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    Advanced possibility to restrict users from editing or modifying submissions

    Asked by yogishchandra on July 17, 2017 at 08:38 AM


    I was trying to see if there is any option to restrict a user from modifying submissions. As a business owner I can have all rights. But if I want an employee to have access only to view and download images (in case of image uploads) this is not possible now. This will be a very useful feature if developed in JotForm.

    Basically I want options to permit for, as follows for submissions:

    View | Edit | Download Attachments | Download Data |  Delete Submission

    Risk of allowing a user to view submission in the present situation:

    1) User can edit

    2) User can download attachment

    3) User can Download data (Excel, Etc)

    4) User can delete the complete submission (s)

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on July 17, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    Unfortunately, we don't have such option to limit submissions or upload download in that way. We have a way to limit sub users to edit the form or view submissions:

    More about that here: https://www.jotform.com/help/232-How-to-Share-Forms-with-a-Sub-account-User

    You can also check some privacy options here https://support.jotform.com/myaccount/settings

    Another option could be to create reports page that can be password protected and which link you could share: https://www.jotform.com/help/326-How-To-Create-Form-Reports-in-JotForm

    Could any of those options work for you?

    We'll wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by yogishchandra on July 17, 2017 at 12:23 PM


    Thanks for your reply.

    I understand what you said. But I strongly suggest that you have this feature. It will be very helpful for us. Specially where access of submissions has to be given to employees.

    Please forward my request to your development team.

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    Answered by yogishchandra on July 17, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Hi Nik,

    Your suggestion of using password protected reports is helpful for the time.

    Thank you.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on July 17, 2017 at 01:31 PM

    Thank you for getting back to us and letting us know. I will forward the request to our developers for a consideration.

    Thank you for suggesting such feature.