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Pass Value to Another Form with URL Encoding

Pass Value to Another Form with URL Encoding

You sometimes would like to create a clickable link in your email alert or custom Thank You message that will automatically prefill your next form. The problem is, some other fields like the textarea do not properly format the content on how it was submitted.

You might have submitted a form with a value in the text area as:

Pass Form Data With URL Encoding Part 1

But after it was passed on to the next form, it looked like this:

Pass Form Data With URL Encoding Part 2

To fix this, add URLENCODE: prefix inside the field tag variable that you want to encode its value. In our case, the field name of our text area field is "Description", it has a field name tag {description}.

{description} to {URLENCODE:description}

So if you are to pass a value to another form, you can insert this as URL parameters.{URLENCODE:description}

If you want to learn more about prepopulating fields using URL parameters, check these guides:

You can try making a submission using this form to see it in action:

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  • Gizmo



    This opens up a pop up window textarea to enter text

    However, is it possible to pass in the string to textarea via the URL

    Something like: http:///window=name&text="foo"

  • Smitha774

    Right now it looks like WordPress is the top blogging platform available right now. from what I've read Is that what you're using on your blog? cedfdeedeebedkfb

  • slutzko

    I want to imput a URL that can be clicked to open a page of rules, terms and conditions

  • jennifer

    I am wanting my PDF file to be a link that people can click and have it pop up. What steps do I need to do to make my file pop up after clicking the link?