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    Copy field content between multipage form?

    Asked by andrewg1234 on May 02, 2012 at 08:37 AM

    I am looking at making a registratioin form for a kids club.

    The form has about 8 fields that a parent needs to fill in to register their child, including First name, Surname , address, contact number etc.

    Form example at the listed URL (Username "Soncastle", Password:"Faire").

    My Idea is to have a multi page form with exactly the same fields, but a different title (like Child #1, Child #2 ond so on)

    The second and subsequent registation pages would not be revealed until the parent hit the "Next" page break button (Changed to "Register another Child")

    So, my question is: If a parent also wants to register other children from the same family, is there a way that field content from the form on page one could be repeated on page 2 (and 3 and 4 if necessary)

    If this were possible, the parent would only have to add the next child's First name and age....the Address/phone number/etc fields would already be populated?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Page URL:
    http://www.happyholidayhour.org.au/RegoForm.html

    content name phone number next different
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on May 02, 2012 at 06:44 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    It is possible by injecting some custom javascript code. Please check the following tutorial:

    How to Give Users the Ability to Easily Copy Content from One Field to Another

    If any step is not clear, please let us know, and we will try to help you.

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    Answered by andrewg1234 on May 03, 2012 at 02:14 AM

    Thanks for your quick response! The tutorial looks good, I'll give it a try.

    Do you know if it is possible to have a "Submit" button on each page of a form? I imagine that you can only submit the entire contents (all the pages) of the form. Planning to import the .CSV file staight into our Filemaker database.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on May 03, 2012 at 02:38 AM

    @andrewq1234

    If it is a multiple form, Yes, you can put submit button on each of them.
    But if it is only a single form with page breaks, No.
    The important aspect of the submit button is on the form action, meaning it work within the <form> </form> only. Each form will only have <form> on each.

    Hope this help. Please inform us should you require further assistance. 

    Thanks.

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    Answered by andrewg1234 on May 03, 2012 at 03:32 AM

    Thanks again Jonathan,

    Will the example in the tutorial you have linked to work with a multiple form?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on May 03, 2012 at 04:02 AM

    @andrewq1234

    The tutorial linked provided by my colleague Mike_T uses custom javascript. Meaning the source code of the form will be used. 

    The answer is Yes. Using custom scripts, provides more option to customize the functionality of the form. You can use the source code embed and then create your custom class/functions using other programming language such as javascript or PHP to complement the JotForm form.

    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on June 20, 2013 at 06:52 AM

    @andrewg1234

    Please be advised that it's now possible to copy multiple fields. See Item #2 in our latest JotForm Weekly Updates thread (June 11 to 17, 2013) for details.

    If you would like assistance with this feature, we'd be happy to help.

    Cheers