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    Does the source code supposed to change each time I make a change then save?

    Asked by johnchartrand on October 23, 2012 at 04:21 PM

    Does the source code supposed to change each time I make a change then save?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on October 23, 2012 at 04:35 PM

    Greetings!

    Yes, your assumption is correct. Every time you make a change in the form you need to save and then grab the source code and re-embed it into you web page.

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    Answered by johnchartrand on October 23, 2012 at 04:36 PM

    That's what I've done but the form doesn't update on my site. Two hours ago it was, but not anymore.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on October 23, 2012 at 04:37 PM

    Yes, full source codes (the longer one) are supposed to change each time you apply changes to your form. You will need to generate the codes and re-embed it on your site to reflect the most recent changes.

    Script-based Embed <>, on the other hand, do not change at all. The disadvantage to using that method though is that if your site contains a lot of 3rd party scripts, the chances of a clash increases. This can cause problems with form features such as validation, conditions, etc.

    iFrame is the most fool-proof of all embedding methods, but still has disadvantages nonetheless. Perhaps the most obvious is that iFrame height is fixed and cannot change dynamically. It would be fine for simple static forms, but if your forms contain a lot of hide/show conditions, this can be quite a problem.

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    Answered by johnchartrand on October 23, 2012 at 04:42 PM

    I have re-embed the codes on my site, but the codes are always the same, it doesn't change to reflect changes I make to the form itself.

    What should I do? Should I start all over again?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on October 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM

    Your form might be affected a delay in data replication across our network.

    Can you please use the following embed codes instead?

    <iframe allowtransparency="true" src="//www.jotform.ca/form/22964913032250" frameborder="0" style="width:100%; height:1710px; border:none;" scrolling="no">
    </iframe>

    Notice how it uses www.jotform.ca as opposed to the usual form.jotform.ca.

    Let me know if this helps in any way.

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    Answered by johnchartrand on October 23, 2012 at 05:14 PM

    That works, but where do I get the code when I make changes to the form?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on October 23, 2012 at 05:17 PM

    You can get the codes the usual way. You will just have to modify the codes slightly so that form.jotform.ca becomes www.jotform.ca

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    Answered by johnchartrand on October 23, 2012 at 05:21 PM

    I made a change to the font size and copied your code above and the form updated on my site. I thought that everytime you make a change to the form, the code changes.

    thanks again