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    How can a user submit the form several times without filling out ALL the fields again?

    Asked by carefreetees on May 27, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    I sell tshirts. I have a particular design that people often buy 2 or more of, just with different personaliztion on each shirt. I want them to be able to use this form to select the options for each shirt they order, but is there someway to submit the form and still have all the fields filled in so they can just adjust the ones they want to and not start all over?

    Thank you! Karen

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on May 28, 2011 at 02:44 AM

    I think you would like to pre-populate a form with a form submission made early but you do not want it to edit the existing entry but create a new entry. Unfortunately, there is no feature to allow that right now. I added this to our feature requests list.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on May 28, 2011 at 05:43 AM

    Ironically, if the edit link still had the "bug" alluded to in this thread where a new form was submitted on each change, Karen (and Nixor in the other thread) would have been able to use it for her purposes. Perhaps by default the edit link should cause a new record to be inserted when the form is submitted. It actually seems more useful that way.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by carefreetees on May 28, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    I red that thread Wayne and indeed that would have been the trick. I agree with the original poster that having a form edited is not always a wise thing to do if there is no way to compare the changes in the edits afterwards.

    I'm curious about the edit function .. is it counted as another submission (towards the 100 allowed) if you simply make changes and resubmit? And is a new email sent to the email recipient (so that they have two hard copies of the form?)

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on May 28, 2011 at 09:16 PM

    Those are good questions, carefreetees.

    I just ran a couple of test submissions on a form of mine that has an edit link in its autoresponder and I discovered that the edited submission is indeed counted against the total allowed for the month.

    As to users of the form who edit their submissions having more than one copy sent to their inbox, the answer is no. They only get the one notification from the first submission. However, my tests revealed that the form's creator does receive a notification containing the updated information each time a revision is made by a user. The subject line of notifications of edited submissions is the original prepended with "EDIT:". In other words, if the subject line of the original notification is "Donuts Ordered from John Doe" and Mr. Doe changes his mind and uses the edit link in his autoresponse to order more donuts than originally stated, the subject line of the notification of the revised submission will state "EDIT: Donuts Ordered from John Doe".

    So, although the revision history of submissions is not recorded on the submissions page, it is recorded in the form creator's inbox.

    Please let us know if this helps to clarify the current functionality of the edit link.


    ~ Wayne