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    How to enable autofill?

    Asked by SAFETYSAL on June 28, 2017 at 05:51 PM

    1. Is there any way  user can auto fill a question they have already filled out before?

    2.

    Is there any way a user can find the nearest hospital via entering city  or zip code on some type of widget?
     

    3.

    Can the form have a  drop down menu with pre designated answers, including a section labeled other in where the user can add answer in his/her own words ?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jim_R on June 28, 2017 at 07:44 PM

    1. Is there any way  user can auto fill a question they have already filled out before?

    If it's prior to submission, there are 2 ways to achieve this:

    1. Browser-based method

    Easy to setup, but relies on the Browser's Local Storage.

    Meaning, if they started filling out your form using Chrome, left their desktop/laptop, went back and re-opened the form on Firefox/Safari, then their progress is lost. Using the same Chrome browser again would continue where the user left off.

    Complete guide: How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-on-Forms

    2. Session parameter method

    Quite complicated setup and requires 2 forms to make it work.

    Form 1: The first form where the user will need to fill out the name and email field. The session URL will be created here and we will use the email field as the session ID.

    Form 2 (Main Form): This is the main form where all the necessary and important fields we need to collect. The main form needs to have page break, please also note that the progress on each page will only be saved when the "Next" and "Back" button is clicked.

    Complete guide: How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later 

    Have a look at both of them then decide which works better for your needs.

    But, if it's after they submitted and you want them to just edit a few fields for some changes, then you can have your users edit their own submission using the EDIT LINK. You can place this either on your Autoresponder or Thank You page.

    Complete guide: How-to-Let-Users-Update-Their-Form-Submissions-at-a-Later-Date 

    2. Is there any way a user can find the nearest hospital via entering city  or zip code on some type of widget? 

    This question has been moved to a separate thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/1186705 

    3. Can the form have a  drop down menu with pre designated answers, including a section labeled other in where the user can add answer in his/her own words ?

    This one has been moved too https://www.jotform.com/answers/1186706 

    We strive to stick with 1 question/topic per thread to avoid confusion. We'll answer the other two threads shortly.