How to pass user input from one form to another?

There are cases in which you want to redirect users from one form to another. The two forms may contain common fields and you don’t want users to fill out the same information twice. This is where custom redirect URLs come in. Using them, you can pass information from one form to another easily.

The redirect URL can be specified in the SettingsThank You Page section, under Redirect with custom variables and provide the custom URL.

123FormBuilder custom variables

Important: Files uploaded through File Upload fields, Single/Multiple choice fields, Dropdowns and Likert Scales cannot be passed to another form.

Build your custom URL using the following example:
http://www.123formbuilder.com/sf.php?s=form-222222&customVars123=yes&control2323232=request1212121

pass user input between web forms in 123FormBuilder

1. Replace form-222222 with the ID of the form where you want to redirect the user’s input. You will retrieve the ID in the URL.

2. Don’t forget to add &customVars123=yes, which is the function that redirects one user’s input to another.

3. Replace 2323232 with the ID of the field where the value will be passed. In preview/view mode of your form, right-click on the input box and select Inspect Element. The ID is a set of numbers located next to id=”id123-control..”.

4. Replace 1212121 with the ID of the field from which the value will be retrieved. Retrieve it the same way as in step 3, only this time you’ll need to view the form from where you retrieve the value from the input.

The field IDs can be found in the form code. Inspect fields with the Inspect Element browser tool.

Add as many parameters as you need to.
e.g. control222222=request333333&control444444=request555555 etc.

If you need any help, contact us.

23 Comments

  1. Shawn Hansen says:

    I’d like to put the value of a drop-down selection straight into the redirect URL, similar to how I can output it into the HTML block with the [{xxx(###)}]. Do you provide a way to do that?

    I’d like to use that to control which ‘thank you’ page a user sees based on their selection, this would be a straightforward way to do that if I can directly request the value.

    • Daira Tabuica says:

      Hello Shawn,
      If you want to redirect the users to a different page depending on the answers they give it is easier to use Conditional Logic for this. By going to Settings–>Rules you can redirect the users to the specific pages. If you need further support, be sure to contact us at support@123formbuilder.com

  2. Chuck says:

    Hi, i’m trying to pass customer variables to another 123 form. Both are hosted on my domain within wix. I tried changing “http://www.123formbuilder.com/sf.php?s” to my web address with the new form: “https://www.viranow.com/account-setup” and then appendid the rest. But it doesn’t work to carry the data over. When I try it with the 123formbuilder.com/sf.php?s, it does work to carry the data. Please help

    • vlad says:

      Hello Chuck,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Indeed, for the Redirect with custom variables option, you will need to use the direct link of the second form, which contains 123FormBuilder.

      Whenever you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at support@123formbuilder.com.

      Thanks.

  3. SHIHHAO HUANG says:

    How to redirect to the same frame?

  4. Asaf says:

    hi

    when redirecting with custom vars in my form within a wix site, the frame suddenly becomes small and you cannot see the form and the color pallet changes to an ugly grey from the color pallet of my site.

    How can i redirect a form to another form and keep the frame size plus keep my site pallet?

  5. harilal says:

    How to redirect to a custom url from a form with dynamic variables and how to pass custom data to the form? I need to pass user details to the form and get back after the quiz completed.

  6. Chris Uwadoka says:

    Hi, I want a situation where once my form is completed, a copy of an eBook will be sent to the email they indicated in the form. Please advise me on how I can achieve that

  7. JC says:

    How do I pass along the information from a form into my WIX store checkout page?

    • Hello!

      Unfortunately, you cannot pass user input to your Wix store checkout page. If there’s an order form you want to create that will take form users to payments after submission, wouldn’t you want to try one of our payment gateways we are integrated with starting with our Platinum plan? We are currently integrated with 11 payment gateways, such as PayPal, PayPal Pro or Stripe. Moreover, we have many payment features: you can add coupon codes, markups and discounts to your forms. Not to mention the notifications you can create which will trigger an email to the buyer once the payment has successfully gone through.

      Here’s our payment gateways comparison page.

      To see what each plan has to offer, follow our features matrix page.

      To read more about the features we offer for order forms, consult our documentation here.

      If interested in an upgrade, have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our Support Team at support@123formbuilder.com or via our contact form.

      Thanks!

  8. Jean-Samuel says:

    Is it pass possible to pass information to an embedded form?

  9. Eden says:

    Hi, I’m trying to make a mock-up of an online store. I’d like users to be able to be able to specify options in a form on a wix using a combination of radio buttons, drop down menus etc and then use the values that they’ve selected to add that product to the basket. No actual buying functionality is necessary, just adding to the basket and displaying these products. Is this possible using a 123 contact form?

    • Hello!

      With the Platinum plan, you can integrate your order forms with any of the payment gateway integrations we provide (e.g. PayPal). You can add checkboxes, radio buttons and dropdowns to your online order form, assign them prices and include them in calculations which will be sent to your merchant account on submit. Have a look in our documentation tutorial regarding complex order forms for a better overview: http://www.123formbuilder.com/docs/how-to-create-an-online-complex-order-form/

      Also, with our Payment feature, you can add a real-time payment summary to your form. This means the summary changes as the form users completes the form.

      Have a look at our payments documentation.

      Has this information helped?

      For more questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Support Team at support@123formbuilder.com

      Thanks!

  10. paula says:

    how do i enable users to complete multiple forms. Eg: tey compete a form to register 1 child then they want to register a 2nd child using another form. I don’t know how to redirect them to a refreshed form. All that happens is the notification that the registration has been sent.

  11. Leauretta Boulding says:

    I’m reviewing my form after building a custom URL passing variables form the first form to the second form…after submission of the first form, a message saying something like “please wait for form submission”; after several minutes of waiting, the second form still never showed up…here is the URL I built…is it possible that it is incorrect…http://www.123formbuilder.com/sf.php?=1025535&customVars123=yes&control11025614=request8314591&control8315463=request8314592&control8314766=request8315474&contol8314594=
    request8315643

  12. Sonam says:

    Hi, My form is not working well. my notification of form is not working well. i have problem with after sumit inquiry. it’s not redirect on orginal form

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