Pre-Populating Fields

You can pre-populate many field types so that an answer is pre-selected, or has a predefined text or numerical value, when people go to your form.

If someone submits your form without changing the pre-populated answers, the pre-populated answer will be included in their final entry.

To pre-populate a field on your form:

  1. Log in and go to Forms.
  2. Click Edit next to the form.
  3. Click a field to open its Field Settings.
    • For Open-Ended Fields: In the Predefined Value textbox, type in the value you want to be pre-populated.
    • For Closed-Ended Fields: In the Choices section, select the radio button or checkbox you want to be preselected.
  4. Click Save Form.

Supported Field Types

Open-Ended FieldsClosed-Ended Fields
Single Line Text
Paragraph Text
Number
Email
Phone
Price
Website
Multiple Choice
Checkboxes
Dropdown
Date
Likert
Prepopulate Country in Address Field You can also pre-select an answer to the Country dropdown when you're setting up an Address field type.

Fancier Ways to Pre-Populate Fields

Check out our blogs and guides for more tricks for prefilling data into your forms:

You can pre-populate many field types so that an answer is pre-selected, or has a predefined value, when people go to your form.

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