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    How to Receive Email Notification with Pre-populate Link

    Asked by aeroloop on June 21, 2016 at 03:52 AM


    simply I would like to receive a form pre-populate url link in the form mail result not to the redirect page or thank you page in order to analyse the results before sending a link allowing the user to proceed to a payment form.

    Thank you 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on June 21, 2016 at 07:28 AM

    Hello aeroloop,

    You can prepopulate a form by using URL parameters by using this tool: http://prepopulate.jotform.io/ 

    The value created from the tool above can be used to for using to email alerts, you will just need to replace the value with the template variables for email alerts (those values enclosed with { and }).

    To have a preview of the forms to be submitted you can add the preview before submit widget on your form. This way, a user will be able to have a preview of the form he shall submit before proceeding for payment: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/preview_before_submit

    Regarding payments, do you have a specific payment processor in mind that you want to use? With the process you have in mind, I would like to recommend Paypal. This will be your payment processing element that for after confirming the purchase, he will be redirected to Paypal to login and make payment. This guide will give you information regarding Paypal payments: https://www.jotform.com/help/50-PayPal-Forms 

    Basically these are the things that you need to have your form function the way you want. But in order for us to help you better, you can provide us the link to the form you are developing and we'll assist you further to achieve the process that you want.

    We'll be looking forward to your response.


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    Answered by aeroloop on June 22, 2016 at 04:59 AM

    Thank you Liyam for your help,

    Almost getting there, my form https://form.jotform.me/60838991884475 is a bike and car booking form, I had earlier paypal payment but i end up with too many bookings that i can not control, therefore i need a way to have the form results posted to me with form results and an url link so i can use it to pre-populate a new form with a payment link, if i have available vehicles for rent. jot form offer the possibility to have this link through a thank you page, but the thank you page go to the user and i like to have this url link it sent to me instead.

    Like this:

    1. the user fill the form and get the total price.

    2. the user send the form so i receive the results including the url link to pre-populate a new form.

    3. I can now send the link to the user, changing the form id and redirecting to a new form used only for payment.

    This way I can check availability before authorising the payment.

    Hope this will help.




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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on June 22, 2016 at 08:34 AM


    Thank you for further information. I am thinking of a solution but I think I need more information about your forms.

    1. Is the form you gave above the first form? If so, can you please give us the second form as well.

    2. What fields do you want to pass from first form to the second form?

    We will wait for your reply.

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    Answered by aeroloop on June 26, 2016 at 05:01 AM

    Hi Christian,

    Thank you for looking at my form, yes the first form is the one mentioned above https://form.jotform.me/60838991884475

    The second form is this one, https://form.jotformeu.com/61721052449351 where i need to have pre-populated url link to send to the customer. I just need 3 fields to proceed to payment, name, email, total price to be processed with Paypal.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Answered by liyam on June 26, 2016 at 08:04 AM


    What you can do is you can insert this somewhere within the body of your email notification on the 1st form, this way it would be easy for you to copy and paste the URL with the proper values once you receive the email alert, and then you can send the the link to the user:


    Let us know if you need clarification on this.