How can I lock down the entered form data on multiple approval stages?

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    GMFStructural
    Asked on July 19, 2017 at 01:37 PM

    Hi Jonathan,

    My apologies for opening up an old support thread, but is there any way you can make that sample form live again so I can take a look?  I also have the need to lock down data entered during prior approval stages and I'd like to look into your multiple form idea a little further to see if it meets my needs.  Thanks in advance!

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    Welvin
    Answered on July 19, 2017 at 02:02 PM

    I've cloned the form for you. You can view it here: https://www.jotform.com/71995510936971

    You can also clone the disabled form by following our steps here: https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL. Then you can enable the cloned form to make it live. 

    https://www.jotform.com/help/180-How-to-Enable-Disable-a-Form

     

    One form will work I think. We have a conditional logic to disable a field entry by conditional logic. You can utilize this feature to make fields as read-only. Here's an example: https://www.jotform.com/edit/3762959587028457995.

    You'll see that the fields are not editable. You can do this in a form by doing the following:

    1. Add the Get Form Page URL widget in the form: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/get_form_page_url.

    2. Add a conditional logic to disable a list of fields when the Get Form Page URL contains the word "edit":

     

    The idea is to use the Edit Link like the given example to let approvers edit and approve the submission in the form. The Get Form Page URL widget tracks the URL in the browser. The word "edit" will be present on the edit link that will then trigger the conditional logic to disable the fields. 

    Let us know if you have any further questions.