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    How to make Edit link on a Confirmation Page to work on an external form

    Asked by CTSLifelongLearning on December 28, 2011 at 01:41 PM

    Thank you. This is very helpful.

     

    I've created the confirmation page, but when I click "Edit Entries," sometimes it takes me back to a new form rather than the form with the entries I just added. Am i missing part of the code somewhere?

     

    Thanks.



    This is a re-post of a comment on [Depreciated]Confirmation Page Tricks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on December 28, 2011 at 04:55 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Could you please provide us with the form ID in question? Then, we will be able to proceed with the further investigation in this matter.

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    Answered by danimusic2 on July 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM

    It looks like my form is doing the same thing - and says "form ID does not exist".  Here is the Form ID for my form: 

     

    http://form.jotform.us/form/21845597052156

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on July 03, 2012 at 05:15 PM

    @danimusic

    Please change the URL of your form to this one

    http://www.jotform.us/form/21845597052156

    If you still need assistance, please open a new thread

    Best regards

    Jeanette

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    Answered by skompdev on July 26, 2012 at 01:55 PM

    I'm trying to use the swap "from" with "www" to get this to pull up my pre-populated from that the user can edit.

     

    It's puling up the form but it is a blank/new form - it's not pulling in the old data so the udser can edit it.

     

    Othe rthan that - this Confirmation Page trick is just excellent and working perfectly.

    I'm amazed at how powerful and customizable jotform is.

    time to upgrade that account me thinks....

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on July 26, 2012 at 02:52 PM

    I think you can do the trick , by following this guide , try to implement an autoresponder, following steps 9 to 15

    Let us know if you were able to accomplish this trick , otherwise feel free to look for more assistance

     

    Cheers!

    Jeanette

     

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    Answered by skompdev on July 26, 2012 at 04:49 PM

    thanks jeanette - i think i understand that but not quite workign yet-

    this is the exact code i'm using-

    <br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.jotform.us/form/22074903236146&session={id}&mode=edit"><button>Edit Entries</button></a><span style="padding-left: 14px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.example.com" rel="nofollow"><button>Complete Submission</button></a></span>

    just keeps goign back to the same blank form.
    i'll keep reading - support and documentation here is excellent.
     
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    Answered by jeanettebmz on July 26, 2012 at 05:13 PM

    @skompdev

    Ok, my fault, in your case , if you want your user to just edit their submission, just add the edit link field in the autoresponder template

    Please check this guide

    Please open a new thread to assist you further,  if that is the case. We are always happy to assist

    Best regards

    Jeanette

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    Answered by 50appfuse on July 30, 2012 at 03:18 PM

    thanks Jeanette - I'm getting close....

    Lets say i wanted to make that "editable" form a form that I have embedded on my website, not jotform.

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/103105-Security-of-Form-using-the-How-to-Continue-your-form-later-guide-Session-Multiple-Upload-Problem

     

    I've following the tips in that thread to try to accomplish this. This is the URL that I condstructed and have linked to the "Edit Entries" button on the "Thank You" notification. 

    http://www.skomp.net/HOTDOG/apporder1.html?session=209484065850504178&mode=edit@jotform.com-22115102697144

     

    If i fill out the form first here http://www.skomp.net/HOTDOG/apporder1.html? and then hit submit. The conformation does appear and and when I click the Edit Entries button -

    It does return to the form, but it is a new blank form, no values have been saved.

     

    It works great on the sample form that is hosted on jotform, so it's somethign to do with my URL/Session....

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on July 30, 2012 at 06:07 PM

    @50appfuse/skompdev

    The edit link parameters will not work when used in an external site with an embedded form.

    The URL below is not valid:

    http://www.skomp.net/HOTDOG/apporder1.html?session=209484065850504178&mode=edit@jotform.com-22115102697144

    The edit link feature uses a JotForm PHP page whose function is to retrieve previously submitted data and save changes made to it. This php page is not present on an embedded form, thus the edit link cannot be called from a page with an embedded form.

    Notice the form.php page on the sample edit link below:

    http://www.jotform.us/form.php?formID=22115102697144&sid=209488773643744209&mode=edit

    To make this work from your site:

    1.  Embed the the codes below on a blank page hosted on your site:

    <script type="text/javascript">
    document.write(" <iframe style=\"width:100%; height:1024px; border:none;\" src=\"http://www.jotform.us/form.php" + window.location.search + "\"></" +"iframe> ");
    </script>

    2.  Get the link of this blank page, then use it in place of http://www.jotform.com/form.php in the codes below:

    For example:

    <br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.jotform.com/form.php?formID=12345678901&sid={id}&mode=edit"><button>Edit Entries</button></a><span style="padding-left: 14px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.example.com" rel="nofollow"><button>Complete Submission</button></a></span>

    will become:

    <br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.skomp.net/HOTDOG/edit.html?formID=12345678901&sid={id}&mode=edit"><button>Edit Entries</button></a><span style="padding-left: 14px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.example.com" rel="nofollow"><button>Complete Submission</button></a></span>

    3.  Use the finalized codes on your form's Thank You message/page.

    Inform us if you're having difficulties implementing this solution.

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    Answered by 50appfuse on July 31, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Many Thanks Neil, the support/response @ here is teriffic. Appreciate the time to break that down and the code samples.

    That worked in @ 2 seconds. I'm all set now. 

    I think i was getting close and saw that embed code in some other posts. I didn't realize I could just use it on a 'blank' page as an 'embed' form. duh. I was burning up submissions testing it out LOL. Had to set-up another account! Great and only way to learn, trial and error.

    Flexibilty of JOTFORM is amazing. Lookng to start using it more in some mobile applications!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on July 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    @50appfuse

    We are very pleased you are all set. We appreciate your kind words about our service!

    Feel free to look for further assistance, any time.

     

    Jeanette

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    Answered by 50appfuse on July 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Will do! It took me a few tests to realize i was burning up 3 submissions per test.

    I wanted to use the "Save to Continue Forms" method and take in a name/email first on a seperate form and then direct to the order form. But that was burning up 5 submissions per test!

    It's worth it tho, every form really needs to be editable. People make mistakes or chnage their minds. Esp on a mobile device/tablets with the small screens and fumbling fingers, they need the ability.Don't want to lose a sale over a submission.  

    Now to get generating some revenue so I can afford the 1,000,000 submission account, then no worries! 

     

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on July 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Hurray!  We wish you lot of success in your endeavor !

    Cheers!