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    Using Random Value Generator

    Asked by profakash on December 25, 2016 at 02:30 PM

    I am a Professor in a Commerce College, specialized in Finance & Accounting and IT. I am providing assignments to my students through my blog and accept the submissions using jotform.

    I want that after my student downloaded an assignment, one email should be dropped in my mailbox assigning my student a unique identification number. I will assign this number in my class and then student will submit assignment after entering that unique code.

    For this purpose, I have tried "Random Value Generator" add on from jorform, but now I want that when student will submit assignment, the assignment submission form should recognize the Random value which is generated previously at the time of downloading the assignment.

    Please help.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 25, 2016 at 04:33 PM

    Thank you for providing clear details. If I understand your process correctly, using the EDIT Link method should work for it already.

    User guide: How-to-Let-Users-Update-Their-Form-Submissions-at-a-Later-Date

    The edit link will allow the student to re-submit the same form they submitted previously.

    Also, I am not sure if you know already, but form submission emails also have Submission ID#. This is also a unique identifier generated every time form is submitted.


    Perhaps you can make use of the Submission ID# as well.

    Hope this help. Let us know how we can be of further assistance.