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    How do I pass values from my form to an external site

    Asked by ambere77 on June 08, 2016 at 05:38 PM

    We are working with a 3rd party reviewing site that needs tracking done and we need to submit  two different form actions for the same form. is this possible? 

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    Answered by victor on June 08, 2016 at 08:08 PM

    A form can have different actions. A form can send email notification and be directed to another site after submitting and much more

    Can you please indicate what exactly would like to accomplish when a users submits a form. We will be glad to help.

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    Answered by ambere77 on June 10, 2016 at 01:42 PM

    After the form is submitted, we would like to redirect the form to a specific page with URL parameters.


    So for example:

    We have a page called somesite.com/someform.php that contains a hidden field called "stuff". When we submit the page to jotform, we want jotform to get the value from the field called "stuff" and place it right on the URL when redirecting it (e.g. URL parameters)

    So if our thank you page is called http://somesite.com/thank-you.php we need jotform to do http://somesite.com/thank-you.php?stuff=12345


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    Answered by victor on June 10, 2016 at 02:08 PM

    Yes, this is possible. If you press the THANK YOU button on the top tool bar.

    You can indicate the page you wish the form to be re-directed after submitting

    Redirecting Users to a Different Page

    If you have an external site in which you wish to pass values to, please review our guide:

    Send POST Data From JotForm Using PHP in Custom Thank You Page

    This will indicate how to can capture field values and pass it using the URL.

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    Answered by ambere77 on June 10, 2016 at 02:20 PM

    Sorry if I'm unclear in my previous message. We understand how to do the redirect. What we need jotform to do is capture parameters in addition to the redirect.

    So it's not just http://www.somesite.com/thank-you.php but


    Where "total" and "some_id" are form names inside the jotform itself and "some_value" and "somenumber" are what was captured on the submitted form. We need whatever jotform is capturing and place it right on the URL. So if the jotform captures a field called "firstname" and the value it captured is called "David" we need the redirect to do this:


    Does that make sense?

    We need to do this because our thank you page needs to do additional processing to help a another site's reporting. 




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    Answered by victor on June 10, 2016 at 03:06 PM

    When reviewing your form I notice that following fields. Collecting sensitive information violates our terms and will get your account suspended. Please remove this fields and use one of our Payment getaways to get this type of information.

    In regards to your issue. You are indicating that you would like to know how to create a URL with some or all the values in the form to pass to your other site.

    First you would need to get all the ID of the fields you need. This can be obtained from the properties of each field

    Having this you can create the URL


    This would be the URL you can place in the Thank you page.

    Please let us know if that helps.