Add Download Link in Formidable Form

28 November, 2018 08:02:09
jstraete
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I've seen the YouTube video on how to load a PDF of a form after the Submit button is clicked on a Formidable Form, but is there a way to add a separate button / link in a form that will do the same thing? Why I ask is because when a form is submitted, I ideally want to redirect the user to a URL rather than display a message, so if there is a way to insert a button or link inside the form so they could click on it and generate the PDF that way, that would be ideal. Thanks!
28 November, 2018 08:50:23
E2Pdf
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Hi,

If you need data from this form in PDF, no, it's not possible by default, as PDF with current data can be generated only after entry submit/saved.

In theory it's possible to complete such task but it will require to use hooks with PHP coding.

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28 November, 2018 08:53:57
E2Pdf
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As a solution it can be some "checkbox" inside form and depending if it's checked you can show "Download" link or "Redirect" user.

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28 November, 2018 09:23:20
jstraete
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Ok so just to clarify, putting the shortcode in a form's Message box for what appears when submitting a form is the only place the shortcode will work (aside from custom hook / coding options)?

Having a "checkbox" or "download" link inside the form is what I had in mind of doing, but since I don't know how to write code that wouldn't be an option for me. I was also thinking of adding the shortcode on a View's "Detail Page", but I tried that and it didn't seem to work there either.
28 November, 2018 09:45:49
E2Pdf
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- [e2pdf-download id="1"] shortcode generates link to download "PDF". So if you put this shortcode inside "Success Message" or "Email" body it will generate the link for current submitted entry.

- Regarding "checkbox" - If you are using PRO version of Formidable Forms task can be accomplished with Conditional Statements.

The shortcode can look like this:
[if 12 equals="something"][e2pdf-download id="1"][/if 12][if 12 not_equal="something"]Can be fired JavaScript for redirect[/if 12]

- As about details page (Formidable View) - It's possible to use [e2pdf-download] shortcode, but you must define "dataset".

Usually shortcode inside Formidable View will look like:
[e2pdf-download id="1" dataset="[id]"] - where 1 is E2Pdf Template ID. [id] will be replaced by Formidable Forms to Entry ID depending how View is configured.

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28 November, 2018 11:43:56
jstraete
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Using the shortcode [e2pdf-download id="1" dataset="[id]"] inside of the View works perfectly. Thanks!