Most up to date method of storing data for editing at a later stage?

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    Brian Hearne
    Asked on February 12, 2014 at 05:13 AM

    Hi guys,


    As the title suggests I am looking for clarification on a point.


    There are a number of methods described for storing forms for later editing.


    What is the current "state of the art"?


    Is it ?



    Thanks, I hope to hear from you soon.


    Best regards,


    Briany Hearne

    Dublin, Ireland

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    Answered on February 12, 2014 at 07:49 AM

    Hi Briany,

    This is the official method that uses the exact feature of the form builder


    As you can see it uses the actual {edit_link} found in the e-mail template. It also does not shows the actual e-mail account in the message body or on the URL.


    The other one is a depcreciated workaround that was created when the offical {Edit_Link} was not yet available. It has a disadvantage, -- if a person knows an e-mail address it can hijack an existing session by supplying the e-mail address in the session parameter of the form URL.

    Hope this help. Inform us if you need further assistance.


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    Answered on February 12, 2014 at 07:53 AM

    OK Great. Thanks.

    As a matter of curiousity what happens if I employ this method and I also have the Autofill Settings selected as on?


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    Answered on February 12, 2014 at 08:47 AM


    Are you referring to auto fill extension like in google chrome? Autofill will just be secondary as when editing the form using the edit link it does connect to Jotform's database and will just display what was the previous data to be pulled out. Autofill probably applies if the field is empty.

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    Answered on February 12, 2014 at 09:30 AM


    Sorry. I believe you were referring to Jotform's Autofill feature. Autofill normally use for accidental closure of the browser and when you open your browser back it does remembers the data you have inputted. It uses your browsers local storage to retrieve data incase if you accidentally close your browser.

    Edit form does connects to Jotform database and pulls out data from your previous form and does not pull out data from your browser.

    I was just explaining as you might want to know the difference of both feature. That's how I understand it. Let us know if you have questions.

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    Answered on February 12, 2014 at 09:32 AM

    That's great jedcadorna. Much appreciated.