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    Is there a way we can have a link (that we will generate) that can pre-populate a hidden field or have the data stored with a specific ID that will b

    Asked by Ralph Betesh on July 05, 2016 at 04:41 PM
    My company is looking into putting this form into our program and we rather
    patients not have to enter in their name (also we have patients with the
    same names). Is there a way we can have a link (that we will generate) that
    can pre-populate a hidden field or have the data stored with a specific ID
    that will be the same ID every time a specific link is used?
    specific id
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    Answered by KadeJM on July 05, 2016 at 05:02 PM

    If I understand you correctly it seems to me that you mean you want to have a link you generate pre-populated into a hidden field to refer to later multiple times for a patient?

    We have a unique id widget that is capable of generating unique id's and you can hide fields and that in turn can be used to refer to later if needed.

    Or were you meaning you wanted to use generated id's from your end?

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    Answered by Ralph Betesh on July 06, 2016 at 10:45 AM
    I found a similar help topic that helped. I'll be using ??id=xyz at the end
    of the link and I'll have the links generated from my end.
    Thank you for all your help!
    Ralph
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on July 06, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Great! Glad to see that you found a thread in the support forum which helped you in generating the id and link. If you need any further assistance, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

    Thank you!