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    is it possible to identify unique users

    Asked by edbong on January 15, 2014 at 02:07 PM


    user fills out multiple forms.

    The forms are not references between each other.

    How can we identify the different form a unique user has filled out without asking for the same information agan (e.g: email)

    Is there a way to set/capture cookie data?

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    Answered by ardy0689 on January 15, 2014 at 03:30 PM

    Thank you for contacting. I am not sure if I understood your inquiry. Are you planning to autofill basic fields across different forms based on the same user? Is this correct?

    I think setting a cookie is the best way to do it. Unfortunately, the settings of our cookie is only related to "Unique Submission". This will prevent future submissions on the same browser on the same form and is not related to be used on specific fields.


    I believe this can be done only using the form source code and host it on your server. Then you have to hire a programmer in order to retrieve the data from the initial form and store in on to your server's database. In that way you could use cookies to correlate the information into the database and autofill different forms. You can also find multiple forms that he filled in this manner.

    Anyhow, if this is not the one you are inquiring about or I got off-tracked, you may correct me and you can provide more details about it. Thank you