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    Problem pre-populating from one form to another with a checkbox containing multiple selections.

    Asked by ryanolear on March 22, 2016 at 12:05 PM

    If a customer checks multiple boxes on Form 1: https://form.jotform.com/60276120475148, for this question:

     

    We need it to populate accordingly, with those multiple selections, in Form 2: https://form.jotform.com/60275042207143.

     

    (The same question appears at the top of this form but is set to “hidden” on purpose.) The logic for the remainder of Form 2 is dependent on what is populated in those fields, and for some reason when a user selects a single option in Form 1 it works fine and carries over, but if they select multiple it comes out blank on Form 2.

     

     

    Any suggestion on how we can fix this? Thanks.

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    Answered by Ben on March 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    One suggestion is that you could pass over the text from the checkboxes to the second form into some text field.

    After that, you can simply check if the text box contains the text from one or more checkboxes, or alternatively you can pass the checkboxe values as so:

    checkboxField2={checkboxField1:0},{checkboxField1:1},{checkboxField1:2}

    This way you will pass all of the values over and your checkbox will take the same.

    You just replace the checkboxField2 with the name of your field name on the second form and checkboxField1 to the name of the checkbox field on the first form.

    You can see how to get the name here: How to find Field IDs & Names

    If you still have any issues, do let us know and we would be happy to assist.