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    Automatic data filling from one form to other form

    Asked by forms_ud on June 15, 2016 at 04:45 AM

    Hello, I have this problem:


    I have two different forms, Form1 and Form2 that are sent in different moments of time. Is it possible that once you fill in the fields in Form1 automaticly Form2 is filled? For this, firstly the person should fill the "name" and the other two fields would be automatic.



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    Answered by liyam on June 15, 2016 at 05:56 AM


    Unfortunately, it would not be possible to create a form whose data is dependent on the other form by filling up the form.  The closest solution that I could think of is filling the 2nd form by means of URL parameters. This means that the form is filled when the link to the form has specific parameters that shall automatically fill the form.

    Here is a user guide that explains more about it: https://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-Fields-to-Your-JotForm-via-URL-Parameters


    You can however customize your form flexibly to use the HTML full source code and have your own database on a separate website, and then customizing your form to pull up data from your own database. But this requires that you also are collecting submissions on to your specific website by using the sending post data feature of JotForm: https://www.jotform.com/help/213-Send-POST-Data-From-JotForm-Using-PHP-in-Custom-Thank-You-Page


    If you think any of the alternative suggestions might work for you, please do let us know.