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    Is there anyway the dropdown list of different forms can get the data from somewhere

    Asked by cgskillaccounts on August 21, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    Hi, to standardize the dropdownlist data, is there anyway to have these referred from some data somewhere within jotform? So we just have one source of data to edit everytime and need not edit all the forms and reduce mistakes.

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    Answered by BDAVID on August 21, 2016 at 01:23 PM

    That is not possible, you need to enter or update the drop-down options manually via the form builder. 

    If you would like to do accomplish that, it would required downloading the full source code of your form, and hiring a programmer to create the proper queries to your database to automatically pull the data into your drop-down fields. 

    Open a new thread if have another question, we will be glad to assist you.

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    Answered by AA_C on August 21, 2016 at 04:09 PM


    i did this on my Trial Application Form.

    As David indicated I to download the source code.

    Write script to access my database, and populate the dropdown list with a list of names.

    iI required using php, mysql, javascript and ajax.

    The JF crew help GREAT DEAL in accomplishing it.