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    Pull Values in from 1 form to another

    Asked by squeakycleanhouse on April 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    If I am sending people from 1 form to another form URL, is there a way to grab fields in Form 1 and pull them to form to using hidden fields?

    hidden another form
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    Answered by moonzkie on April 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Unfortunately, such option is not available as of the moment

    Thank you for using Jotform. Let us know if there's anything else that you require assistance with.

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    Answered by NeilVicente on April 13, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    With no disrespect to my colleague, there is actually a workaround to pass variables from one form to another, as demonstrated by this form:

    http://www.jotform.com/form/20413638141

    I haven't finished creating the guide for this yet, but I will update you as soon as possible.

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    Answered by squeakycleanhouse on April 13, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    wow.  neat.  can't wait.  thanks 

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    Answered by webimmg on November 08, 2013 at 02:22 PM

    "Answered by NeilVicente on April 13, 2012 at 12:04 AM

     

    With no disrespect to my colleague, there is actually a workaround to pass variables from one form to another, as demonstrated by this form:

    http://www.jotform.com/form/20413638141

    I haven't finished creating the guide for this yet, but I will update you as soon as possible."

     

     do we have a steps for this some where?

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    Answered by khrisell on November 08, 2013 at 03:15 PM

    Hello webimmg ,

    Please open a new thread for your new question using this link http://www.jotform.com/contact. So we can better track the issues, requests and solutions users are having. Also, to assist you better and avoid confusion.

    Thank you for understanding and looking forward to assist you further on your new thread.

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    Answered by CscProvidence on March 18, 2016 at 04:00 PM

    Love that demo of passing form fields (and sub-fields) from one form to an other.  

    Here's the trick question :

    The given example has NO time delay between the two forms, and the idea could actually link more forms in the same fashion, could a user return to a form previously submitted to continue a process with a second (third, ...) "linked" form ?

    Here's the situation I have :

    Someone pre-registers using a form which collects enough data for that stage of registration along with, say, a deposit done through PayPal.  The submit button must be used.  At some later date the person uses a second form to commit to the registration, and pay the (balance) of registration fee. How can the forms be linked so the individual does not have to re enter some of the information of the first form and I end up with "all" data in the second (last) form in the chain ?

    The long way about would probably for me to gather the data from the first form into a database & then feed the needed bits of data, as per format of your demo/test page to the second form. I was trying to avoid having to do this, if possible.  If it can't be avoided, then I would want each form be formatted entry screens feeding the database "directly" - submit button becoming a "commit data" button as well.

    Crossing my fingers Jotform can make it simpler ...

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    Answered by Nik_C on March 18, 2016 at 04:33 PM

    @CscProvidence thank you for your feedback, I opened a new thread for you since we tend to open separate threads for each question or suggestion so we can address it accordingly.

    Thank you!