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How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL

How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL

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:

Video Instruction

1. Go to the MY FORMS page.

2. Click the CREATE FORM button.

3. On the Choose a Form Layout section, click CREATE A FORM under your desired layout:

4. Select Import Form

5. Then, select From a web page and paste the Form URL.  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.

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  • mezzoid

    What I was really looking for was how to duplicate an entire page. I wanted a form that was 7 pages long, 1 page for each day, that my students could submit at the end of the week to keep track of their practice. Trying to copy each element was just too difficult.

  • Jerry Hudson

    Worked like a charm! Thank you!

  • Consoc

    When I follow the above procedure, I get this message: "Unauthorized request. You do not have access to this form". How can I solve this? I have admin access to both accounts. When I browse the comments below, I see this question has already been asked but again I can't get access to the answer. BTW, one of my two accounts is a free account at present, I may upgrade later.

  • bewareyou357

    It helped

  • rupa78243

    Hi ' I would like clone the form

  • SBAreception

    Hi, Thank you was able to clone the form. However each time I attempt to add the + symbol after each item the + symbol moves to the top of the item and collect in a consecutive row at the top of the page - despite adding the + after each item. Are you able to advise what I could be doing wrong for future forms? Also as I have cloned the template, will there be an issue if I now rename the form or will it break the formulas? Thanks

  • mikelade1975

    tried this and says Unauthorised request ........

  • Hanna Krohn

    I would like to import a template from to my account on The owner of the template has agreed but it doesn't work. What can I do?
    Best, Hanna

  • KristinChaumont

    This was a great resource. Thanks!!

  • cobrion

    thanks. i was able to clone the form. It's now a form in my USFSP paid account where I want it. however, it was published in a mass email and the replies are going to the original version in the free account. I can't add users so they can see the reply spreadsheet. Is this possible? Can I combine 2 forms. or redirect the link from one to the other?

  • bigfatnorm

    thanks. exactly what i wanted.

  • bigfatnorm

    thanks. exactly what i wanted.

  • Sally Lee

    Thank you!!!!

  • Katrina

    Why did you change the feature to be able to clone a form from the drop down under the "More" tab.

  • Fredjansen034

    Kan ik een directe link naar een pagina in de formulier, nu kan ik alleen maar een verwijzing naar een form geven vanuit mijn website.

    Vriendelijke groeten Fred

  • انور آل حتاجه

    Asked on August 03, 2018 at 06:18 PM
    I've created a payroll time sheet that I'd like to calculate total hours worked for the day as well as total hours worked for the pay period. The calculation I'd like to set up is as follows:

    Time in + Time out - Lunch = Total hours worked

    Then another calculation for "Total hours worked" across all days worked at the bottom of the form.

    How can I create this calculation?

    Thank you.

  • BreathofFive

    I have tried this. After getting access from the original form creator (I was sent the build url) I made adjustments to the form, seeing that I was logged in to my own account. However, what I was doing (but didn't know it) was editing the original form. So, I still don't know how to clone the form.


    One thing I notice is that while the cloning process works great, the form width is not preserved in the clone. Thanks.

  • CandyCoatedTravels

    Hello ,

    I am not sure this is what I am looking for. I am trying to put just the candy coated logo on the back of the email response. I am unable to make that update with the above , can you assist further ?

  • karenborschmann

    Hi, I tried to do this with the form a couple of hours ago and it worked, but it isn't working now.
    What might I be doing wrong?

  • Ralph Celento

    Thank you very much, I asked how to do this and your quick response has been very helpful.

  • justinschwartz

    cloned a link and after it is submitted and someone gets the email it still shows an image that they can't seem to remove. how does one remove this?


  • Gabe1972

    Thank you! This worked perfectly.

  • billgreenenterprises


  • Letloveinternational

    Thank you. Simple and straight forward.

  • Paula Austin

    When you clone a form can you make changes to it? Will the original form stay the way it was originally designed?

    In other words, my new agent could use my designed form, clone it, but change the name on the form to her name and not mine. Paula’s information sheet -original form, clone it and change the name to. Nicole’s information sheet?
    The. We have 2 separate forms?

  • nydgal1

    Wow so easy!!!!

  • RealityOlympia

    I did exactly as you did, but when I hit submit, it just says "please wait" and never shows a Thanks page. Are my settings off, or hyperlinks or encryptions blocking something? We'd like this up and running asap. Thanks!!

  • cajcs

    it is not letting me clone a form , when I go to the url where I need to paste the url of an existing form it does not let me .
    Kindly help

  • ParkAbroad

    It says I've reached my user limit. So do I need to upgrade my account? I dont have any forms.

  • AZDBAdesze

    Please update your steps as Step 3 is omitted and it takes you directly to Step 4 and if you don't like the card look you have to go into Form Setting > Show more options > scroll down and look for Form Layout and change the option.

  • rizomasocial

    Thanks, as usual simpler than I thought!



    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 : Unauthorized request. You do not have access to this form
    Thank you for your help,
    Ingo D.


    Hi! I have the same issue as the ones below.

    Please copy this form to my other account SMFC_AMLA2.

    Thanks! :)

  • whbyrd

    Does not work

  • noorimages

    hey, i was redirected to cloning. im not interested in cloning, as i need to keep the same url link. how can i move a form to my current account?

  • JimMcCool

    I have followed the instructions to clone this form from one of my accounts to another account but it is not working.

    The URL is

    It keeps responding "Form not found: Form Id is missing or irregular"

  • rphsroyals

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

  • LFOVDL45


    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

  • SCint I can not clone from this Url

  • imoade

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

  • fasterforward

    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.

  • kn2011

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

  • Maurone

    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?


  • mishlohof

    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..."


  • Ed

    very useful and concise info, thank you.

  • Đinh Văn Huy

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

  • photoguy123

    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?

  • yorchbrand

    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"

  • rssllrich

    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.