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    How can I let one person use the same form multiple times?

    Asked by gwmonti on April 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    I am sending out a survey to a project team. Each person is to assess other team members. What do I need to do so that each team member can fill out the same form multiple times at one session? Thanks.

    Gary Monti

    gwmonti@mac.com

    www.ctrchg.com

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    Answered by egeg on April 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    If I have understood you correctly, you want your submission(s) to arrive as a single entry, rather than each arriving as seperate entries. Right?

    If that's the case, than I'm afraid it is not possible with our current software. However, I have added this to our feature requests, and we'll explore possibilities in time. Thanks for the idea!

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    Answered by gwmonti on April 11, 2011 at 11:15 AM

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    Answered by egeg on April 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    UPDATE: Just thought about a trick/workaround. This is not a simultaneous experience, but you can have all their info in one single submission. 

    Create your form and add an email notification containing an edit link. Then just fill the form by yourself and submit to recieve a notification email containing the edit link to that particular submission. Than pass around the link one at a time. Not very convenient, as, If another person edits the post while it was open in another persons browser, than the latter will override the first. However, will get the job done if this is what you're looking for.

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    Answered by gwmonti on April 11, 2011 at 11:39 AM
    egeg,
    thanks for the quick response. I will work on this. I have another question:
    Is there a way to simply have them get a fresh form after they submit the one they are working on. In other words, could I create a button that would submit the current form and then open a fresh copy, e.g., \"submit and add another stakeholder\"? If that worked then I could have a separate \"submit and exit\" button.\"
    Gary

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    Answered by egeg on April 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Well, if you wish to do a simple redirect, what you can do is to redirect them with the thank you page. In the Setup&Embed tab of the form builder, click on the "Thank You Page Wizard", choose custom URL, add the URL of the same form in the field and voila!

    About the seperate "submit and exit" button, you can do that not as a button but as a chechbox, perhaps? Again, under Setup&Embed, there is Conditions. Choose "Change Thank You URL after submission", and enter the conditions and the URL you want your user to return to.

    So basicly, you can add a checkbox that says "Exit after completing" or "Continue adding after completion" and redirect them to different pages based on the checkbox with just Conditions.

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    Answered by gwmonti on April 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM
    Cool! Thanks. Really appreciate the quick response.
    Sent from my iPhone.
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    Answered by gwmonti on April 11, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    egeg,
    Another question. I would like people to have a unique identifier, e.g., a 4-6 character ID code. Is there a way to have people generate that, have it entered in a table (behind the scenes in JotForm) and do a check against a table when people are filling out their forms? This way I can get reports and sort on their id code. Thanks.
    Gary
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    Answered by egeg on April 11, 2011 at 02:04 PM

    Yes you can. See Unique ID field under Power Tools in the form fields panel to the left. It will assign a number that increases by one for each submission. You can learn more about it in our User Guide.