How to set Form Limits Based on a Unique Question

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    Asked on March 07, 2013 at 08:13 PM

    I am calling one field "originator" on several forms. And specifying it must be unique. In testing it seems that it must be a unique entry across all my forms with a field of the same name - is that correct?

    Imagine I want to have a form that collects peoples mobile numbers. And then have different campaigns that clone and use same form layout. I only want one mobile number allowed per campaign, but they can enter several campaigns if that makes sense.


    Am I right in my first point? And is there a way around it.

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    Answered on March 07, 2013 at 09:51 PM

    I think you can accomplish that by using our Form Limits feature based on a Unique question

    To do it :

    1. Add a Text Field (rather than the pre-designed phone field) and label it as Cell Phone

    2. Click on Setup & Embed

    3. Click on Preferences

    4. Go to the Form Limits Tab

    5. On the Unique Question section choose the Cell Phone field


    You can even add a hover text and a Hint value to indicate if you want only numbers or just separated by a dash, as on this example

    You can even customize the Warning message


    Form limits based on Unique Questions works on any input type such as Email and plain Text fields

    Should you need further assistance, let us know


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    Answered on March 07, 2013 at 09:58 PM

    Brilliant support as ever. thanks.Form Limits I have used and are great. However.

    I should have explained a bit more. The form is being filed from a Post from another app which receives incoming text messages from mobiles.

    I have used the form limits feature and it works very well. But I would like to be able to send a different email response based on 1st reply 2nd reply 3rd reply etc (autoresponder for incoming SMS/text messages). I couldn't see a way to do that.


    Mnay thanks if you have any ideas


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    Answered on March 07, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Thank you very much for your opinion about our Support service.

    We have conditional logis to send autoresponders, however they are very limited.

    Your request goes beyond Jotform capabilities as it would involve a server side script to compare entries already stored in a database and from there determine which autoresponder should be sent to