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    Form Prepopulation: Can we select multiple drop down items using URL query string?

    Asked by nickbh on November 15, 2016 at 03:21 PM
    On another slightly different question? I am using this method as the dual list widget cannot “accept” data through a query string.
    Obviously the standard picklist can.
    I have successfully passed the data I need to prepopulate the the picklist, but so far I can only pass 1 option from the data?
    Ie I would like to pass a selection. In “andorralocations” I would like to pass Arinsal,Canillo and EL Tarter for example.
    So far I can only prepopulate with one field? What separate should I use in the query string to send multiple values?
    I have tried ;
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on November 15, 2016 at 04:36 PM

    Unfortunately, it seems that we do not currently support the dropdown prepopulation with multiple options. I have sent a feature request ticket to our developers.

    We cannot provide any ETA for when it can be implemented, but we will let you know if we have any updates.

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    Answered by nickbh on November 16, 2016 at 06:14 AM

    Ah.  This is a shame.  I actually recreated this form as a workaround for the shortcomings of another form with the dual list box widget- > See > https://www.jotform.com/answers/984857-Dual-List-Box-Widget#5


    As a result and looking at all the options I am struggling to find a method by which I can pass information to any multi-options picklist?


    So yes please if you can escalate to the development team.  Im sure it would be a very welcome and useful addition.  If I had to choose a preferred development it would be to allow multi options to be sent as a query string to the "Dual List Box" widget.  But would be happy either way.

    Many Thanks Nick



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on November 16, 2016 at 07:44 AM

    Hello Nick, 

    My colleague already forwarded this ticket to our developer's team for a possible implementation of this feature. As he said we can not give you an ETA for this but rest assured that we will inform you through this thread when we receive any update.

    Regarding your question, I can only think of checkboxes as multi-select field to prepopulate through URL, you can refer to this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-Fields-to-Your-JotForm-via-URL-Parameters

    If you have any further questions regarding that please open a new thread so we keep this one independent since it is escalated already.

    Thank you!