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    Asked by mgcaledonian13 on April 09, 2014 at 06:25 PM

    I want the email address to be checked for duplication. I found this that shows the email address field being used but when I go down the same route I the attached. How do I get the Email address field to appear in the drop down. 

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    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40896125925967

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    Submissions JotForm address field email unique
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    Answered by jonathan on April 09, 2014 at 08:46 PM

    Hi,

    The Unique Question does not work to those fields in the Quick Tools.

    So, you have to use an alternative e-mail field instead.

    The regular Textbox field in Form Tools should also work for this. You can easily set its validation property to E-mail so that only e-mail address input will be used

     

    Then, you can now use this field in the advance Unique Question option.

     

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

    Thanks!

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    Answered by mgcaledonian13 on April 10, 2014 at 02:25 AM

    Ah! right I did not realise that, maybe this could be made clearer for others wanting to do the same thing.

    Thanks for the assistance.

    Willy Scott 

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    Answered by mgcaledonian13 on April 10, 2014 at 05:14 AM

    That worked fine.

    Now the follow on question. If I hide the old email address field is it OK to add another one as described above. Clearly if I delete the Quick Tools one then all the data would be lost. Will adding the extra field have any detrimental effect on either the old email address or any other data stored.

    Willy Scott

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on April 10, 2014 at 07:41 AM

    Hello Willy,

    You are right. If you delete any existing field from your form, it will also delete the associated submission data. 

    You can add a new email address field / a regular textbox field as suggested by my colleague. It will have no impact on the existing data. You can use custom css to hide the existing email field or you can simply click on the field property (gear) icon and then click on "Hide field". Please check the screenshot below:

    If you want to take the custom css route to hide the field, please inject the following custom css in your form:

    #id_7{display:none;}

    The following guide should help you to inject the above custom css:  https://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by mgcaledonian13 on April 10, 2014 at 09:10 AM

    Thanks a lot yet again for your help

    Willy Scott