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    Add ability to restore revisions of JotForms

    Asked by pillarmarketing on February 12, 2013 at 01:09 AM

    Some of my forms are getting quite elaborate with conditionals and pagination.... I'd hate to loose all my work... are you planning on supporting the ability to restore previous versions of JotForms? If not please do!

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    Answered by Goldo on February 12, 2013 at 05:15 AM

    The same effect can be achieved by cloning the form. If you want to make changes to a form, clone it first so that you have back up copy of it.

    Refer to this guide: How to clone an existing form.

    Let me know.

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    Answered by pillarmarketing on February 12, 2013 at 03:01 PM

    I would say a similar effect can be obtained by cloning a form... however there are numerous inconveniences when choosing to clone versus roll back to a previous revision.  For example everywhere on the Internet where the form is embedded would need to be updated with the proper embed code.

     

    Actually that is the only inconvenience I can think of at the moment... so maybe "numerous" wouldn't be the right word.

     

    Nevertheless this feature would be sweet.

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    Answered by pillarmarketing on February 12, 2013 at 03:27 PM

    update... just thought of another inconvenience... form responses would no longer be consolidated into one spot... trying to find a particular response would now require you to search in multiple inboxes.

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    Answered by paoloumalidev on February 12, 2013 at 05:02 PM

    Hi there,

    Yes, I would agree that nobody wants to maintain 2 separate forms in relation to that situation you pointed out but there is already an existing ticket raised to Level 2 that asks for such a feature allowing one to import existing submissions data into a new form.

    I understand that some feature requests may take more time to be implemented or not at all based on the complexity involved. Usually, one that does not interfere with existing features will get its way into the release.

    I will add this into the Feature requests. I'm also thinking about form redirection. Say you have an old form ID, map it to a new ID and all active forms's submissions will be redirected to that.