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    Can I limit the number of submission/ registrations in a specific form?

    Asked by cajonworkshops2 on July 21, 2011 at 07:01 AM

    Hallo

    I am using jotform now for a few weeks and I am very pleased with the functions of the forms. Still I have a question. Is is possible to limit the number of submissions (registrations) for a form. For example: I use the form for Workshopregistrations. Let's say I can only have max. 10 Persons per Workshop. Is it possible to automaticly limit the number of possible registrations for a specific form in order not to exceed that number? (like a Countdown) Otherwise I have to count manually every time I get a new registration.

    Sorry for my bad English, I am writing you from Germany..... Thanx for your help.... Keep up the good work.....

    Michael

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    Answered by NeilVicente on July 21, 2011 at 08:16 AM

    Hello Michael,

    First off, I'd like to personally welcome you to Jotform. We hope you find the available features of our Form Builder sufficient to your needs. If you need any help with regards to taking advantage of our Form Builder to create forms that will make things easier for you, please let us know.

    With regards to your question, it is currently not possible to limit the number of submission entries in a single form although I believe it has been added to our development team's todo list.

    We do not know, however, about whether this will be worked on and completed soon or not. Our developers have been really busy these past few weeks and they have a lot of things in their hands right now.  As such, I cannot tell for sure the specific time as to when this feature will be implemented, if at all.

    I guess the only suggestion I can give is to manually disable your form once it reaches your required number of registration entries.

    To disable a form:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  Click Preferences
    3.  Set Status to Disabled
    4.  Click Close Settings then save your form

     

    Hope you find this post useful. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks!


    Neil

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    Answered by cajonworkshops2 on July 21, 2011 at 08:55 AM

    Hello Neil,

    thank you very much for your answer. Hopefully this feature (Countdown-Submission Counter) will be implemented in the near future. One can almost fully automate the forms. It would be a pitty to ignore such a powerfull feature. But IMHO I do understand that your developers have a priority list. Yet, I beleive that this feature is more than "nice to have" but essential for a fully automated Submission/Registration Form,  and would make the difference to al lot of other competitors.

    Keep up the good work...

     

    Greetings from Germany

    Michael

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    Answered by convenus on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Hi - can I just add my appreciation of the current service but re affirm how useful this function would be. It would certainly increase the types of forms we can produce. Thanks for adding it to the todo list and look forward to an early implementation if possible.

    Kind regards

     

    Simon

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    Answered by oberlin_admissions on July 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Would also like to say how much I have enjoyed using jotforms, and reiterate how great a feature that would be. With it, this would be (and really already is ) WAY more than just a form builder, but a dynamic event registration tool. 

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    Answered by NeilVicente on July 29, 2011 at 02:15 PM

    @all

    Thanks for your inputs. I am sure our development team will take this into consideration when deciding which feature request to give a higher priority in the requests list.


    Neil

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    Answered by idarktech on December 01, 2011 at 08:44 PM

    Feature has been implemented so this is possible anymore. To set submissions limit please follow the steps below:

    1. Click Setup and & Embed

    2. Click Preferences

    3. Go to Advance Settings

    4. Set Submission Number Limit




    If form reaches full capacity, the form is disabled automatically.

    Let us know if you have further questions with regards to this. Thanks.

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    Answered by convenus on December 01, 2011 at 08:45 PM
    Thank you for your email. I am out of the office on business on Wednesday 28th November to Friday 2nd December 2011 inclusive. I will be checking my emails from time to time, WiFi permitting but for urgent matters please phone my office - 01722 742603. They will get any urgent messages to me.
    I will return to the office on Monday 5th December. I will therefore respond to your email then.
    Kind regards
    Simon
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    Answered by oberlin_admissions on December 19, 2011 at 09:44 AM

    Very cool, also nice to know suggestions are seriously considered. Any chance of having an alert or cutoff based on a particular field? For example, if you're registering for an event with two different luncheons that users select via a dropdown list, if one luncheon reaches max capacity, could the user be alerted or even better not allowed to select that option? That way they could still register for the overall event, but you can control how many RSVP for a smaller part of the greater event. 

    I know that requires a lot of back-end scripting and number crunching with the database, so it's a dream request. But, would be an amazing feature. 

    Until then, this is still super helpful and I'm still thoroughly impressed jotform. Thanks!

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    Answered by emrew86 on December 19, 2011 at 09:48 AM

    We have disabled this feature for a while because of system problems. We are sorry for this...

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    Answered by cajonworkshops2 on December 19, 2011 at 01:02 PM
    Hallo JotForm Support,

    thank you for informing me… Do you already know when it will be reactivated- are we talking about days, weeks or month?

    Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    Michael

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    Answered by NeilVicente on December 20, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    @Michael

    Sadly, our developers cannot commit to a timeframe as to when this feature will be re-enabled. The development team must ensure that no critical problems will resurface once the feature is brought back.

    We understand how important this feature is to you guys, but what's more important is the overall integrity of the service that we provide.

    In any case, we will definitely update you when the feature is reactivated. Cheers!

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    Answered by DaveBoliek on December 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Thanks for making this a priority.  You are very smart not to bring the entire service down over a single feature.  The feature is important to many, apparently, and so is the service.  Thanks for being so responsive.

     

    It will be helpful if once the limit is reached that there is an auto message that can be sent for any future attempts at registration.

     

    Dave