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    How to quick check the submission is unique *before* filling up all information?

    Asked by dorms on March 04, 2017 at 06:56 AM


    Is there any trick to run a quick check whether the submission is unique?

    We've set the personal ID code as unique, but however do not want to run through the whole filling up before discovering that it is a duplicate record.

    So we are looking for a solution check Unique Question before  Submission


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    Answered by Jim_R on March 04, 2017 at 03:57 PM

    Hey there too 😊 Sadly, there's no way to achieve that. The check comes after form submission.

    To put it in perspective, there's no way the form would know if a Personal ID code already exists if it can't query the entire Submission Data. And that check only happens on the form's submit action.