How can I allow users to save the form and continue later

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    segurosonlinebr
    Asked on December 27, 2017 at 07:05 PM

    Hello,

    My forms are very long with many question. If the person who are fill don't know some question and need other people fill, all was fill are lost? Is possible save in any point of form and continue fill later?

    Best Regards

    Odair JR



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    Jim_R
    Answered on December 27, 2017 at 08:06 PM

    There are 2 ways to achieve 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 allow them to continue where they left off.

    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.