Create a member form

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    untameco
    Asked on June 04, 2020 at 03:36 PM

    Hi! I would love to create a form that I would put on the member section of my website. This would be somewhat of a profile and several different fields. 

    My questions are:

    • Can I make it that so the fields are captured for me to view the submitted data in a database of sorts?

    • Can I make it so that the fields, while they are "submitted" to me.. the info that they input is still visible to the members when they access their member area on my site. 

    • Going along with the last question, if someone is able to still view their information in the fields and access it later.. are they able to update it and then be synced with my database and be edited there as well.


    Thank you so much for the help! I look forward to hearing from you. 

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    Kenneth_C
    Answered on June 04, 2020 at 08:13 PM

    Thank you for reaching support,

    • Can I make it that so the fields are captured for me to view the submitted data in a database of sorts?

    - Yes you can, all field data are stored in your submissions page and if you wish to pass it to your database, you may do so by way of using mySql and PHP: https://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

    • Can I make it so that the fields, while they are "submitted" to me.. the info that they input is still visible to the members when they access their member area on my site. 

    - To clarify, you wish members to be able to view submission data of the form? 

    - If so, you may create a Report and share it with your members, here is Related Guide:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/326-How-to-Create-Form-Reports-in-JotForm

    • Going along with the last question, if someone is able to still view their information in the fields and access it later.. are they able to update it and then be synced with my database and be edited there as well.

    - Synching the form to your database is possible using Zapier assuming that you are using MySql for your database:

    https://zapier.com/apps/jotform/integrations/mysql

    https://zapier.com/apps/jotform/integrations/mysql/2743/save-new-jotform-submissions-as-mysql-rows

    I hope that helps.

    Best.

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    untameco
    Answered on June 04, 2020 at 10:28 PM
    Hi Kenneth! Thanks so much for the quick response.
    As for this question and your response.. I wanted to clarify • Can I make
    it so that the fields, while they are "submitted" to me.. the info that
    they input is still visible to the members when they access their member
    area on my site.
    - To clarify, you wish members to be able to view submission data of the
    form?
    - If so, you may create a Report and share it with your members, here is
    Related Guide:
    https://www.jotform.com/help/326-How-to-Create-Form-Reports-in-JotForm
    I am more wanting them to submit the information but it still be present in
    the fields after submission. For example they will be creating a profile:
    Name
    Birthdate
    Interests
    Address
    Misc notes
    I would like them to respond but their text be saved ON that form and
    visible so they can return to it later and update it if needed. Kind of
    like an address book if that makes sense?
    ...
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    Kenneth_C
    Answered on June 04, 2020 at 11:52 PM

    Hello there,

    I believe I know what you meant, please enable "Continue Forms Later":

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    What this does is that when users are not able to finish the form and wish to do it at a later time, any entries on the fields will be kept as well.

    Here is a Related guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/495-Setting-up-the-Continue-Forms-Later-Feature-in-Card-Forms

    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Best.

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    untameco
    Answered on June 05, 2020 at 10:15 PM

    Thank you again. 

    1) Is there a way to completely eliminate the "submit" button and ONLY use the "save" button. 

    2) To confirm SAVE will allow users to access the form later (I will have the form on a members only area on my website)


    My goal is to use SAVE for members to access and see the info but I still need to receive the info.. so save would ALSO be SUBMIT.... I hope this makes sense. 




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    Vanessa_T
    Answered on June 06, 2020 at 01:08 AM

    We can add a CSS to hide the submit button, however, before giving you the code, let me clarify some points about the Save function:

    - The data they have submitted will be linked to your form but you cannot actually view the content.

    - If the user clears their browser cache and accesses your site, the data will no longer be displayed. It may still be displayed if the user accesses the session link sent to their email address.

    - The saved data will only be kept in the system for 90 days.