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    Edit link using self hosted source code form

    Asked by bhanukaran on September 03, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Hello, I have an important query regarding "edit link" url.

    I have downloaded the overall JS source file of the form and did an entire custom styling with HTML in it.

    But i have a doubt,  once the user enters his/ her data, then he gets a autoresponder with the "edit link" in it. If he clicks the edit link will it take him to the same stylised html page of mine with date being pre-populated or it will direct me to a form which i see in in the preview mode.

    I am sharing the link with you guys for you quickly help me out. 

    http://beta.shukranrewards.com/homecentre_roommakeover/new_design.html

    Please please help asap.

    Thanks

    Bhanu

    source edit link preview pre-populated
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by guilledutra on September 03, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Hi,

    I think it i not possible to have a custom edit  submission link when using the source code version of the form hosted at your own site

    the url format of the edit link uses the form.php in order to get the submission data.

    http://www.jotform.com/form.php?formID=xxxxxxxxxxxx&sid=xxxxxxxxxxxx&mode=edit

    I must say that I'm not quite sure about if it is possible to have a custom edit link, so I'll forward your request to our second level support team.

    Thanks
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    Answered by bhanukaran on September 03, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Hi guilledutra,

    I am in a great trouble now after listening to this. Please give me a solution or i will be in great deep shit. Apologies for this but this extremely important!! 

    Please please help me resolve this or give us a solution. This is extremely important for us. 

    Please suggest, this is one of our biggest event that we have coming in next 1 week. We have relied on Jotform for most of the things.

    Please help and suggest a clear solution that we can work upon.

    Thanks

    Bhanu

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by guilledutra on September 03, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    I'll make some tests, and sée if I can get back to you with  a workaround.

    Thanks

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    Answered by bhanukaran on September 03, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Sure. Please thank you so much .

     

    That Gives me some hope!!!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by guilledutra on September 03, 2013 at 03:21 PM

    Hi,

    I couldn't come out with a solution. Meanwhile I recomend you to use the form hosted version in our servers combined with custom css in order to achieve what you are looking for.

    http://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes

     

    Thanks

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    Answered by bhanukaran on September 04, 2013 at 01:22 AM

    Hi guilledutra,

    I think my problem was slightly different. However, I checked my form again and tried submitting the entry from the self hosted JS file where i have embedded my html.

    The only problem was it was not even pre-populating the data which i have entered earlier, but after speaking to you that issue was been resolved when i click on the "edit link" which i received after submittting the entry. The only thing is when it shows up the form with pre-populated data, its shows the normal form which does not have the HTML in it :(

    But, i guess if there is no specific solution, i might add little custom CSS to the normal form also, so that it has some template when the user clicks on the "edit link"

    Thanks

    Bhanu

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on September 04, 2013 at 02:56 AM

    Hi Bhanu,

    How about using the prepopulating data via URL parameters?

    Prepopulating the fields to your JotForm via URL parameters

    Example would be:

    http://beta.shukranrewards.com/homecentre_roommakeover/new_design.html?name=testname&howWould=Cooking/%20Baking

    If you'd like to go to this route, you may change every "&" symbol in your radio button options as it may break the prepopulation link.

    To pass the inputted values to the link, just simply use the field variables.

    Example:

    http://beta.shukranrewards.com/homecentre_roommakeover/new_design.html?name={name}

    where name is the field name and {name} is the field variable. The field variable will be automatically replaced with the real value once the form is submitted.

    Here's how to get this in your form.

    If you have any difficulties, just let us know here. Thanks!