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Populating from a previous form

  1. Nick Hempsey
    Member

    I am wondering if it would be possible to do a string of 2 forms with the second populated from the first.

    Here's what I'm trying to do:

    We're building a credit application...
    I will have a landing page with a very basic form with Name, Email and Phone Number, when they click submit It would take them to the next page to fill out the rest of the application. I would like the first form to populate the Name, Email and Phone of the second form, which will have address, ssn, and a few other tid bits. Not exactly sure how to pull this off.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday October 13, 2010 | Permalink
  2. In order to do this you would have to use the confirmation redirect functionality and pass the form data from form 1 to the page containing form 2.

    You would have to edit each field on form 2 you want to populate dynamically and go to the advanced tab and check the "Allow field to be populated dynamically" checkbox and then give the field a parameter name. This paramater name is used in the query string to pass data to it (ex. name=VALUE the name is the parameter name).

    Then you would edit form 1 and edit the form settings and set the form confirmation to use a URL redirect. Type in the URL to the page containing form 2 and then use the available UI to build a query string that passes data from form 1 to the page containing form 2 using the query string builder.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday October 13, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Nick Hempsey
    Member

    Fantastic! Thanks for the quick response. I'll give it a shot.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday October 13, 2010 | Permalink
  4. I had a need for something similar. I appreciate these instructions, Carl; it worked just like I needed.

    Posted 11 years ago on Sunday October 24, 2010 | Permalink
  5. I don't understand how to do query strings. I want to take populated field data from a drop down list on Form 1 and populate it to the Form 2. I tried to do what was explained above. But I don't understand exactly what I should fill into the parameter name on Form 1 and if I need to modify anything in the insert form field on Form 2.

    For example, this is what Form 2 gives me {Feature Description:3}

    1. What does the number 2 mean? Do I change that?
    2. Do I need to add anything to this, such as Feature_Description={Feature Description:3} ?
    3. How do I determine the name=VALUE?
    4. What do I enter in Form 1?

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday July 14, 2011 | Permalink