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    Conditionally submitting a form early.

    Asked by dghanson on May 20, 2011 at 01:14 PM

    Hi, I have been using your form tool for about 2 weeks.  I really like it... it's easy to use and powerful.

    I'd like your advise on the following situation.  I am developing a multi-page application form that will have a payment submission at the end.  About half-way through the form, the applicant must answer a set of questions.  When they finish and press the NEXT button, I need to use a condition to do one of the following, based on the answers:  1) go to the next page and continue the application  2) end (submit) the form, saving the data and displaying a thank you screen that explains that they are not eligible for this product.

    I've worked some with the condition options and it looks like this is supported, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 20, 2011 at 05:08 PM


    Conditions are powerful as it can create different workflows for a form. However, there are a couple of limitations to its capabilities.

    Next buttons cannot mimic the Submit button's action, even if using conditions. Only a real user-initiated click to the Submit button will do a submit, nothing else does.

    Workflow #1 is possible.

    Workflow #2 is not possible .  What you can do instead is to make the form skip to the final page where the submit button is waiting to be clicked by the user.  Unless the submit button is clicked, the data filled out will not be saved.

    Hopefulll this post answered your questions. Tell us more about your concerns, if there are any.