Is there a way to save the form to allow users to go back and edit without submitting it?

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    rugbynorcal
    Asked on November 30, 2016 at 01:21 PM

    I have two questions:

    1. Is there a way for a user to save their form and go back and edit without submitting it? Is there a save button widget?

     

     

    2. I'm using conditional logic to hide/show fields based on one question. i.e. amount of teams. If the user chooses 1 team, the required information for one team shows up, if the user chooses 2 teams, the required information for two teams shows, etc. What is happening is if a user chooses 7, starts to fill out the form, and then changes their amount of teams from 7 to 2, the form will not allow the user to submit since there is required information on teams 3-7, though those teams are no longer chosen. What can be done so that the user can make an alteration to the number of teams (higher to lower) without receiving an error when they submit?
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    Jim_R
    Answered on November 30, 2016 at 04:38 PM

    1. Is there a way for a user to save their form and go back and edit without submitting it? Is there a save button widget?

    There's an option to temporarily save the form so your respondents/users can continue later. All you have to do is enable the Autofill feature on your form.

    Complete guide: How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-on-Forms

    Just keep in mind that this feature will just save the form field values locally (using the browser's Local Storage) until the form is submitted. This way, your users don't lose any single data if they accidentally close or reload their browser while filling out the form. Also, take note that they need to use the same browser in order for the saved field values to autofill in the form.

    We also have another form saving method which saves the form data to the JotForm server and can be accessed using different browsers, this is called session parameter method.

    2. I'm using conditional logic to hide/show fields based on one question. i.e. amount of teams. If the user chooses 1 team, the required information for one team shows up, if the user chooses 2 teams, the required information for two teams shows, etc. What is happening is if a user chooses 7, starts to fill out the form, and then changes their amount of teams from 7 to 2, the form will not allow the user to submit since there is required information on teams 3-7, though those teams are no longer chosen. What can be done so that the user can make an alteration to the number of teams (higher to lower) without receiving an error when they submit?

    Your 2nd question was moved to a separate thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/1001080

    We'll have it addressed there shortly.