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    How can I prevent duplicate applications?

    Asked by minorityrecruit on October 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Is there something I can add to my enrollment form that will detect a duplicate application and stop a student from filling out a second application?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on October 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Hello minorityrecruit,

    Yes that is possible. You can take advantage of our unique question feature. Example: You can make student's email address or cell number as a unique question and your form will not allow your student to submit the second application with same email address or cell number.

    Here are the steps:

    1. Load your form in editor.

    2. Click on "Setup & Embed"

    3. Click on "Preferences" from the toolbar:

    4. In the preferences toolbar, click on the "Form Limits" tab.

    5. Click on "Unique Question" property and select the appropriate question from the list.

    Here is a guide which should help you: https://www.jotform.com/help/223-How-to-set-Form-Limits-Based-on-a-Unique-Question

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!