Can users comeback and fill out form later?

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    salisburychurch
    Asked on October 13, 2017 at 02:37 PM

    I need a form that can be filled out over time. Not oen that has to be submitted at one sitting. Is this an option for people to come back and finish filing out the form as they have time?


    Thank you, 

    Heather Phillips

    heather.phillips80@yahoo.com

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    Jim_R
    Answered on October 13, 2017 at 03:44 PM

    Hey Heather - There are 2 ways to approach this:

    1. Browser-based method

    Easy to setup, but relies on the Browser's Local Storage. Meaning, if they started filling out your form using Chrome, left their desktop/laptop, went back and re-opened the form on Firefox/Safari, then their progress is lost. Using the same Chrome browser again would continue where the user left off. This is sometimes called Autofill.

    Complete guide: How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-on-Forms

    2. Session parameter method

    A bit complicated setup and requires 2 forms to make it work.

    Form 1: The first form where the user will need to fill out the name and email field. The session URL will be created here and we will use the email field as the session ID.

    Form 2 (Main Form): This is the main form where all the necessary and important fields we need to collect. The main form needs to have page break, please also note that the progress on each page will only be saved when the "Next" and "Back" button is clicked.

    Complete guide: How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later 

    Have a look at both of them then decide which works better for your needs.