Search for Existing data before submitting new entry

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    Asked on March 24, 2021 at 11:02 AM

    Hi Support team,

    Is it possible to add a widget or a field on the form for a user to perform search if they have fill out the form before filling out the form to avoid multiple submissions?

    Also, note that the unique submission is set for one field but yet people are still entering different data for this field and resulted in multiple submission.


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    Answered on March 24, 2021 at 04:16 PM


    If you want to prevent your respondents from making multiple submissions in a form, you can use the Unique Submission feature.

    Please check this complete guide below:

    How to Set Unique Submissions on a Form 

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on March 24, 2021 at 08:39 PM


    I have already set the Unique Submission feature; what I am asking, is it possible for someone to query or search if they have filled the form previously before filling out the form?

    In other words, I want the user of the form to search if they have previously submitted an entry or not and if they have not, then he or she can go ahead to fill the form.

    I hope this helps clarify my question


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    Answered on March 25, 2021 at 05:04 AM

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately, there is no direct way of doing this within the form. However, you can use the iframe embed widget to display your Submissions Tables. It will allow your users to check if they already have a submission. I've created a short video to show you how you can achieve this.

    1616663034_605c51fa414cf_1test.gifPlease note that when Tables public access only allows users to view the submissions. They can not edit it.

    Let us know if you have any questions.