Remove editablility of form

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    bestdoulatraining
    Asked on January 06, 2020 at 01:21 PM

    Hi, I want to turn off edit-ability of form. Can you please tell me how to do this? 

    thank you, 


    amanda

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    FelipeSantana
    Answered on January 06, 2020 at 04:16 PM

    Hi @bestdoulatraining!

    I am more than happy to assist you with this inquiry!

    Unfortunately, we do not provide a direct function to disable the editing of a form after submission. However, there are a couple of workarounds you may consider.

    First, you can simply remove the edit submission link from the autoresponder email so that that the user submitting the form won't know where to fo edit the form.

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    Secondly, you could also utilize the Conditions to hide fields that you do not want to be edited. To accomplish this you will need to utilize the "Get Form Page URL" Widget and set a condition that hides certain fields if the URL contains the word "edit". Here are a few screenshots to show you how to do this: 

    1) Select the "Get Form Page URL" Widget (Users will not see this displayed in your form)

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    2) Create a "Show / Hide Field" Condition. If the page URL "contains" the value "edit" then Hide Multiple and select the fields that you wish to hide so that they will not be edited.

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    I hope this has been helpful! Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns, we are always here to help!

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    FelipeSantana
    Answered on January 06, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    Hi @bestdoulatraining!

    I have great news! There is actually a great new feature that has been recently developed by our team that will allow you to enable or disable for editing by your responders. Being that this is a pretty new feature there are no user guides just yet, however, I am more than happy to walk you through the process.

    1) You will need to go to your Form Settings.

    2) Select the button "Show More Options" 

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    3) Scroll down until you see "Allow Submission Editing". Here you can either enable or disable the editing of the submission.

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    I hope this has been more helpful than my previous answer, we are always here to provide you with the best customer service possible! Please feel free to reach out if you require further assistance!

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    bestdoulatraining
    Answered on January 07, 2020 at 10:50 PM
    Hi,
    Unfortunately that's now showing up as an option. screen shot attached.
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    Mike_G
    Answered on January 08, 2020 at 03:23 AM

    We would like to apologize for any inconvenience.

    Based on your last reply, you may still have issues setting up your form to prevent respondents from editing their submission, is that correct?

    Also, I'm afraid the screenshot you are trying to show us was not posted for some reason. To include a screenshot in your response, please see the instructions in this guide — https://www.jotform.com/help/438-How-to-Post-Screenshots-to-Our-Support-Forum