Auto Form Submit without clicking Submit Button

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    Asked on December 16, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Hello Again!

    I've read through a lot of the other threads about this subject but I'm left a little confused. So, I'm hoping to get some clarity with updated info.

    We have an inner-office form we fill out for confirming appointments with clients. Once submitted, form sends client email with a link to CONFIRM appointment. (the link is an img button with the url embedded ... a prepopulated URL)

    When client clicks confirm, they are clicking a pre-populated URL link which redirects them to confirmation form. If we don't need any additional info, client then has to click confirm/submit button AGAIN to finalize or register their confirmation.

    Is there or is there not a way or a work-around that would allow the form to auto-submit so client doesn't have to click submit/confirm button a second time after being redirected. If we don't need any additional information from them, we would simply like to have the form AUTO-SUBMIT and the client auto-forwarded directly to the "Thank You" page where it says something like, "Thank you, your appointment is now confirmed". We are then emailed by the form and made aware that the client has confirmed.

    Is there a set of conditions or rules I can set up to make this happen or does it require configuring something outside the form itself.

    Thank you.

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    Answered on December 16, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    The only tool we have that allows for automatically submitting the form is our Global Countdown widget:

    This is based on a timer and can submit the form when the timer is up.  This could be set to a very low amount of time to immediately submit the form after it is loaded.

    Unfortunately, this cannot be set conditionally so the timer would apply to all users.  If there are cases when extra data would be needed in the form, users would not be able to disabled the timer.

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    Answered on December 17, 2016 at 07:16 AM

    Thanks David! ... is there a way to hide the countdown timer?  I tried a display:none in css on the id but didn't seem to work. Can you share any special CSS I should cut & paste to keep the timer from showing?


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    Answered on December 17, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Could you please provide us with a link to the form that you would like to hide the countdown timer in? Thank you in advance.