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    Forward data from one form to another form embedded to a webpage

    Asked by browningreagle on June 15, 2016 at 01:16 PM

    I was able to figure out how to get the data from one form to transfer to the second form upon submission, but I was hoping to get a little clarification about sending to the second form which is posted in a webpage.

    I've got no difficulties having the Thank You page redirect to a form.jotform.com URL and populating the fields I want, but I want to redirect the the page on my website where the second form is posted and have the fields populated there.  Is there a way to accomplish this?

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    Answered by david on June 15, 2016 at 01:18 PM

    Yes you still can. The only difference is you will use the website URL instead of the form URL to pass the data between the forms.

    Example:

    If the using the form URL have this format

    https://form.jotform.com/53542179889977?fullName1[first]={fullName:first}&fullName1[last]={fullName:last}&email2={email}&textBox8={textBox}&textArea7={textArea}&dropDown4={dropDown}&radioButton5={radioButton}&checkBox6={checkBox:0},{checkBox:1},{checkBox:2}

     

    using the website URL will have this format

    https://mywebsite.com/testpageURL?fullName1[first]={fullName:first}&fullName1[last]={fullName:last}&email2={email}&textBox8={textBox}&textArea7={textArea}&dropDown4={dropDown}&radioButton5={radioButton}&checkBox6={checkBox:0},{checkBox:1},{checkBox:2}

    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by browningreagle on June 15, 2016 at 03:24 PM

    I just tried doing it, and it didn't work.  I'm positive I followed the format correctly, but perhaps the fact I have a Collapse Bar is interfering?

    This is what I've got:

    http://browningreagle.com/business-insurance/commercial-vehicle#fleetquote?company1={company}&contactName[first]={contactName:first}&contactName[last]={contactName:last}&businessAddress[addr_line1]={businessAddress:addr_line1}&businessAddress[addr_line2]={businessAddress:addr_line2}&businessAddress[city]={businessAddress:city}&businessAddress[state]={businessAddress:state}&businessAddress[postal]={businessAddress:postal}&phoneNumber5[area]={phoneNumber3:area}&phoneNumber5[phone]={phoneNumber3:phone}&email6={email4}&website={website}&Of={Of}&yearsIn={yearsIn}&tradeindustry={tradeindustry}&entity={entity}&desiredEffective={desiredEffective}

    It's supposed to go from https://form.jotform.com/41183905258154 to this form:   https://form.jotform.com/43004373827149 on the above webpage. 

    My only other thought is that it might be the #fleetquote interfering. I put that there to let users immediately go to the location of the form on that page.  In the two tests I've done, it simply loaded the page the next form is on, as if I only typed in http://browningreagle.com/business/insurance/commcercial-vehicle without jumping down to the form.

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    Answered by david on June 15, 2016 at 04:28 PM

    I believe the added jump is what is causing the issue.  If you try from this URL, the form will no populate:

    browningreagle.com/business-insurance/commercial-vehicle/#fleetquote?company1=test1&contactName[first]=test2

    However, from this URL, it works correctly:

    http://browningreagle.com/business-insurance/commercial-vehicle/?company1=test1&contactName[first]=test2

    Try the redirect without the #fleetquote and it should work properly.

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    Answered by browningreagle on June 15, 2016 at 04:37 PM

    Thanks David!  Thought that might have been the issue.  Since I've got my form at the bottom of the page, instead of using a custom URL to redirect, could I put the hyperlink on the Thank You page?  That way I can remind them to scroll down to find the pre-filled form.

    Thanks again!

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    Answered by david on June 15, 2016 at 06:15 PM

    A hyper link on the thank you page should work the same way the link does as the thank you page URL.  Since the thank you page can pull form data from the form ID's in the same manner, you can construct the URL the same way.