V4 Auto Fill feature: How long is data saved?

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    artsville
    Asked on January 27, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Is it possible for user to save the form to keep it after filled it or to continue to fill it later?

    How can I do that?

    I don't see a widget to create that type of button...

     

    Thanks!

     

     

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    BJoanna
    Answered on January 27, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    It is possible to save form and continue later. You might consider using one of the following options:

    1. How to Enable Auto fill feature - save form entries to continue later 

    Auto fill method is based on browser local storage. It is saving the form data on users browser, so user can open the form later and he/she will see the past data. Note - user will need to use same browser to access data.

    2. How to save form to continue later (Session method)

    The Session method is saving the data on our servers. With this method you will need to use two forms, one for session generation and second as primary. Then users will be able to access their sessions from any locations.

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance.

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    artsville
    Answered on January 27, 2017 at 12:45 PM
    Hi,

    Thanks for your answer.

    The first one seems easier to me. Is it right if I understand that I don’t have anything to do (for « How to Enable Auto fill feature - save form entries to continue later ») because it’s automatic? But I will write a note for user (need to use the same browser). Without limit time?
    For the second question (« How to save form to continue later »), it’s not possible for user to save in pdf (by example, or other type of file) on his computer?
    Thanks,

    Caroline


    1. How to Enable Auto fill feature - save form entries to continue later
    Auto fill method is based on browser local storage. It is saving the form data on users browser, so user can open the form later and he/she will see the past data. Note - user will need to use same browser to access data.
    2. How to save form to continue later (Session method)
    The Session method is saving the data on our servers. With this method you will need to use two forms, one for session generation and second as primary. Then users will be able to access their sessions from any locations.
    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance.


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    Answered by BJoanna
    It is possible to save form and continue later. You might consider using one of the following options:
    1. How to Enable Auto fill feature - save form entries to continue later
    Auto fill method is based on browser local storage. It is saving the form data on users browser, so user can open the form later and he/she will see the past data. Note - user will need to use same browser to access data.
    2. How to save form to continue later (Session method)
    The Session method is saving the data on our servers. With this method you will need to use two forms, one for session generation and second as primary. Then users will be able to access their sessions from any locations.
    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance.
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    BJoanna
    Answered on January 27, 2017 at 01:14 PM

    There is a time limit, but I am not exactly sure how long data is saved. I will need to check this with our developers. We will update you via this thread. 

    I know that with second option (Session method) data will be saved 90 days. 

    Your users can not save online form as PDF and then continue later. 

    However if you want to use Fillable PDF form then you can convert your online form to Fillable PDF form. Then you can provide your users PDF form that can be filled and saved. They will only need internet access to submit the form and send you the data. They will also need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit. However please not that some features of online forms are not supported in PDF forms. More about Fillable PDF forms you can find inside of this guide:

    JotForm Fillable PDF Creator With All Points

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    artsville
    Answered on January 27, 2017 at 02:45 PM
    Thanks!

    If you can check with your developers, that would be appreciated. We often have this question from our users…

    Have a nice day,

    Caroline Chabot
    Adjointe administrative
    Les Arts et la Ville
    870, avenue De Salaberry, bureau 124
    Québec (Québec) G1R 2T9
    T. : 418 691 7480
    C. : administration@arts-ville.org
    W. : www.arts-ville.org


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    JOTFORM
    Answered by BJoanna
    There is a time limit, but I am not exactly sure how long data is saved. I will need to check this with our developers. We will update you via this thread.
    I know that with second option (Session method) data will be saved 90 days.
    Your users can not save online form as PDF and then continue later.
    However if you want to use Fillable PDF form then you can convert your online form to Fillable PDF form . Then you can provide your users PDF form that can be filled and saved. They will only need internet access to submit the form and send you the data. They will also need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit. However please not that some features of online forms are not supported in PDF forms. More about Fillable PDF forms you can find inside of this guide:
    JotForm Fillable PDF Creator With All Points
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    Jan
    Answered on January 27, 2017 at 04:05 PM

    My colleague BJoanna already escalated this thread to our developers. We'll let you know via this thread once an information is available. Thank you for your patience.

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    artsville
    Answered on January 27, 2017 at 04:45 PM
    Ok, thank you.




    Caroline Chabot
    Adjointe administrative
    Les Arts et la Ville
    870, avenue De Salaberry, bureau 124
    Québec (Québec) G1R 2T9
    T. : 418 691 7480
    C. : administration@arts-ville.org
    W. : www.arts-ville.org


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    BJoanna
    Answered on January 31, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Our developers informed me that with Auto Fill feature data will be saved for 1 day. 

    If you want that data is saved longer then I would suggest you to use Session method. With Session method data will be saved 90 days. 

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.