Journey Manager (JM) Previously known as Transact Manager (TM). | Platform Developer | v5.1 & Higher This feature is related to v5.1 and higher.
Form prefill can assist in providing an improved user experience and reducing data entry errors. A form’s data configuration can contain three kinds of mappings from prefill data. This will affect a form’s XML at render time:
Reuse information already stored within Manager.
It provides the following benefits:
Parameter prefill mappings: HTTP request parameters, session attributes or cookies.
Data can be provided as part of the URL (simplicity)
Difficult to map and provide complex data structures.
Extracts of Submission Data can also be configured via the Form Data Configuration.
A form’s data configuration can contain one or more of the following methods of prefill data mappings in a form’s XML data structure:
Before a form is rendered and presented to form users, the various prefill methods are applied in the following order:
As a form can contain multiple prefill methods, it is important to understand the way this is handled in Manager. Where multiple mappings to the same form field exist, prefill data obtained at later stages overrides earlier obtained prefill data.
Next, learn about form property prefill mapping.