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    How does the Unique ID work?

    Asked by wildsafe on May 11, 2011 at 09:27 AM

    I've got multiple registration forms for the same type of class/event. If I give the Unique ID the same prefix for each form, will it always start fresh (001, 002...) for each form, or if multiple forms have the same Unique ID prefix, will it continuously number, taking into account all Unique ID's with that prefix? 

    Thanks!
    Clif 

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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 11, 2011 at 04:50 PM

    Hi,

    The unique ID works independently of other forms, that means it is possible to use the same prefix for all your forms without fear of counting for . Unique ID is just like a hidden field,  the only difference is that it changes value with every submission.

    Hope this information was of any use to you. Contact us again if there's anything else.


    Neil

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    Answered by wildsafe on May 11, 2011 at 04:52 PM

    I think that I understand. Is there a way to do simply one Unique ID and have it count for each form and it’s associated submissions (as opposed to individually separate per form)?



    I hope that makes sense…



    Cheers,

    Clif

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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 11, 2011 at 05:13 PM

    Cliff,

    Unfortunately, there is not a way to do that. The submission databases for each form are kept separate, so there is no way for a form to know the counter status of the same field in another form. I hope you get what I mean.

    What I suggest you to do is to use slightly varying Unique ID prefix, for example, 1A-1, 1A-2, 1A-3, etc.


    Neil