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    Where is the initial form data stored?

    Asked by daveb84 on September 09, 2016 at 11:43 PM


    I know from the forum that data is collected from the form and sent to the JotForm secured servers.

    However, I'm not sure the form data is simultaneously stored in a text / xml file with an instance of the form? How come information can be transferred between forms using a URL? When data is transferred or prepopulated between two forms, is it pushing data between two forms or is it calling data from a SQL and pushing into the next form?



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    Answered by jonathan on September 10, 2016 at 12:06 AM

     How come information can be transferred between forms using a URL? 

    It is just using your browser's session cache to temporarily store data.

    Hope this answers your question. Let us know if you need further assistance.