When the url is modified to include "?session=$username", will users need to write down/remember the 'new url' and then re-enter it manually?

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on June 14, 2012 at 05:40 PM

    If  what you are looking for is  to allow multiple sessions, you can setup an autoresponder with your form's ID  and add  ?session=$username at the end

    http://jotform.us/form/21213250347138?session=$username

    You can also make that link clickable .  

    Highlight (or select) the whole URL, copy it, then click the link icon in the screen's toolbar

     

    Hope this sorts out the issue

    Jeanette

     

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    pressberg
    Answered on June 15, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Thanks

    Do I set up a separate URL for each respondant?

    If so, how is that done?

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on June 15, 2012 at 02:19 PM

    Hello again

    Could you please explain exactly what you need to accomplish? I would like to have the correct scenario to provide you with the right answer

    Jeanette

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    pressberg
    Answered on June 15, 2012 at 05:43 PM

    OK

    It is a long survey and we are concerned that multiple users will want to stop (perhaps multiple times) at some point and return to do more of the survey at a later time. My question is how do the different participants return to their survey and not some other person's survey.

    Thanks

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on June 15, 2012 at 05:51 PM

    Thank you for providing me with more details.

    Based on what you state,  you can easily include a link into an autoresponder. This link will call the email address a user entered, thus users will not get back to someone else's survey.

    Please follow this guide carefully and if you have further questions let us know. We are always glad to assist

    Jeanette

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    abajan
    Answered on June 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    @pressberg

    In relation to the guide to which my colleague referred, if it's important that none of the respondents see another respondent's entries, substitute the submission's ID for the respondent's email address when constructing the URL. Why? Well, if respondent A knows the email address of respondent B, the former could simply substitute the latter's email address in the URL to view the latter's entries! Conversely, the submission ID (unique ID) is significantly harder to figure out.


    Wayne

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    pressberg
    Answered on June 22, 2012 at 09:41 AM

    I am almost there. We have already created the form and have a few submissions.

    The guide listed above indicates that you need two forms. Is this simply a convenience or is it needed?

    We have already send the link out and it has been published in the local newspaper so the URL is in place.

    Thanks

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on June 22, 2012 at 02:15 PM

    @pressberg

    Having in mind what my colleague has explained to you, you won't need  2 forms , because the first one is only to get the email address of the person, but you can setup the clickable link with the submission ID either on the autoresponder or the thank you page

    cheers!

    Jeanette

    EDIT = of course, you still will need the email adress field

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    pressberg
    Answered on June 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    In looking at the guide referenced above, I notice that after entering the email address, there is a 'submit' button. I have a 'save & go to the next page' button. Is this what is causing me to not get an email with the desired link?

    Do all the 'save & go to the next page' buttons have to be 'submit' buttons in disguise?

    I hope that this is my last question.

    Thanks

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on June 26, 2012 at 07:13 PM

    It is not necessary to have the submitt button on each page,  but you will have to have 2 forms in that case . Because the first one sends actually the edit link that you need to setup (steps 10 and 11) with the link of the second (or main form)  , in order for you to recieve the email and let the customer "save and continue" .

    Feel free to ask for more help whenever you need it!

    Cheers!

    Jeanette

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    pressberg
    Answered on June 26, 2012 at 08:13 PM

    If I understand, I need to make the button right after the 'email request', a 'submit' button. And since I am using only one form, all of the others must also be 'submit' buttons?

    Thanks

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    jonathan
    Answered on June 27, 2012 at 05:05 PM

    @pressberg

    Hi, I checked your form, and I currently see no problem using it AS IS.

    Can you explain if you know an issue with using it? I am curious why you will still have to change all 'page break next' buttons to 'submit' buttons...

    If you change 1 bit of the 'page break' next button, you will now probably require another form or more.. because a "submit" would mean re-direction to another page/form.

    if I understand correctly, this is how I used the form.

    1. On 1st page, if 'I agree' then I go to 2nd page and fill it up until I reached the 'submit' button to send/submit the form.

    2. On 1st page, if 'I do NOT agree' then I go to 7th page and fill it up until I reached the 'submit' button to send/submit the form.

    I was able to use the form just using either entry steps I stated.

    Please update us.

    Thanks.

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    jonathan
    Answered on June 27, 2012 at 05:22 PM

    Sorry, I think I replied hastily. I can now understand where the 'issue' can be..

    It is in the 'uniqueness' of the form when given the 'autoresponder' link. As stated by my colleauges, there is a a chance the form can be compromise if the email address is known by more than one user.

    This is where the submit unique ID should be applied. I will test if it can be included in the 'autoresponder' edit link like this...

    Will update.

    Thanks.

     

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    jonathan
    Answered on June 27, 2012 at 06:07 PM

    Using the link with session={id} will not make the form 're-editable' as it does not return the session data.

    If the goal is to make an editable multi-session form, the Edit Link should serve its purpose already. The form will become unique to each respondents. 

    Using the Edit Link provide all the uniqueness and session id required. I can suggest to use this method on your multi-session form instead.

    Please inform us if you have further concerns.

    Thanks.

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    pressberg
    Answered on June 28, 2012 at 06:32 PM

    I apologize for being dense but I am not clear on the answers I have been given.

    I have a single form that we feel some respondents will need multiple sessions to complete.

    I have a field at the bottom of the first page of the survey requesting the respondent's email. We are not concernecd about the survey being comprimised.

    Where and how often do I have to place a submit button? Where does a Save & Go to Next Page' button get placed?

    Thanks

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    jonathan
    Answered on June 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Hi,

    Actually, if we check on your original inquiry, it seems you are asking on how to achieve multiple session in using your form. You were refering to 'session'. It was answered to by jeanette on the very first reply...

    I have a field at the bottom of the first page of the survey requesting the respondent's email. We are not concernecd about the survey being comprimised.

    We can see this... can you please tell us what is your question on this?

    Where and how often do I have to place a submit button? Where does a Save & Go to Next Page' button get placed?

    Can you please tell us why you need more than 1 submit button on this form? The Save & Go in the page break is already OK as is.., Can you tell us why do you need to place it somewhere else?

    Please check also the image below, it explain how you can use the Edit Link in the autoresponder email to allow the form user to get back at the form multiple times if needed to edit/update the form.

    Will await your updates.

    Thanks.


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    pressberg
    Answered on June 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    We have a survey of over 160 questions. Therefore, some respondents will want to fill out the survey in several sessions. We need to set up the survey so the respondents can return to the survey and continue answering.

    At the bottom of Page 1 of the survey, we request the respondent's email.

    My question is where does the submit button(s) go.

    Do I only need a single submit button on the entire survey and place this submit button at the end of Page 1 after the email question?

    Do I simply put a save and continue button at the end of every other page, ?

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    Mike_T
    Answered on June 29, 2012 at 07:10 PM

    Do I simply put a save and continue button at the end of every other page, ?

    Save & Continue is suitable for 'session' method, if you do not use the 'session' parameter that button will not save anything.

    There are several options that you can use:

    1. Add the Edit link to your Autoresponder Email, and add the submit buttons all over your form. In this case your users will be able to Submit your form and get the Edit Link, so that they will be able to open their Submission and edit it.

    2. Use two forms like described in this tutorial to deal with 'session'.

    3. As far as I understand, you would like to prepopulate the 'session' parameter with user's login from your website. This may be possible too.

    When the url is modified to include "?session=$username", will users need to write down/remember the 'new url' and then re-enter it manually? 

    The answer is yes, your users will need to get this URL with custom session parameter and re-enter it manually.

    If you need any further assistance please let us know.