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    Tammieruiz
    Asked on December 15, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Hello,

    I have followed the steps for the above. My 2nd for has several required answers and need to stay that way. How can I make the Save and continue later work when having required answers on my form.

    Thanks in Advance,

    Tammie

    I wasn't  sure where to put the page break as well. I didn't mention that above. I did create two forms

    https://form.jotform.com/62924023895158 Main Form

    https://form.jotform.com/63493820005148 2nd Form

    I went through the steps. I'm not sure if I even did it right. I think I have just confused myself. Then I went to test the form but if I don't answer a field (all fields are required) it doesn't let me proceed until it is answered.

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    Mike_G
    Answered on December 15, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    To my understanding, you are referring to the guide, How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later, is that correct?

    The guide tells you how you can save form-inputs through sessions and may require two forms to perform such action. You should have Form 1 (Initial Form) - where the session URL is created and Form 2 (Main Form) - which is your actual form.

    I have checked your form and I see that you have placed a "Page Break" after the "Submit Button".

    May we know what exactly do you want to achieve?

    If you're trying to save the forms so respondents can continue later and you would like to use sessions, you will need an initial form just like what is mentioned in the guide above.

    If, in any case, you are referring to a different concern, please let us know and provide us with more details.

    Thank you.

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    Tammie 
    Answered on December 15, 2016 at 02:23 PM

    I was sure where to put the page break as well. I didn't mention that above. I did create two forms

    https://form.jotform.com/62924023895158 Main Form

    https://form.jotform.com/63493820005148 2nd Form

    I went through the steps. I'm not sure if I even did it right. I think I have just confused myself. Then I went to test the form but if I don't answer a field (all fields are required) it doesn't let me proceed until it is answered.

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    Mike_G
    Answered on December 15, 2016 at 05:51 PM

    Thank you for the clarification. If I understand you correctly, you would like for your respondents to be able to hit the "Next" button in the "Main Form" even if they have not fill in the required fields in the form, right?

    I believe that would not be possible. Considering that you made those fields required it only means that you don't want the form to be submitted with fields left unfilled. Unless there is an action or condition that would trigger the fields to become not required if rules are met.

    I have a workaround that you might consider trying with your forms.

    I have my own Main Form and 2nd Form below, which is, by the way, clone versions of yours.

    https://form.jotform.com/63496341917969 - 2nd Form (Initial Form)

    https://form.jotform.com/63496324839973 - Main Form

     

    First, since both forms have the same "Reviewer's Name" and "Reviewer's Email" fields and I think the values of which should be the same in both forms, I believe it would be best to also pass the data of both fields from the 2nd Form to the Main Form using URL parameters.

    https://form.jotform.com/63496324839973?session={reviewersEmail}&reviewersName[first]={reviewersName:first}&reviewersName[last]={reviewersName:last}&reviewersEmail={reviewersEmail}

    That's something that you need to do with the 2nd form (Initial Form).

    With the second one, I have added an option that would help us determine if the respondent would like to finish the form or just save it first so he/she can fill up at a later time.

    Next, hide the "Back" button of the Page Break after the "Submit" button and change the text on the "Next" button.

    You can also remove the fields under the Page Break that is under the "Submit button" from your form.

    And change to something like the one shown in the image below (using Text).


    Once you have set everything that is mentioned above, you can now create the conditions that will make the require fields in your form unrequired, hide the submit button, and show the page break if the checkbox we added above your form is filled.

    Then, that's it.

    Please try the clone version of your forms above and see how it works. If, in any case, you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us again anytime.

    Thank you.