How do I stop forms from updating dynamically after they are done?

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    Midttrafik
    Asked on July 26, 2019 at 12:46 AM

    Hi


    I just noticed that everything I make to my forms roll back through all the ones that have been previously filled out, my entire inbox of them changes.

    That's a big problem, how do I turn that off?


    Cheers

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    Nik_C
    Answered on July 26, 2019 at 04:15 AM

    I'm afraid you cannot, when you change something in the form, like, remove some field, or change its label, that will affect the submissions view, inbox as well.

    Since it has to reflect the data collected.

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    Midttrafik
    Answered on July 26, 2019 at 04:31 AM

    Alright. That means if i swap too boxes ("yes" and "no") my entire collection of data will swap result.

    If that's how it works that's how it works, it's just a problem since i need my submissions to reflect data collected at the time.


    Is the only solution then to download all submissions before I make a change and make a local database?


    Cheers

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    Nik_C
    Answered on July 26, 2019 at 05:58 AM

    I'm afraid that's the default behavior, all changes will reflect. So, yes, I'm afraid if you want to preserve the data, you will have to export before you change the fields in the form.

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    Midttrafik
    Answered on July 26, 2019 at 06:50 AM

    Hm, alright. I'll try to work around it.


    Thanks