When a user orders a customizable product, such as a business card, the Online Editor can automatically fill in certain fields, based on the profile data of that user or previous orders. For products such as business cards the Online Editor can automatically use data from the user profile, such as the first and last name. That means users need to enter less data when they order such a product.
To make use of data from the user's profile, specific variable names must be used when creating the form in the customizable product. The variable ASF_FIRSTNAME, for example, will retrieve the first name of the user. A full list of variables is available in the 'Autofill Forms' section in the Online Help.
There is a second mechanism that is used to automatically populate forms: each time a user saves a customizable document, all the values for all the variables in that document are stored as defaults for any other document that this particular user orders. This means that if ten customizable documents use the form variable 'job_title', filling in a job title in one document assures that this field is also filled in when that user orders any of the other documents.