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    Self saving forms for multiple visits code displaying previous visitor information!!

    Asked by Jayski32 on April 30, 2011 at 02:31 PM

    AHHH! I used the "?session=$username" feature so clients can use multiple visits to fill out the forms.  However to my horror I visited my forms to see that the previous visitors information was  displaying. I then checked again using a different computer and ISP address and the same previous users information was showing!  These forms are asking for highly personal information! I am so glad I caught it when I did!


    With that said, how do I use the AHHH! I used the "?session=$username" feature so that it will no display information other computers have inputed in the past?

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    Answered by NeilVicente on April 30, 2011 at 05:54 PM


    Jotforms cannot be 'saved' per se. You cannot use "?session=$username" to enable saving of information entered because there really is no username variable to speak of.

    Instead of using session cookies, try inserting edit links in your autoresponder emails so that your visitors can submit incomplete information yet still be able to complete their submissions at a later time..

    To insert edit links in your autoresponders:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab

    2.  Click Email Alerts button then click Autoresponder. If you don't have autoresponder yet, click Add New Email > Autoresponder Email  then fill in the sender and recipient details. Click Next.

    3.  In the Compose Email windows, click anywhere in the body of the email where you want the edit link to appear.

    4.  Click Edit Link in the small option menu to the right of the Compose Email window. Alternatively, you may just type "{edit_link}" anywhere in the email where you want the form's edit link to appear.

    5.  Save your form.

    Each time your visitor submits the form, they will receive an email containing the information they have submitted with a link to edit the submission.

    Hope this post proves to be useful to you. Please let us know if you have follow-up questions.