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    How to allow users to edit their own submission data?

    Asked by ontruck_dev on May 19, 2017 at 05:44 AM

    Hi Jotform,

    I have a question about Jotform capabilities.

    I need a way for users to be able to submit the form and then be able to do it again but maybe tweak one option and resubmit (rather than refilling the whole form).

    The scenario:

    My form is an automatic price quoting form embedded into a page from my domain.

    The user fills in details of their order then the thank you page is actually a redirect to another page in my domain. Python/flask does some work in the background and calculates a price.

    If the user wants to tweak something on their order form they are likely to click back on their browser.

    Because they've already submitted the form data doesn't persist, even if I enable "Continue forms later".

    Right now I'm circumventing this by providing a back button on the quote page but as you can guess: a) it's hard to keep passing all these parameters around between pages b) users will still probably try to click back on their browser even if I warn them not to.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on May 19, 2017 at 07:08 AM

    Hello Alex,

    There is an easy way to achieve your requirement. You can allow your users to edit their own submission data.

    You need to add a "Form Autoresponder" email alert in your from and then add {edit-link} tag in autoresponder email alert template. When the form is submitted, an email will be sent to the email address input by user which will have a clickable link. Clicking on the link will allow users to edit his own submission. You may like to take a look at the following guide which should help you:  https://www.jotform.com/help/40-How-to-Let-Users-Update-Their-Form-Submissions-at-a-Later-Date

    Hope this helps.

    Do try it out and get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!