Can partially filled out forms data be collected?

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    ecoabyssinc
    Asked on March 16, 2011 at 05:25 PM

    If a user begins a form but does not finish...can the fields that were filled out still be collecte. 

    Another form builder has this feature and it is very useful.

     

    Thank you!

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on March 16, 2011 at 05:33 PM

    Unfortunately, that feature is not possible as of yet. The fields that were filled out will only be collected when the user presses the submit button. Anyway, it sounds like a good idea so I am going to add that to our feature requests list.

    Thank you for using Jotform.

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    ecoabyssinc
    Answered on March 16, 2011 at 05:44 PM

    It is a really nice feature on another form builder...

    If you go to your forms page it shows your submitted forms as well as any forms that were partially filled out with the information that was placed in any fields even if the form was not submitted.

     

    It would be great to see this feature added on JotForm.

     

    If anyone knows a kind of work around...it would be appreciated....even if the info from page 1 was submitted when continuing to page 2 on a multi page form.

     

    Thank you!

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on March 16, 2011 at 06:04 PM

    A workaround I could suggest to you is to create multiple forms, effectively using each separate form as "form pages". You could then rename the Submit button to something like "Next" or "Continue", then use conditions to replace the default Thank You page URL with form 2's URL. Even if your visitor does not want to fill up form 2, the information filled out on form 1 is already collected.

    Here is a tutorial on Conditional Logic on Forms.

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    ecoabyssinc
    Answered on March 23, 2011 at 05:47 PM

    If it is a multi page form...lets say 6 pages...how will I know who submitted what pages...

    how would all these submissions be organized?

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on March 24, 2011 at 02:33 AM

    You can identify who submitted what pages by looking at the IP Address. Group together submissions that have the same IP. 

    Hope that helps.

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    ecoabyssinc
    Answered on May 03, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    any progress on the partially submitted field captures?

    thanks

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on May 04, 2011 at 06:58 AM

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, we do not have enough manpower to handle all requests by our users. This request of yours is still subject for approval. I have created a ticket to increase the priority of this request and to have our developers discuss the matters of the issue.

    Thank you for your patience.


    Neil

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    aytekin
    Answered on May 05, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    You can certainly have partially completed forms. Simply do not make those field "required" and the user can submit them.

    Then you can setup an auto-responder that goes to user's email address where the user can click a link and open the partially filled form, and complete it.

    To accomplish the second part, create an auto-responder for your form and then add {edit_link} into it.