Can I limit time that submission can be edited?

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    MxTraining
    Asked on July 11, 2018 at 02:34 PM

    I see where I can add or remove the link to allow somebody to edit the form they have submitted.  Is there a way to limit the time frame in which they can change it?  It would be nice if I could limit their ability to edit their submission to just 5 or 10 minutes after they submit, but after that not be able to make changes to it.

    If not possible, am I correct in assuming that if I delete their submission from the server after reading it that they will not be able to edit it?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    John_Benson
    Answered on July 11, 2018 at 03:27 PM

    We do have a Global Countdown widget that will automatically submit the form or block the form when it reaches the time limit. Here's the link: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/global_countdown. Unfortunately, the Countdown always reset whenever you refresh the page. Please give it a try and let us know if you have questions.

    You can disable the edit submission by following this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/389-How-to-Show-or-Hide-Fields-on-Edit-URL. You can hide all the fields and the Submit button if the condition is met. This will prevent to edit the submission. 

    If not possible, am I correct in assuming that if I delete their submission from the server after reading it that they will not be able to edit it?

    Yes, the submission cannot be edited if you delete the submission. Here's the error message:

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