Ever think, “I have this information already and I would really love it if these fields on my form were already filled out for my submitters so that they didn’t have to fill it out”? Well, then pre-populating form fields is the process for you!
There are many possible uses, but here are just a few that you might want to use it for:
- Copying contact information from one form to another so that you can attribute a second form to the same person without them having to fill out all the information again
- Sending out unique form URLs so that you can attribute a form to a certain club member (with our without them knowing about it – sounds sneaky, but I can show you how!)
- Creating a string of forms where different people fill out different sections
To pre-populate form fields, we essentially take the URL for the form, and add information to so that, when the web page is loaded, the page also loads information into certain fields automatically. Below I’ll walk you through how to do that. The end result can look complicated, but if you take it piece by piece, it can be easy to assemble.