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    A previous form that I used had a strict check on any one of the fields

    Asked by mgcaledonian13 on April 09, 2014 at 06:01 PM

    A previous form that I used had a strict check on any one of the fields of the form, does the loose check do this ? I have asked one of our users who has two email addresses to try a submission with the strict check and it of course blocks his submission from their other address, but when I set it to loose check they can send duplicate submission. Can you suggest that the strict check only checks for a specified duplicated field for example email address.

    Willy Scott

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Set Unique Submissions on a Form

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    Answered by EltonCris on April 09, 2014 at 06:52 PM

    Hi Willy,

    Loose Check controls the browser cookie. User can submit another entry if he clears his browsers cache or if he uses different browser.

    Strict Check controls the IP address. Users cannot submit multiple times unless he is submitting the form on different IP address.


    The feature you are talking which checks if duplicate data has been submitted is different from the above mentioned. That's called Unique Question. Here's a guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/223-How-to-set-Form-Limits-Based-on-a-Unique-Question


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    Answered by mgcaledonian13 on April 09, 2014 at 07:44 PM

    I can't get the email address to appear in the drop down.

    Please see additional post http://www.jotform.com/answers/360496-Multiple-submissions#0 

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    Answered by Cesar on April 09, 2014 at 09:36 PM

    Your thread http://www.jotform.com/answers/360496 has already been replied. Please refer to that thread for further assistance. Thank you.