Great tutorial but something's not quite working right.

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    FFS_user
    Asked on November 06, 2016 at 04:59 AM

    Great tutorial but something's not quite working right.

    We've embedded two jotforms on our wordpress site. Form 1 needs to pass the email and name fields to form 2. The email field is posting fine but the name field is not.

    In my redirect.php file, if I use the name fields like they are in the tutorial -

    $var1 = "?fullName[first]=".urlencode($answers[fullname][0]);

    $var2 = "&fullName[last]=".urlencode($answers[fullname][1]);

    - then the name doesn't pass to form 2. It's just blank.

    But if I change it to this -

    $var1 = "?name[first]=".urlencode($answers[name][0]);

    $var2 = "&name[last]=".urlencode($answers[name][1]);

    then the name passes fine to the form but gives this error:

    Warning: trim() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /XXX/XXX/wp-includes/query.php on line 1609

    Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Perhaps it's a conflict with wordpress files. Any ideas?

    Form 1 is here:

    http://tinyurl.com/gtbqzj4

    (which references this form https://form.jotform.com/62437535188160)

    It redirects to form 2 here:

    http://tinyurl.com/hh8fhop

    (which refrences this form https://form.jotform.com/63063550543148)

    Thanks for any help.



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    liyam
    Answered on November 06, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Hello,

    The fullName[] is actually a name of the field that should capture a value. So on the example on the guide, fullName[first] is the exact name set in the input field on the source code

         Example: <input type="text" name="fullName[first]" class="someClass">

    So to why it's not working in your form is because your 2nd form have the following values

       q7_name[first]
       q7_name[last]

    With the rule on forms on JotForm, the characters up to the underscore are to be omitted. Therefore we only have

       name[first]
       name[last]

    So the 2nd one is correct. What's wrong how trim() function is being used. As the error stated: Warning: trim() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /XXX/XXX/wp-includes/query.php on line 1609

    This means that a value is being passed, but the value is not a string. Unlike the 1st use which returns blank or empty and probably it gets disregarded.

    Now to understand further what's in line 1609 - can you provide more information on this part of your code? What is it trimming?

    Will look forward to your response.

    Thanks.