Appointment field: How can I clear a slot that is already booked in case of cancellation?

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    Mark singh
    Asked on April 23, 2020 at 04:27 PM

    When a user clicks on a time slot (1 person per slot), how do you track of the slot's availability? Are you saving it at your end? If so, how can I clear that slot in case of cancellation.



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to schedule an appointment with JotForm

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    seawind
    Answered on April 23, 2020 at 05:16 PM

    Very good question. I'd like to know this to!

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    Kiran
    Answered on April 23, 2020 at 08:09 PM

    The availability of the slots shall tracked programatically using the submissions already received to the form. 

    Deleting the specific slot submission from the Form submissions should make the slot available again.

    Thanks!

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    brazosportcollege
    Answered on May 11, 2020 at 05:15 PM

    Hi Kiran,

    Could you possibly give a bit more information on how to do this? For example, if we just want to reschedule, would we need to delete an entire submission and resubmit it? Or is there a way to delete just the appointment slot on their submission and manually enter a new one?

    Thanks!

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    Mike_G
    Answered on May 11, 2020 at 08:07 PM

    Although you can delete a submission to free a selected slot, you also have the option to just edit the submission and change the selection in the Appointment field. You would need to resubmit the form after making the update to save the changes. The deselected slot will now become available to other respondents. Additionally, you can also allow your respondents to edit their own submission to change the slot they selected.

    Reference Guides:

    How-to-Edit-Submissions-Made-on-Your-Forms

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