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    Erasable text?

    Asked by johnnyroc on August 17, 2012 at 02:12 AM

    My visitors need to be able to type up something that other visitors will be able to instantly delete and replace with their own text without my control.


    In other words user A types the word 'Apple'. Everyone can see 'Apple'. User B deletes the word 'Apple' and types up 'Orange'. Now the word 'Orange' is visible.


    Kind of like 1 comment that keeps getting replaced by other users, no archive but I get all of the submissions via email.  Is this possible with jotform?

    Sounds very simple but can't figure out how to do it.

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    Answered by johnnyroc on August 17, 2012 at 05:01 AM


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    Answered by idarktech on August 17, 2012 at 07:11 AM

    Hi Johnny,

    I think there's 1 possible solution for this, instead of using your form normal link, try it with the editable link of your submissions data. Example with your form:


    I have submitted a sample text (Apple) with your form, you can see it on the textarea in this editable link. Now, try to change it with anything else and then revisit the link, that should display the text that you've just inputted (the updated one). Of course, every edit of this text, you'll be able to received notifications with a tag "EDIT"

    I hope this solution works for you. Let us know if you have further questions about this. Thank you!