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Parsing information in a text boxAsked by ppd366 on April 23, 2016 at 04:34 PMAnswered by Jan
Thanks for your quick answer below. I do not think it is what I am looking for. I am carrying out a survey and respondents will enter free text responses into a text box.
I want to be able to analyse or parse? the responses in order to be able to synthesise or grou specific themes from the free text responses provided. In essence I am looking to be able to group specific words or strings of words that convey similar meaning
Yes, you can get the value in the text boxes and send or redirect the data to a PHP file.
Please check these 2 helpful guides:
If you are planning to copy the value entered on 1 text field to another then you can use the "Update/Calculate Field" conditions. Please check this guide: How-to-Populate-Field-with-a-Value-from-another-Field
If this is not what you need, then please let us know and provide more details about your issue. Thank you.
I see Paul that the reply you have mentioned is from my colleague on the following thread: https://www.jotform.com/answers/825109
What I would like to ask you is to reply back to the same thread if the question / reply is on the same subject. That will allow us to keep everything in one thread and properly assist you with the same.
Now, based on what you have mentioned, that would not be possible to so.
What you could do is to create a form that captures the free text. You can also set it up to pass the data over to your server. You would however need to do your own parsing (on your server) of the input in the way you wanted it.
If you have any additional questions, please do let us know. This is the link to this thread: https://www.jotform.com/answers/825133
Thanks. Can I capture/pass the free text from a singe field within a form? If so, how would I do that?
If this is from a form to other one, then it is possible by following the steps on this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-fields-to-your-JotForm-via-URL-parameters.
If this is sending the data from your form to your custom code then it will be possible by following the steps on this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/213-Send-POST-Data-From-JotForm-Using-PHP-in-Custom-Thank-You-Page.
Both were provided by my colleague on your other thread, those guides should help you to pass the data from a form.