How to add an auto-generated number each time my form is accessed?

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    lauraNTU
    Asked on August 09, 2017 at 04:17 AM

    I would like to add an auto-generated number each time my form is accessed (so the inputter can cross reference the online form to a paper record).

    Is this possible please? Thank you so much :) Laura 

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    ashwin_d
    Answered on August 09, 2017 at 04:46 AM

    Hello lauraNTU,

    If I understand your question correctly, you need a auto-generated number every time form is accessed. Is that correct?

    Yes it is possible to achieve your requirement by adding "Unique ID" widget in your form. Please note that the widget will auto-generate a unique ID every time the form is submitted but not on just accessing the form. You may like to take a look at the following guide which should help you:  https://www.jotform.com/help/79-How-to-Add-Custom-Unique-IDs-to-your-Form-Submissions

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    lauraNTU
    Answered on August 09, 2017 at 05:46 AM

    Thank you for your answer, this is really useful.

    Is possible to generate a unique ID that the customer/inputter can see? If not, I think I have worked out how to get what I need by using a condition and other fields in the form.

     

    thanks again

    Laura 

     

     

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    ashwin_d
    Answered on August 09, 2017 at 07:38 AM

    Hello Laura,

    Please note that unique id is generated only after the form is submitted and that it the reason why it is not possible to display it in form before the form is submitted. 

    It will be added in the notification email alerts and you can also display it in thank you message which is displayed after form is submitted. Please check the screenshot below how to display unique id in thank you message:

     

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    lauraNTU
    Answered on August 09, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    That's perfect! Thanks so much.

     

    Laura