Can users save entries on frequently used forms?

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    eileen_kelly621
    Asked on December 28, 2010 at 08:42 PM

    We use a form to allow customers to provide details regarding each boarding stay (for their dogs) called Curbside Checkin.  Since we need to collect information regarding feeding and other requirements each time, the form lets them do this online and save time in our Lobby on checkin day.  

    The #1 request we get is, "Can't your form remember my answers so I don't have to re-enter the info that doesn't change?"

    The option to change a prior submission is not an option as we use the notifier email to work from for each unique boarding stay.

    Thanks!

    Eileen

    http://www.jotform.com/form/93313719176

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    aytekin
    Answered on December 30, 2010 at 06:46 AM

    Some browsers can do this. They can remember the questions answered previously and show them as type ahead dropdown. Firefox and Chrome has it. Maybe they should use one of those browsers. 

    But JotForm does not have such feature. It is possible to pre-populate forms from URL. So, they might be able to create a pre-populate URL and bookmark it. Example:

    http://www.jotform.com/form/93313719176?yourName=John Doe&yourDogs=Dog Doe

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    eileen_kelly621
    Answered on January 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Would the user have to create this URL?  And if so, how is that done?  I would need to know how to instruct them and/or to be able to create these for some of our heavy users.  

    Thanks!

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    aytekin
    Answered on January 14, 2011 at 07:08 AM

    You should probably create these links for your users and give it to them. Then they can change as required and bookmark them.

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    eileen_kelly621
    Answered on January 17, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Is there a simpler way to create these other than having to manually type in the exact field name and entry?

    Thanks!

    PS. There were some submissions made on our form the other day that might have been you testing it, can you confirm?  (Jan 15th around 10:00am EST)

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    aytekin
    Answered on January 18, 2011 at 09:26 AM

    If you have Firefox Developer Toolbar, you can use "Form" -> "Convert POSTs to GETs" feature to convert the form to get and submit it and get the URL with parameters for that submission. 

     

    Here is the list for this form:

    q5_dropoffDate[month]=01

    q5_dropoffDate[day]=18

    q5_dropoffDate[year]=2011

    q13_dropoffTime=7%3A00-8%3A00am

    q2_yourName=1

    q14_yourDogs=2

    q3_email=3

    q18_bestContact=4

    q7_emergencyContact=5

    q109_forThis=See+medication+and%2For+health+issues+below.

    q42_medicationInstructions=6

    q43_reasonFor=7

    q46_allergiesrecentIllnessesother=8

    q112_brandnameOf=9

    q113_amountTo=1

    q114_numberOf=2

    q24_supplementalFeeding=3

    q41_multipleDogs=Please+feed+my+dogs+separately+from+each+other.

    q50_chooseA=Acana

    q53_chooseSizetype=Small+Bag+Dry

    q54_chooseFlavor=4

    q57_additionalInfo=5

    q62_chooseTreats[]=No+thanks!+I%27ll+bring+my+own.

    q117_quantityFor=6

    q110_treatsNot=7

    q59_treatInstructions=8

    q118_bathingServices[]=No+Thanks!

    q120_bathingInstructions=8

    q119_groomingServices119[]=No+thanks!

    q80_groomingInstructions=1

    q84_confirmPickup[month]=01

    q84_confirmPickup[day]=18

    q84_confirmPickup[year]=2011

    q89_confirmPickup89=7%3A00-8%3A00am

    q86_additionalInstructions=1

    q87_anySuggestions=2