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    JotForm V4: Ability to disable autosave.

    Asked by buffalocigars on May 16, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    I don't understand removing this feature.  Currently, the only way to update a form is:

    1. Revert back to version 3


    2. Clone your form and make the changes there before you publish the new form


    Neither solution is ideal.  In the first method, there are some kinks when reverting back to v3, and some form elements are not supported properly. In the second method, your submissions are now separated. If you have to make three or four clones of the form over the course of it's life, you will have to search between three or four submission spreadsheets.

    Removing auto-save is crucial to a form that auto-updates it's changes live.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on May 16, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Unfortunately, reverting back to V3 is the only way to have the disable autosave feature, but I'm opening a feature request so this can be also implemented on the V4 builder. 

    Although we cannot provide an ETA or ensure this will be implemented, we will let you know as soon as we receive any update about it. 


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    Answered by jimla on May 16, 2017 at 01:04 PM


    After the "Disable Autosave" function was removed, I update forms by disabling the form, making changes, then enabling the form.