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    Questions about editing submissions

    Asked by NRCsupport on February 26, 2014 at 09:01 AM

    1. Does the edited version retain the original submission id?

    2. Can the submission id be passed to the thank you page as part of the url?

    3. Can the edit link be made available to the thank you page?

    4. Can the form know that it is being edited - so that (for example) this fact could be displayed with the form?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by KadeJM on February 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    I would be more then happy to help clarify your general submission editing questions.

     

    1. Does the edited version retain the original submission id?

    Yes it does.

     

    2. Can the submission id be passed to the thank you page as part of the url?

    Yes, You can set it up this way via parameters to display as a generated session id in example.

     

    3. Can the edit link be made available to the thank you page?

    Yes it can if it's on your jotform thank you page. If you go into your Custom Thank You Page editor you will see the " Form Field Tags " in the box on the right and the Edit Tag is listed there.

     

    4. Can the form know that it is being edited - so that (for example) this fact could be displayed with the form?

    I'm not quite sure I understand this question you are asking here. Can you please rephrase it or provide us with an example usage?

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    Answered by NRCsupport on February 26, 2014 at 01:55 PM

    Thanks.

    2. You say "in example", but I don't see an example.

    3. I use an external thankyou page, setting needed parameters in the url. Can the edit-link be made available in this way?

    4. If the current session is an edit of an existing submission, I would like to be able to display the fact that it is an edit. Maybe also tailor my external thankyou pagr by including somethine like &mode={mode} in the url.

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    Answered by TitusN on February 26, 2014 at 04:35 PM

    Hello,

    2. Will show you below

    3. Yes - place this URL in your Thank you page - you can place it in an anchor tag:

    http://jotformpro.com/form.php?formID="place form ID here without quotes"&sid="place submission id here without quotes"&mode=edit

    4. No. Unless its integrated as a feature request - but the form does send notifications after editing to alert the form owner and the autoresponder recipient that the form has been edited.

    hmm...

    I'm thinking of a workaround that would display the form as being edited - but it might not be ideal...

    1. All the required fields must have been filled by the previous submitter, and are filled during an edit.

    2. use those fields to display a text field notification at the very top of the form, and show/hide it using "if all required fields are filled" - chances are form fillers will not scroll to the very top to see that notification during the first submission of the form - make sense?

    Let us know.

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    Answered by NRCsupport on February 26, 2014 at 07:57 PM

    2 and 3. Yes, but can my form find those two strings so that it can insert them. Are form ID and submission ID ctually there in hidden fields?

    4. Does the pameter &mode=edit actually set a hidden field in the form, or is it form.php that uses it. Who/what is reponsible for not displaying the captca on editied submissions?

    Your workaround is ingenious, but relies on being updated if I ever change the form. I don't think the ability to detect edit mode is sufficiently important for me to do that for now.

    I know that the notication messages include EDIT in their subject line,, but it would be nice to put something in the message text, on the lines of 'thank you for your updated form'

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    Answered by Cesar on February 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Can my form find those two strings so that it can insert them. Are form ID and submission ID ctually there in hidden fields?

    You can obtain the Submission ID once the form is first submitted. As that is the point when the SubmissionID willl be crearted. The FormID you shouls already have as it is part of your form's URL.

    https://shots.jotform.com/cesar/screens/editandsubmissionidthankyou.jpg

    4. Does the pameter &mode=edit actually set a hidden field in the form, or is it form.php that uses it. Who/what is reponsible for not displaying the captca on editied submissions?

    The primary function of parameter &mode=edit is to set the form in edit mode and allows to load a submission id to edit. The captcha is no rendered in edit mode, I believe this is how this mode has been designed. 

     

    I know that the notication messages include EDIT in their subject line,, but it would be nice to put something in the message text, on the lines of 'thank you for your updated form'

    Just to understand correctly. You would like to be able to insert additional fields on edited submissions, to be able and diferentiate them form the original submission? Unless one of my colleagues has a workaround on this. I do believe this is not possible due to how the Form Builder functions. As it wold use only the exitant fields form the original form/submission.

     

    Do let us know if you need additional information. Thank you.