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    Feature Request - Save and Continue Improvement with Configurable Database Status and Link

    Asked by dbasolo on September 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I need my forms to have a save option that will store itself into a database. Basically I would like to place my form into a pending status. This way we can access the database from another area of our website click on the pending form so I can add additional attachments and customer information before actually submitting the form. Do we have any ability for this at all? Is it something you can implement? How long would it take? I can provide the database if need be.

    This is of grave importance to know as soon as possible.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on September 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM


    This can be done in your form submissions page. You may find this article related to it. How to assign a Status to Submissions

    However, if you want submissions to save into your database, we have a guide here: Form to MySQL. The tutorial focuses on saving and updating existing data to your database. You can come up with a function out of this idea.

    We also have APIs available. JotForm API, you may find this useful.


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    Answered by dbasolo on September 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM
    This will not work the forms submitted need to be accessed by persons other than myself I cannot allow people to log into jotform I need the submissions accessible by our own webpage therefor would need to integrate this onto my website! Can that be done?
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    Answered by KadeJM on September 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Hello, Unfortunately I don't think this is feasible enough to be considered by our developers because I think this would be better suited to an API App or you may request this in our App Forum and if someone can build it they will otherwise you may need to hire someone more professional since I think this would likely have to be done outside of JotForm. I think that it would have to be done the via the two methods that my colleague advised. Additionally you may find JotForm Anywhere useful with this.

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    Answered by dbasolo on September 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM
    Or I can just build the forms myself and the database and do it all myself.
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    Answered by EliezerN on September 11, 2013 at 01:44 PM


    We deeply apologize if this is not something that can be done with Jotform to fit to your exact needs. We would be more than glad to provide you a better solution, however if the suggestions my colleagues have given you don't work for you I don't think there is another way you can accomplish what you need with our tools. However, we will be looking for an alternative solution for you, I'll bookmark this thread and we'll get back to you if I'm able to find something.


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    Answered by dbasolo on September 11, 2013 at 02:40 PM
    Well if you had a feature that allows me to hit a button called say pending and store a data file in my or your database that could be accessed in a link format that just reloaded the form with your incomplete information to be finished that would be great.
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    Answered by KadeJM on September 11, 2013 at 03:55 PM

    I do understand what you mean and thank you for the additional information about your suggestion. It sounds pretty similar to using the Save and Continue Feature but with a more Advanced Improvement to Set the Status Quo for it which could then trigger an event to grab the unfinished data so I wonder if we could create a something to work this way.

    We already have the Submit to Database via the MySQL Ability or you could simply leave it in our own Database. I know we don't have a Button to mark them as " Pending/Not Pending " though but might be able to do that with some programming customization to add on the form.

    Thinking about it more, the Save and Continue saves a copy locally which can be continued later. Additionally you can pull form data via an Edit Link. Both work even for an unfinished form. The only problem that pretty much still remains is the button to combine it. Alernatively you could just set a status via a Dropdown when editing the form which was what my colleague originally mentioned.

    Anyhow, it's become very clear to me that you are requesting this as a Feature so I will add it to our Features Request on your behalf. I'm not certain if it will get considered or not but I will add it on your per your request for this. Also, our developers will let you know by responding to this thread once they get to it. If that doesn't pan out though then perhaps there could be an App built from it somehow though at the moment I'm not sure how that would be done yet. Additionally I won't be able to say if or when this might be available but we will let you know if anything changes. 

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    Answered by dbasolo on September 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM
    I appreciate you submitting it I think it would be a great feature most importantly the ability to integrate it into the website! So for example I could creat a tab called pending cancelations and all pending cancelations would be not only shown but click able that yes triggers an event that would pull up the unfinished form!
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    Answered by EliezerN on September 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM


    We appreciate you shared this additional information. My colleague has submitted  a ticket to our dev team, so they will take in account this last info. If they have some available information about this, you will be updated via this thread. 

    Thanks for using Jotform.