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    Need to access to a specific form populated data from my site

    Asked by rleitman on May 03, 2013 at 04:35 PM

    I need user in my site be able to access the response for a specific form request.


    For example: user populate a contact form in my site,  this contact form response URL will be saved with this user in my site so he can always clikced on it and see what he populated.   

    this is quite basic request, as its obvious that a user who populate data need to have access to the form population later for view or EDIT  (this exist also in google forms - you get URL with your populated data for ach instance).


    so how do I get this URL for each population?  is it via your URL post re-direct as a parameter ?

    site contact form POST saved
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on May 03, 2013 at 05:03 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    It is quite simple to add a submission edit link to the form Email Notification / Autoresponder:

    How to Let Users Update Their Form Submissions at a Later Date

    If this is not enough we can try to find some other solution. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.

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    Answered by rleitman on May 03, 2013 at 05:09 PM

    all well but I need this edit URL not as email  but as a URL I can embed in my site, so I need either getting the URL back in a post redirect or know how to generate it by other mean, please help


    Maybe using the session capability as in: 



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    Answered by Welvin on May 03, 2013 at 06:12 PM


    That works if they will not submit the form data on the form. If they will proceed and hit submit button, all the data will not be saved anymore - so its called "Save Form and Continue Later". You may however try that one - that works best if they continue later on the same and other computer.

    Also, edit function is not using a general link. It uses a custom ID and you are not able to capture this ID when embedding "edit function" to your website.

    Best way for that is to use the guide provided by my colleague into the form Auto Responder Settings (Setting Up Form Autoresponder).



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    Answered by rleitman on May 03, 2013 at 06:22 PM

    Thanks, not sure I understand your answer.   I need the edit URL (that you explain how to embed in the email autoresponder) to be sent to my website , not as email but in other mean. any idea ?>

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 03, 2013 at 07:02 PM


    That is not possible to embed or get the edit URL and paste it to your website. Because, it uses a system generated numbers for Submissions ID. There's is no general link that your user can click and bring them into their submissions to edit.

    I hope I explain it well.


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    Answered by rleitman on May 03, 2013 at 07:22 PM

    Sorry, still confused,  as you explained and showed me that there is a unique EDIT url that user can click and edit a form,  however, this edit URL is ent in email and hence, my question is how can I get this edit url in other means (e.g. in the post redirect or other) so I can use it in my site.  I can try parse the email but it seems like solving it in wrong way.,

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on May 03, 2013 at 08:07 PM


    You can try creating a customize thank you page. Try copying the HTML source of the email template into the custom thank you page.

    Please test this form http://www.jotformpro.com/form/31227765529965? It generates an edit link in the thank you page.

    As mentioned already by Welvin, the submissions ID# is dynamic(it is unique always), so, it is not possible to create a pre-determined static URL for the edit link that you can easily put in your own web page.

    Hope this help. Inform us if you have more question.


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    Answered by rleitman on May 20, 2013 at 06:53 PM

    Please maybe you can create something special for me, its very very basic requirment to be able to edit a form after submission,  google forms has it, it shows you the link to the edit on screen (not in email).  It seems that the customize thank you page you created above does just that ?   if so, how can I get this edit URL to my site, will post request work ?   please help

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 20, 2013 at 07:29 PM


    Yes you can have that on thank you page like the sample form provided by my colleague if you've tested it. Simply use the following edit URL.


    Make sure to replace the highlighted number with your form ID.

    After that, add that URL on your form thank you message. You can further customize it in any way you want.

    We also have a full guide for that which uses buttons, Confirmation Page Tricks.

    Do let us know if you have further questions. Thanks!