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    Feature request: Populate dropdown options from external source or global list.

    Asked by boligskjema on August 09, 2016 at 05:21 AM

    Hi, we have many forms using the same dropdown lists. We update these lists quite often and today we need to do it in every single form. It would help a lot if we could update them in one place in our account, and then refer to that place in each form. Or even better, being able to draw the data from a third party service.

    Is this something we can expect from you anytime soon?

    single form same then and
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on August 09, 2016 at 06:32 AM

    Hello boligskjema,

    Unfortunately we do not have this feature yet where you can populate dropdown fields from any external source or a global list. The only option available is to manually input the values in the dropdown question of your form. 

    I am creating a feature request and sending it to our backend team. Unfortunately we cannot provide an ETA of this feature request but we will get back to you as soon as we have any update from them.

    Thank you!