How to Populate Entry Data from One Form into Another Using Gravity Forms

Populate entry data into any form with Gravity Forms Easy Passthrough.

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Populating entry data into Gravity Forms is a common request and there are a myriad of solutions out there. With our Perk Easy Passthrough, we have the best method for populating values into your forms.

This tutorial will show you how to populate data entry onto one form into another, using WordPress and Gravity Forms. I’ll assume you’re running Gravity Forms 2.0 or greater, Gravity Perks and GF Easy Passthrough.

Although this tutorial demonstrates how to populate from Form A to Form B, you can also use this technique to populate data back into Form A from Form A.


We’re going to create two forms:

  • Form A is going to collect the name and email values entered by the user. These values will be passed to Form B using Easy Passthrough. When Form A is submitted, the user will be redirected to a page with Form B on it.
  • Form B will populate the submitted name and email and display them as the default value.

  1. Create Form A
  2. Create Form B
  3. Configure Easy Passthrough
  4. Create the Confirmation Page
  5. Set Confirmation Settings for Form A
  6. Submit the Form

Step 1 – Create Form A

Our source form contains a Name field and an Email field.

Step 2 – Create Form B

We’ll be populating the Name and Email field from Form A into fields of the same type on Form B. You can add other fields as well, but in this tutorial we’re only going to populate the name and email into Form B.

Step 3 – Configure Easy Passthrough

  1. Navigate to Form B’s settings.
  2. Click on Easy Passthrough.
  3. Create an Easy Passthrough feed.
  4. Select Form A and map your fields.

Easy Passthrough will attempt to automatically map the fields for you, and you can make changes to those mappings at any time. You can even map fields to different types, but make sure to take care when doing so. Gravity Forms supports some complex field types, such as Checkbox fields, and the way the data in those fields is stored might not play nicely with your target field. As always, test your form thoroughly.

Step 4 – Create the Confirmation Page

With Easy Passthrough set up, you now need to direct your user to Form B after they have submitted Form A. The most direct method is to create a confirmation page that has Form B on it. Once a user submits Form A, they are immediately redirected to the confirmation page and Easy Passthrough will automatically populate data into Form B.

  1. Add a New Page and give it a title.
  2. Click the Add Form button.
  3. Select the Form B in the drop down menu.
Add Form

Step 5 – Set Confirmation Settings for Form A

Set Form A’s confirmation page to our newly created confirmation page.

  1. Navigate to Forms page.
  2. Hover over Settings and select Confirmations.
  1. Select Default Confirmation.
  2. Set the Confirmation Type to Page.
  3. In the Page drop down, select the page you just created in Step 4.
  4. Save your confirmation settings.

Step 6 – Submit the Form

Awesome! Now you’re ready to see it all in action. Go submit your form.

When you’re redirected, you’ll notice that the entered first name, last name, and email are populated in the second form.


Now you know how to how to populate data entry onto one form into another, using WordPress and Gravity Forms! You’ll need Gravity Perks to do this: you can click the link below to get our Gravity Forms addons.


    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff June 19, 2023 at 11:29 am

      Unfortunately, the question isn’t clear. Can you provide more information on what you’re trying to do.


  1. Rajesh
    Rajesh June 8, 2023 at 5:35 am

    Hi I want to achieve this when a user submits Form A, the value will be passed to Form B using Gravity Perks Easy Passthrough. Then, the email notification will be triggered automatically if the comparison condition is met, preventing the need for the user to manually submit Form B.

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff June 8, 2023 at 8:10 am

      Hi Rajesh,

      I am not really tracking your question, but if what you want to do is to setup the Easy Passthrough to only pass the data to Form B if a condition is met, then that should be possible with Conditional logic. Easy Passthrough supports conditional logic just as notification.


  2. John Doherty
    John Doherty November 21, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Hi team, is it possible to have the entry on Form B only be created when the original on Form A is updated?

    EG user creates an entry on Form A, we review and then update a Status to “Paid”, and then and only then an entry is created in Form B?


  3. Ari
    Ari September 9, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Hi, I have a job application form, will it be able to calculate the gap between the two dates? For example, if the previous job end date and current job start date are over 30 days then show a text box to ask why there is a gap (using gravity form conditional logic)?

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff September 12, 2022 at 6:09 am


      What you’re trying to do should be possible, with our GP Date Time Calculator Perk. You can use this Perk to calculate the difference between the two dates in a Number field and then use the Number field to set up the conditional logic on the textbox.

      I hope this helps.


    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff September 9, 2022 at 7:49 am

      Hi Kip,

      Unfortunately, I am not really tracking your question very well. Could you provide more additional information on what you want to do? If you have an active Gravity Perks license, you can also get in touch with us via our support form.


  4. Mart
    Mart September 7, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Is it possible to pass through data to different forms which is dependent on the data complete?

    I.e Users enter “A” Data passed to form 1 Users enter “B” data passed to form 2

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff September 7, 2022 at 9:33 am

      Hi Mart,

      Yes, that should be possible. You would set up Easy Passthrough feeds on both Form 1 and Form 2 to receive data from the same form and you would also include conditional logic on the feeds. The conditional logic on Form 1 would check if the value in that specific field is “A” and the one on Form 2 would check if the value in that field is “B”.

      I hope this helps.


  5. Frank
    Frank August 12, 2022 at 9:38 am


    I have one form being used multiple times in a day, sometimes minutes apart, sometimes hours apart. I would like to pull in data from a the previous entry (in this case, the data would be a time field) into the current entry, so that I can display the time the form was last updated to the user. Is this possible with your plugin?

    Additionally, could I be even more specific, and pull in a specific data field (e.g., a time field), from a specific entry of the form (for example, pulling the time field data from the first entry of the form into the fourth entry of the form, to show the total elapsed time)?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff August 12, 2022 at 10:38 am

      Hi Frank,

      This may be possible with Easy Passthrough when you use the Easy Passthrough token to get the data from the specific entry you want. Another option will be to use our GP Populate Anything Perk to populate the field with a value from the previous entries. If you have an active Gravity Perks License you can get in touch with us via our support form so we can assist you further.


  6. Lucas Lima
    Lucas Lima May 4, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Olá pessoal a minha dúvida é a seguinte: eu tenho 2 formulários que serão preenchidos por pessoas diferentes em momentos diferentes. Eu gostaria que no preenchimento do segundo formulário fossem trazidas informações do primeiro formulário, isso é possivel?

  7. Pedro
    Pedro April 4, 2022 at 9:14 am


    I have 2 forms on 2 different pages, the First one asks for gender and date of birth and the second form on the second page asks for name and email. I wanted to connect these two forms for a single entry, I would not pre-populate any field, just want to connect 2 forms for one single entry, can the perk gravity forms easy passthrough help me do this, please?

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff April 4, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Hi Pedro,

      GP Easythrough Perk would need to pass the value from the first form to the second form to be able to include data from the two forms to create a single entry. If you do not want users to see the first form’s values on the second form, you can hide the fields that will receive the first form values, so they are not visible to users but will be available when the user submits the second form to create the entry with all the data.


  8. Steve N.
    Steve N. March 10, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Hi, I have a requirement where I need selected fields from 3 different forms to be stored on another form as a combined list of entries. Think of 3 booking forms, for 3 different events. Currently I have to export 3 lots of entries but it would be a lot easier to export from just one combined table. The existing forms either just have a standard confirmation or go to woocommerce to take a deposit payment depending on the event. I was think the notifications part of the forms which calls a number of things like sending an email to my printer and a text message could also call something that adds the merge tags and auto populates the new combined table. Is this something easypassthrough could do or am I wide of the mark?


    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff March 11, 2022 at 5:19 am

      Hi Steve, ​

      What you can do here is to set up the Easy Passthrough feeds on the target combined form to receive form data from the three forms. You’ll then create a notification on the three forms and insert the URL to the target combined form with the Easy Passthrough token in a notification message box that will be sent to you or someone in charge. This will make it possible to populate the target combined form with the data from the source forms and you can then submit it. If you have any further questions you can get in touch with us via our support form. ​ ​Best

  9. William Adama
    William Adama February 14, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Hello. Is there a way to pass one multi-file upload field to several single-file fields? That is, if the user uploads 10 files on the multi upload, it passes each of these files to 10-single upload fields on another form. Would this perk allow for this functionality? Thank you

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff February 15, 2022 at 6:04 am

      Hi William,

      This won’t be possible. GP Easy Passthrough does not support File Upload fields.


  10. Karl S
    Karl S January 11, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Can Easy Passthrough be used with a Nested Form where Form A has a field for Name. Form B is nested inside form A and also has a Name field. Can the Name from form A be passed to the Nested Form’s Name field?

    1. Dario Space
      Dario Space January 11, 2022 at 10:46 am

      Hi Karl,

      That’s correct, Nested Forms should support passing values between forms using Easy Passhthrough feeds.


  11. beto
    beto October 14, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Is it possible to only show the conditional fields the user populated on form a to form b?

    Example 1: If the user enters a specific donor level a section opens up where they can enter a quantity of meals they can order. How can I get the numbers entered to pass through? Thanks in advance!

  12. Emily Dowdell
    Emily Dowdell September 3, 2021 at 1:34 pm


    Creating two forms – Form A collecting initial customer data and Form B collecting user experience feedback after exiting a subscription service. We were hoping to pass through the Unique User ID we are generating on Form A to be able to link the data from both forms in the back end for our data analysis. The catch is, we are having them fill out Form B as an exit survey, which could be months or even a year or more after filling out Form A. We plan on sending a link to Form B on our cancellation page, not as a confirmation email delivered via gravity forms. Would this work – if not, what would you recommend?

    Thanks, Emily

  13. Brian
    Brian June 22, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Hi there, wondering if this will work for my scenario:

    Using Gravity Forms – Woocommerce – for each product, user enters in some text, phone and address fields on a gravity form, and adds product to cart.

    If the user then goes to another product page during their session, I need those same values they entered on the first product page form to be auto-populated on this second product page form.

    Is that possible?

    1. Dario Space
      Dario Space June 22, 2021 at 11:50 am

      Hi Brian,

      It should work as a standard form. We’ve tested locally and seemed to work as expected for a logged-in user.

      For a logged-out user you will probably require additional setup. If you have a Gravity Perks license, you can get in touch with us via our support form and we’ll be happy to dig into this further.


    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff June 1, 2021 at 6:09 am

      Hi Eco,

      When you set up Easy Passthrough to pass a value from a single-line text field to a choice-based field like checkbox or drop-down field, the value being passed will automatically select the choice in the dropdown field matching the value being passed.

      However, if what you’re trying to do is to pass the value of a single-line text field on a form as a choice for a dropdown field on the same form, then you can use the Live Mege tag for that.


  14. Georgia
    Georgia May 27, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Hi, I need to create a form B for each Entry of Form A so I will have multiple entries for form B. in form B i will have data from the most recent entry of form A but i also need to include data from previous entries.

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff May 27, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Hi Georgia,

      I’m not really tracking your use case very well. Can you send us additional information about your use case via our presale form to help us get a better understand of what you’re trying to do and see if we have a solution?


  15. Gens
    Gens April 30, 2021 at 4:34 am

    Does the passthrough have to be a “confirm” form A. Is it possible to passthrough field and auto-submit Form B? I have multiple of the same form in different languages and when they submit Form A-English (C-Spanish, D-French, etc) I want it to fill out (passthrough) to Form B, so that the reps can review it all in English (yes answers will be in other languages but questions will be in English), but that way ultimately all final entries are in one consistent Form (B).

    Probably more info than needed, but ultimately I just want Form A to passthrough to Form B and auto-submit, behind the scenes.

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff April 30, 2021 at 6:47 am

      Hi Gens,

      Currently, when the values are passed to Form B, some sort of user interaction is required to manually submit Form B to create the entries. Since you want this to happen completely without user interaction, then you may want to check out GravityFlow. Their Form Connector add-on can create form entries from values in other forms without any user interaction.


  16. Kenneth Ferreira
    Kenneth Ferreira April 27, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Question: How do I populate multiple entries from a nested form into another form?

    Background & Set Up: Form A is a parent form where a single client lists multiple assets through use of a nested form. Form B has a section where the clients name and list of assets is populated from the information provided in Form A.

    Obstacle: Assets on Form B populates only most recent entry when I would like to populate Form B with all entries for that single client.

    Thank you for your time.

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff April 27, 2021 at 11:28 am

      Hi Kenneth,

      We’re replying to your comment via email, so we can request additional information.


  17. Joseph Aquilina
    Joseph Aquilina March 3, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Is there a way to create a new form populated with previous user info from a prior submission. The intention would be to saving the amount of time to fill in a form, copying and pasting info from previous form submission

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff March 3, 2021 at 10:41 am

      Hi Joseph,

      This should be possible with Easy Passthrough when you set up the feed to use the same form as both the Source form and the Target form and also enable the option to use the Logged in user’s last submitted entry. You can checkout this documentation with a similar setup. In case you would want to create a new entry for every submission, instead of updating the previous entry, then you wouldn’t need the snippet on the documentation page.


  18. Aaron
    Aaron February 18, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Love the look of Easy Pass Through and Populate Anything, but unsure of how to meet our needs.

    Here is the desired user flow:


    1. User enters order, pays and submits.
    2. They arrive to the order Thank You Page, and Staff receive order details emailed from the order form.


    1. User gets auto-emailed a link to a second form, that has all of their data pre-populated (but we only show them some of those fields so they see enough to know it is their information).
    2. User continues to fill in the new fields on this second form and hits submit.
    3. User arrives to a Thank You page.
    4. Three of the questions answered in that second form will determine which third form (out of 36 forms) will get auto-populated.
    5. Admin staff to be emailed the auto-populated finished form.

    Hope you can help!

    Kind regards,


  19. Tony
    Tony January 8, 2021 at 11:01 pm
    1. Is there any limit to the number of fields that can be recalled into a previously submitted form to allow the user to edit their entry and resubmit?

    2. Does it work completely with conditional logic on multiple fields?

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff January 11, 2021 at 7:13 am

      Hi Tony,

      1) There isn’t any limit to the number of fields. However, Easy Passthrough does not support File Upload fields so you wouldn’t be able to populate File upload with data from another form.

      2) I’m not really tracking your second question very well. Could you please explain further?


  20. Matt
    Matt December 3, 2020 at 6:46 am

    Hey Ryan,

    Is it possible to import all the fields from several forms?

    Basically we have a client where a user goes through about 7-8 forms. In the end we would like all the forms to be sent to the user as a joint confirmation email.

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff December 3, 2020 at 7:59 am

      Hi Matt,

      Yes, this should possible with GP Easy Passthrough. You will able to set up multiple Easy Passthrough Feeds, on a joint form that will accept data from all the other forms. Depending on how your forms are set up and how the users go through all 8 forms, you can either set up the confirmation page of just the last form to redirect to the joint form, or in addition to that you can set up the confirmation pages of each form to redirect to the next form the user has to complete. With this setup, when the user submits the joint form, they will receive all their form data sent to them via the notification email.


  21. Jasim
    Jasim November 26, 2020 at 12:01 am

    hi my requirement is little different. the form A i will be used as data entry form

    and in the form B i need to call the data from from A entry (one form filed of form A) used one dropdown or search box and the relevant data should be filled automatically in form B

    is this possible?

  22. Andrew
    Andrew September 21, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    In the tip you mention “you can also use this technique to populate data back into Form A from Form A”. Are there any particular instructions or notes about how to do this?

    1. Ryan Donovan
      Ryan Donovan September 21, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Hello Andrew, to allow the submitted data to load into the same form, you would set the EasyPassthrough settings to target the very same form you are on. Let us know if you have any other questions. 😀

    2. Andrew
      Andrew September 21, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Thank, I figured it would be something along those lines. One client had a request for 3 fields in their form: 2 single line text fields, and 1 dropdown selection field. The form is more for internal use for their drivers and they want these three fields to be remembered when the driver re-submits the form each time so they don’t have to keep typing it in. Is your plugin here a solution for this, basically a session cookie type experience? Just confirming it would be device specific, as in one user’s submitted data wouldn’t appear on another user’s device. So, the user would only see their OWN information populated when visiting the form?

    3. Ryan Donovan
      Ryan Donovan September 21, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      Hello Andrew, Yes our perk would work out for this use case. If a user is logged in, Easy Passthrough has a setting which allows logged in users information to show correctly. If they are not a user, you can set the form to use a token that would allow for the session to be remembered when it gets passed through, this would only send the information pertaining to that entry and not anything else. Hopefully that helps. 😀

  23. Rafael Medina
    Rafael Medina September 18, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    It is possible with GP Easy Passthrough to pass the data depending on the selection that a user chooses from a dropdown to different receiving forms but in different WordPress installations?

  24. Darlene Cain
    Darlene Cain August 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Hi, Easy Passthrough looks promising as a solution for a website I’m building for a Homeowners’ Association. I want to find out if it will indeed meet our needs. We have two Gravity forms. The first form is a Project Approval Request (PAR) form that is submitted by homeowners. The second form is a Project Approval / Denial (PAD) form that is submitted by the HOA approval committee to either approve or deny homeowners’ project requests. When the PAR form is submitted by a homeowner, an email notification containing all the submitted fields is sent to both the homeowner and the approval committee. Currently, the approval committee is required to copy and paste all the data submitted by the homeowner from the PAR email notification they receive into a large text field in the PAD form and also copy and paste a couple of individual fields such as homeowner name and homeowner email address (which are needed for the PAD email notification to the homeowner). My question is can the Easy Passthrough plugin be used to eliminate the need to copy & paste and instead pass field data from the PAD to the PAR even though 1) the same user does not submit both forms, 2) a homeowner may have multiple PAR entries awaiting committee approval, and 3) the PAD and PAR forms will be submitted in different login sessions? If the plugin can handle this situation, how do I configure the plugin settings, email notifications, etc. to implement the solution? Do I add the Easy Passthrough Token to the PAR email notification that goes to the approval committee? Will the token work even though it was generated for a form submitted by a different user? Thanks, Darlene

    1. Ryan Donovan
      Ryan Donovan August 20, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Hello Darlene, This is a great question. If the user submits a form, the easy passthrough token will contain a query parameter that allows for the data to be sent to the next form. The next form then would be able to populate fields that have been mapped from the first form into the correct spots making the form pre filled out. We actually have a tutorial on how to populate one form to another found here. You also can take a look at our ability to edit entries on the front end found here. Another solution would be to something dedicated like GravityView to display and alter the entries. To answer each question 1) Yes you can actually create a third form that contains all the information if you would like. Please note that when the user submited the PAR form both the information from the PAD and PAR will be saved as an entry so you already have the information in one entry found here. You could use a solution like Populate Anything to populate this entry data into the Users previous entries area you create. 2) Multiple approvals would require a second solution. You can use Populate Anything to create a drop down of the selections then use populate anything to populate each field with the information. To take it a step further, you can use something like Unique ID to tag each entry with its own submission/application number. 3) The plugin will allow this as you will be sending a Notification to the PAR with Passthrough Token to the second form that will be filled out with the PAD information. Hopefully this answers your questions. 😊

  25. Kylie Spizale
    Kylie Spizale July 28, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Um HELLO, this perk is INCREDIBLE!!! I retired for a little while to birth a kid and came back for some freelance work to discover this major gamechanger. I would hug you, but COVID you know. Thanks for rocking it yet again!

    1. Samuel Bassah
      Samuel Bassah Staff July 29, 2020 at 6:10 am

      Hi Kylie,

      Thanks for the kind words and nice to have you back. Drop us a line via the support form whenever you need our assistance and we’ll be happy to help. :)

      Stay Safe from COVID,

  26. Karen
    Karen April 24, 2020 at 3:08 am


    I have one form where I want to fill in some details about equipment someone is borrowing. Then I want the user to receive an email where they can see the details (not change them) and agree to some terms and conditions.

    Is this possible with this addon? I was going to pass the parameter in the URL but they can just edit them from the URL..

    Thanks Karen

    1. Ryan Donovan
      Ryan Donovan April 24, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Hello Karen, This is something that is possible with Easy Passthrough, but you may need the Gravity Forms Read-Only Perk to make it so the information cannot be changed. What you could do, is have the user fill out Form A, then either get an email that shows the information they filled out or send them to a second form. If you use an email, have a confirmation link that sends the users to FORM B that will Passthrough the information but this time have GF Read Only not allow changing the data and at the bottom of Form B have your terms and conditions where they can confirm sending the data. 😃

  27. Bryan Bloom
    Bryan Bloom March 31, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Our forms are webhooked to a client CRM, thus when you fill out a form it sends that data through. What we want to do is get the client info in form A, autopopulate form B and give them the opportunity to add the additional informatino into form B.

    So, if they don’t fill out form B, then we want the info from form A.

    Is there a way to do this?

    1. Ryan Donovan
      Ryan Donovan April 1, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Hello Bryan, for this one Gravity Forms Easy Passthrough would work great. With this perk, you would be able to submit form A with the hooked information and then Passthrough the information to Form B. Form B would then contain the information from A but be completely editable on the front end. SO if other fields are there, they can fill those out. Now, this would work perfectly for those who are logged in or have a passthrough token. If they do not fill out any additional information, they can simply submit form B with all of form A’s information. If you have a Gravity Perks license, you are more than welcome to drop us a line for a deeper dive into your forms. 😀

  28. Jill
    Jill January 8, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I have a student registration form that collections general family information and then student-specific data.

    I want the ability to ask the parent at the end of the form if they need to register another student. If yes, I want the first entry submitted and the general family information copied into a new entry for the 2nd student allowing the parent to enter/edit student-specific fields. Repeat process for 3rd, 4th, etc. students. If no additional student is needed, submit the form and be directed to a payment page. Would this work as I’m describing it or is there a better process? Thanks so much for your help!

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff January 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Jill, Easy Passthrough would be a great solution for this. For simplicity of configuration, I would recommend having the parent submit the form and ask them if they’d like to submit another student in the confirmation. This could be a link that simply reloads the same form. Easy Passthrough can populate data from the last entry back into the same form automatically. Then the parent would just make the desired changes and submit the form again.

  29. Chris
    Chris October 22, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I have a three page multi forms that uses the save and continue function, but then i want to autopopulate some fields entered in page one into some fields in page three, and am using the single text field for this, but it seems that using shortcodes such as (user:user_phone) dont work for entry, it only works for user meta,. All i wanted is to auto populate page and the entry it draws data from must be only in the entry of the form that is yet to be completed finally.

  30. Jack
    Jack July 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Aashish, I have the same issue as you.

    With populate anything, it is possible to populate fields from previous entries.

    However, I noticed that it populates all the past entries that the user fills in (i.e it does not populate the “current” form entries only).

    Example: I have a 5 page form. On the 2nd page, I have a nested form field that allows users to enter in his beneficiaries details (name, address, contact etc), and I want to populate the names of these beneficiaries in page 4 of the form into a drop down list that allows the user to select the beneficiaries that he/she have entered on page 2 of the form.

    Populate anything will populate all the names entered in previous forms submission as well, and not just the current form “session” only.

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff July 24, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      We don’t currently have a ready solution for this… drop us a line via support and we might be able to cook something up. Include a link to this comment when you do so your ticket will make it to me. ?

    2. David Smith
      David Smith Staff October 30, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      I looked through the support but I’m not sure that Jack ever wrote in. If you’re a Gravity Perks user, feel free to pick up the torch. 😄

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff July 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      We don’t currently have a ready solution for this… drop us a line via support and we might be able to cook something up. Include a link to this comment when you do so your ticket will make it to me. ?

  31. Aashish
    Aashish June 27, 2019 at 6:23 am

    We want to use Gravity Forms and User Registration Add-On to create a registration form with custom fields that will include radio buttons.

    Then we have 100s of forms that have the common fields from the Registration form. We want to auto-populate these fields from what the user entered at the time of registration. Is this possible?

    1. Aashish
      Aashish June 28, 2019 at 6:56 am

      Hi David,

      Is it possible to autofill radio buttons from the registration form on any other form? I have searched a lot on many forums. Everywhere it says that it is possible but I really can’t see any documentation or demo doing this?

    2. David Smith
      David Smith Staff June 28, 2019 at 10:36 am

      With the User Registration you would map the value from the user meta to the Radio Button field on the form. With Populate Anything, you would use the field settings on the Radio Button field to select which user meta you want to populate.

    3. Aashish
      Aashish June 28, 2019 at 10:48 am

      I will have to use User Registration Add-on to create custom registration forms. Could you please tell me how do you map the user meta to the radio field in the form? There is no default value option in radio fields. I was checking this on Gravity Forms demo backend site.

  32. Andrei B
    Andrei B February 19, 2019 at 4:58 am

    this seems to be a great plugin but now i have a small question: let’s consider the following setup: 1-st form will not save any information ( gravity forms option: Delete entries permanently automatically ) due to GDPR rules….send notification to a second person( persons email is being filled in this form ) – not to me 2-nd form will grab the information from the 1-st form and once the user hits submit data is then stored…

    although the answer to my question might seem to be evident (as in NO ) I would like to know if there is a possibility or workaround.

    1. Andrei B
      Andrei B February 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

      great find but sadly that plugin has last been updated four years ago and i do not know how it would work because the first email would send a notification to the referred person and that person would receive a link to a second form… in other words what i am trying to build is sort of a customer referral tool where the customer receives an email with a link to a form where he will fill out his information and his friends information then upon submitting a notification will be sent to his friend only (gdpr rules will not allow me to store the submitted information ) with a link to a second form which will mainly contain a “i agree” submit button… does this make any sense ?

    2. David Smith
      David Smith Staff February 19, 2019 at 11:17 am

      You can build the URL that is emailed to the user in the notification such that the submitted form values are passed as parameters in the URL. When the user clicks the link you could still try that plugin (just because it’s old doesn’t mean it doesn’t work) to fetch the parameters from the URL and display them on the page.

  33. Drs. Andor Demarteau
    Drs. Andor Demarteau February 10, 2019 at 6:30 am

    question: would the following work as well? – use the {encrypted_entry_id} at the end of a link within an HTML form or custom notification message – another usage is inside limit submissions message fields when a limit is reached – whilst the form is not submitted yet – probably only with partial entries (at least the entry exists with partial entries enabled) Secondly: could I also trigger an automatic “safe and continue” this way or at least use a method to make the partial entry recoverable again by the visitor?

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff February 11, 2019 at 6:23 am

      The {encrypted_entry_id} merge tag would not work within an HTML field on the form as the form data is not explicitly tied to an entry until after it is submitted. It would work within a notification message. It would not work within the limit submissions message as this message is not within a specific entry context.

      I don’t understand the second part of your question?

    2. Drs. Andor Demarteau
      Drs. Andor Demarteau February 11, 2019 at 7:20 am

      David, Thanks for clarifying. Although would the partial entries perk not make the entry ID available immediately and therefore also within an HTML block? Guess not.

      The second part: if a person actually uses the “contact us” link using the encrypted_ID field etc. they would naturally leave the registration form. I was wondering if upon that happening I could automagically tricker a continue and save so the client is able to go back to the original registration form to complete the process, possibly after we have answered the relevant question.

      I know I could use the same encrypted ID but then I would need to dynamically populate all fields off that and make sure the form doesn’t actually screw-up if no such ID is present. Also would be problematic as the hopefully now completed form will create a new entry instead of updating the already present one, as in case of save and continue.

      Or maybe I’m trying to do something too complicated ;)

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff December 1, 2018 at 9:33 am

      Hm, it’s not super straight-forward but it would be possible with this technique combined with our early-access GF Populate Anything perk. You’ll have to request that plugin via support (only available to Gravity Perks customers). Quick summary of how this would work…

      1. Use technique above to populate value from Form A into a Hidden field on Form B.
      2. Use GF Populate Anything’s “Live Merge Tags” feature to auto-replace merge tags in the HTML field.
  34. Mr Stuart Andrews
    Mr Stuart Andrews October 10, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Hey, this is almost what I’m looking for… is it possible to populate data in a drop down in Form B from data held within a name filed (for example) in Form A. I effectively want a “search and select” function so that my user can relate the information in Form B back to an entry in Form A.

    Thanks, Stuart

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff October 12, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Hi Stuart, it sounds like you’d be interested in our upcoming perk, GP Populate Anything. It would certainly allow you to populate a Drop Down on Form B with data entered on Form A. It is available now by request as an early access plugin to any Gravity Perks license holder.

  35. Grace
    Grace October 9, 2018 at 8:51 pm


    I’ve tried to do the instructions you wrote above but I can’t find the “Enable Merge Tags in Page Content” on my confirmation for each form.

    Is it already gone in the update Gravity Form? I am currently using Gravity form Version 2.3.4

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.


  36. Swati Kanchan
    Swati Kanchan May 21, 2018 at 3:39 am

    I have a trivial question. In here, is the Form B is creating a new entry or is it updating the existing entry with the entry id which was passed as confirmation from Form A? Need a quick response.

    Thank you in advance!

  37. Uldis Zalcmanis
    Uldis Zalcmanis April 11, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Is it possible to use this approach to pre-populate the form B from the email? E.g. I submit form A. In the notification email there is a link to the form B. I click on the link and all the fields are pre-populated. Can it be done?

    1. Uldis Zalcmanis
      Uldis Zalcmanis April 11, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      David, you are awesome! Thanks. I’ll give it a try. God bless you and all your endeavours!

  38. Shawn
    Shawn March 28, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Oh yeah, if the user goes straight to form B, they will see the field values like: {Pickup Address (Street Address):1.1} there.

    Is there anyway to avoid that?

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff April 11, 2018 at 11:38 am

      You can enable the “gppct_always_process_merge_tags” filter:

      add_filter( ‘gppct_always_process_merge_tags’, ‘__return_true’ );

    2. Lisa
      Lisa June 18, 2018 at 11:28 am

      I updated the code in the plugin per your recommendation:

      add_filter( ‘gppct_always_process_merge_tags;’, ‘__return_true’ );

      If I go to the second form page first, I still see the {email} in the form field, and I get this error on the page:

      Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/imperat1/public_html/jeffcrane/wp-content/plugins/gp-post-content-merge-tags/class-gp-post-content-merge-tags.php on line 311

      I’m not very familiar with php so please let me know what to update.


    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff March 28, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Hi Shawn, no, this will not work if you are attempting to populate child entry data into the parent form. :/

  39. Ricardo Bird
    Ricardo Bird February 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I just want to add something. If you don’t know how the field is called like in my case (I have it in spanish) there’s a button on the confirmation page for the “Form B” to add Merge tags, I bet that will save your life haha.

    Maybe you should that to the Tutorial Mr. Perks.


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