Send a link in an email that can be used to update a form field value

By: Fidan Jovanov | Asked: 01/10/2023
ForumsCategory: How-toSend a link in an email that can be used to update a form field value
Fidan Jovanov asked 1 year ago
I know there is the frm-entry-update-field shortcode that can place a link on a page to allow the LOGGED IN user to click it and update a specific field in a form, but how can I send a link to the person who filled in the form over email and allow them to say "accept" the results. These users won't have an account on my site.  The idea is this: 
  1. User does not need account
  2. User fills in form
  3. User receives summary via email based on inputs and an "ACCEPT OFFER" link
  4. If user clicks this link in their email, a field should be updated in their form.
1 Answers
Victor Font answered 1 year ago
You can do this with the API add-on. https://formidableforms.com/knowledgebase/formidable-api/
Victor Font replied 1 year ago

When the user clicks the button, the link should pass the entry id and the field value you want to update.

Fidan Jovanov replied 1 year ago

From what I understood from the docs, this can be triggered as a Form Action, but I can't find a way to make it happen from an external source, such as a link from an email message

Victor Font replied 1 year ago

Add a button to the email. Emails are HTML. Anything that works in HTML, works in an email. You have to write the HTML yourself. If you don't know how to write HTML, consider hiring a developer from https://formidable-masterminds.com/developers-directory/

Fidan Jovanov replied 1 year ago

I'm not sure it would be possible to create a POST request from an email button

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