How can I filter an IP so my own views of the form aren't counted in Form Analytics?

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    EngPaired
    Asked on July 19, 2017 at 02:21 PM

    I'm loving the Form Analytics feature to see how many views vs how many submissions, etc. However, when working on a form often I go to view it, or send it out for others inside the company to look at for review. Or, I send out a survey in an email, get some responses, but then later I have to go back and view the form to remember what I asked exactly, or to check something. I find that all of my views of the form are diluting the analytics count. Most analytics platforms I use have a way to not count views from a set of IP addresses. Wondering if that will happen with JotForm. 

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    Kiran
    Answered on July 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM

    I understand that you want to filter the form views count from your IP address. If the form is viewed using the direct URL, it will be counted as a view. If you want to view the form at your end, please open in Build mode and then click on Preview Form button on the top-right corner so that these views will not be counted. 

    You may also use the following URL by changing the form ID as a preview.

    https://www.jotform.com/build/FORM_ID/publish#preview

    You must be logged into your account in order to preview the form.

    Hope this information helps! 

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    EngPaired
    Answered on July 19, 2017 at 03:46 PM

    Thank you for response. That will help some. Typically it is much faster for me to go straight to the form rather than having to open the build form, but I suppose if I really care about analytics it is worth a little extra time. I also worry somewhat about opening the form because I may accidentally edit something when I didn't mean to. 

    This does not help with sharing the form with other co-workers though, as they will not be able to be logged in as me. 

    But at least I understand what is available. 

    Thanks. 

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    Kiran
    Answered on July 19, 2017 at 04:06 PM

    I also worry somewhat about opening the form because I may accidentally edit something when I didn't mean to. 

    In this case, you may consider using the direct URL as already mentioned. This will open the form in preview mode without entering the edit mode.

    https://www.jotform.com/build/FORM_ID/publish#preview

    This does not help with sharing the form with other co-workers though, as they will not be able to be logged in as me. 

    Unfortunately, yes. If you have sub-account users sharing the form with edit permission, they can use the above direct link for previewing the form.