Allow JotForm to remember names and autocomplete form based on existing record?

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    ibastrash
    Asked on May 19, 2016 at 02:11 AM
    Is this feature available yet ? I would like Jotform to remember the names as you type the first letters, and once a name completed, the email and phone number for that name is also remembered and automatically proposed.
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    Charlie
    Answered on May 19, 2016 at 02:21 AM

    Unfortunately, we do not have this exact feature. But what we have is an auto fill feature that saves current inputs of your user's to their browser's storage. 

    Here's a guide about it: https://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature.

    We also have an Auto Complete widget that shows suggestion of a drop down field as your user types: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/autocomp 

     

    This is also possible using API and adding your own custom script on the form. I presume what you would like to do is have your users an initial record in JotForm, after that, when they fill out their name or a specific field, the other fields will be automatically prepopulated? Here's how I will do it:

    1. First, get your form's full source code. Here's how: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form 

    2. After that, create a custom script that will check if the full name or a specific input exists in your JotForm submissions, this is possible by using our API. Here's the specific section of it in our document: http://api.jotform.com/docs/#form-id-submissions 

    3. After that, create another function in your custom script that will prepopulate the form fields based on the fetched submission data.

     

    The workaround I mentioned will definitely require you to have a knowledge in programming and in our API. Or you can also hire a developer to have this setup in your end. You will also need to have a web page to where you need to paste the full source code of the form.

    I hope that helps.