How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL

Last Update: July 16, 2017

So, you want to clone a form? This article will guide you on how to do it. First, you need to copy the URL of the form that needs to be cloned, then proceed with the steps below:

1. Go to the MY FORMS page.

2. Click the CREATE FORM button.

3. On the IMPORT FORM section, click IMPORT.

4. Select FROM A WEB PAGE then paste the Form URL.

5. Click CONTINUE and the form should be cloned.

Afterwards, you will be redirected to the Form Builder where you can start working on your newly cloned form.

Comments and suggestions are welcome below. If you have a question, post it in our Support Forum so we can assist you.


davetheman (March 05, 2011 at 01:14 PM)

I have five forms that I want to clone from a website. The first two clone OK then, after that, any form that I try to clone comes up identical to the second form that I successfully cloned. I am inputting the URL. I clear the browser cache before trying to clone. Is there a limit of two forms that you can clone with the free version?

pisto5000 (April 29, 2011 at 09:06 AM)

Your system keep saying it cant be found but its working...I just check again*FJOW3eX*9ADACtneg

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wsjunior (August 15, 2011 at 08:26 PM)

I've created this form as guest user but now I can't import it using these steps, why?

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avtoskolazebra (October 27, 2011 at 05:50 AM)

I did

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LDMedia (February 17, 2012 at 08:46 PM)

As long as you're fighting pishing attempts using jotform, how about an option to block my forms from being cloned by their URl?

I don't want the conditions, field names, post data collection page or hidden fields known to random jotform users.

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woyoso (March 20, 2012 at 05:20 AM)

I have tried to clone a form from this link.

I think it is not possible to clone the form. I have a heavy respect for Jotform. I wish if you include some features like instant result or online instant scores functionality. I can opt for a small donation if you consider this. Please help...

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lvekemans (May 02, 2012 at 06:55 AM)

Thank you for this answer! It worked perfect for me.

gop (July 27, 2012 at 08:09 PM)

Thank you for this information.

I wish to copy a form from one Jotform account to another also and it is not published. I wish to copy it directly.

Can I do this and do I need then to customise email address of received forms to a required new address and obliterate the original?

Thanks for any reply?


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paernst (November 02, 2012 at 10:15 AM)

I cloned aa existing form for a survey, that worked great. But now I am receiving the survey results by both the original and the cloned version. So 2 of each results. WHat can I do to fix this problem?

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aquaticapools (January 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM)

I have followed these directions and it is still not working on mine either.

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jacquesbrand (February 13, 2013 at 08:26 AM)

Please help us!

niki (March 16, 2013 at 05:43 PM)

If i have created a form...can it be edited or viewed by others on this site?

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miraclebabies (February 13, 2014 at 06:59 PM)

After following the above 1-6 instructions, the page that is displayed isn't my form of the copied URL. The form that is displayed has fields that ask for Username, Password, Sign in box, Remember me with 3 options, forgot password and send Rest Instructions.
I am signed into JotFrom and just refreshed my page before copying the URL. I don't know what else to do?

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MikePreston (March 12, 2014 at 12:40 PM)

The "View Answer" link, above:

results in my browser recursively accessing the page without displaying anything. Can it be fixed?

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Aly (March 31, 2014 at 02:11 AM)

I also have the problem where I import the form, and the submission is recieved by bith me and the original owner of the form. Is there a way to prevent the submission from going to the original owner as well?

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ElstonConsulting (April 13, 2014 at 07:17 PM)

I want to clone an existing form to a new account,
(as a workaround for changing my username).
However, when I copy and paste the URL, the following error message appears:
No form found on the page. Please check the source code you provided.
Please can you explain this?
Many thanks

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BOCOFloodRecovery (April 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM)

Just tried this message, not working.

Got this error: No form found on the page. Please check the source code you provided

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fondovintage (April 26, 2014 at 11:37 AM)

It even imports Google Drive forms.

Jot form is extremely powerful!

ALISHER (September 20, 2014 at 01:24 PM)

i want to create a an appointment form with an auto responder which reply to the clients automatically that they have successfully requested for the appointment.

can anyone help me plz ?


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Melissa (January 22, 2015 at 05:10 PM)

Hi there,

can I clone a form from Adobe Forms as they are closing down their form product. Formstack allows you to do thi.


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BenCroft (January 26, 2015 at 06:39 AM)

Hi, Need some help if possible.
Currently use to capture data and it is integrated with Jotform. 3 Forms are used from this & & When I try to import these forms I am given the error message: "No form found on the page. Please check the source code you provided". What am I doing wrong? Many Thanks

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dbkeohane (January 26, 2015 at 08:18 AM)


I'm trying to import this form to a new account I've created (so a different department can manage it). I tried to use the import option, but it won't let me import. Is this only applicable for those who are not using the free version? Please advise.


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silconvalleyhealingrooms (February 23, 2015 at 05:41 PM)

I was able to clone the form and rename it. But no changes have been allowed. I can double click and get the text box to allow me to change but it won't save.
Then it allowed me to delete a text box and now I can't replace it. And it certainly won't let me change my paymet type today. Not good. It's been hours and hours of trying and hitting my head against the wall.

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Bill Burress (April 22, 2015 at 09:27 PM)

I am trying to import a form into my account from a URL using the above instructions and I keep receiving an error message:

"Form not found: Form Id is missing or irregular"

The URL:

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TamikaC (June 09, 2015 at 09:21 PM)

When cloning a form it is not coming over across the same way



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Jim (July 09, 2015 at 04:43 PM)

I get a message saying
Unauthorized request. You do not have access to this form

Have I missed a step? Please advise.

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Connections14 (July 14, 2015 at 05:38 PM)

Hi there,

Is it possible to clone a new JotForm from this page?

When I try it, I get the "Form not found: Form Id is missing or irregular" message.


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Athena61 (August 11, 2015 at 10:43 AM)

Hi. I followed your instructions to clone an existing form. After entering the url I click on continue and it says, "generating form" but it never completes the generation. What must I do to get the final form? Thanks in advance.

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Tim Tyler (August 12, 2015 at 07:34 AM)

I am trying to clone the following form
But every time I do I get the following message.

Form not found: Form Id is missing or irregular

Please advise

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rssllrich (September 04, 2015 at 07:29 PM)

I am trying to import a form into my account from a URL using the above instructions and I keep receiving an error message:

"Form not found: Form Id is missing or irregular"

Other answers here say that one must use the actual url, not a custom one. But, this appears to be the actual url:

This the one in the direct link box.

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yorchbrand (October 07, 2015 at 01:47 PM)

I want to copy a form with these instructions, but when I put the form URL I got this message: "Unauthorized request. You do not have access to this form"

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photoguy123 (December 23, 2015 at 01:32 AM)

is it possible to block the import function for my forms? i don't necessarily want anyone to easily replicate something complex that i created. if i embed a form, can anybody still do this?

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Đinh Văn Huy (April 02, 2016 at 09:11 AM)

I made as that but my ex form is blocked. Why?

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Ed (April 11, 2016 at 08:42 AM)

very useful and concise info, thank you.

mishlohof (May 16, 2016 at 02:13 AM)

Hello and thank a lot for your answer, but still i didn't understand how can i change the text in the section?
for instence the "Ultra divided cleaning..."


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Maurone (June 09, 2016 at 05:32 PM)

I'm trying to clone a form:

but this is the anwer;

Unauthorized request. You do not have access to this form

Can you explain me why?


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kn2011 (June 28, 2016 at 05:48 AM)

When I try to clone from my own Jotform version 3.0 to my premium account my layout and images is not included.

fasterforward (June 30, 2016 at 08:51 AM)

It doesn't work for me.

I tried to clone this form:

to another account because it has to be on the workaccount.

I tried everything but ist's still not working.

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barneywray (October 02, 2016 at 04:48 PM)

I cloned a jotform at that is in use on a site, where it appears to work OK. The imported form is largely blank (white-on-rice). When I hover over a field, I do see text, but... What is up with this?

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imoade (October 11, 2016 at 11:11 AM)

Thank you so much Jotform GENIUS I look forward to this.

SCint (February 06, 2017 at 07:05 AM) I can not clone from this Url

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LFOVDL45 (April 08, 2017 at 07:16 AM)


I have created my account with a different login. I would like to clone my old forms into my new account.

I have tried to clone this form with your procedure :

The error message is : Form not found: Form Id is missing or irregular

Thank you for your help,
Mélanie Joubert

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rphsroyals (August 14, 2017 at 11:29 AM)

Someone recently cloned one of my forms. Does it copy my paypal account into their form?

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