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    Is there a way to submit a form to recipient from the back-end without having to "forward" the form?

    Asked by jvoong on April 30, 2014 at 04:38 PM

    I am trying to do an absence request form through JotForm. I already have the basis down, but I just need to know how could I automate the form to submit once the request is approved without having to do extra steps. For example: I fillout my form and submit it - Approval and Unapproval is hidden. My boss will go into the account and view the submission and he can edited to say approved or unapproval, could the form automatically send to the appropriate submitter without having to click on the "forward" icon at the top tool bars? 

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    Answered by jedcadorna on April 30, 2014 at 05:40 PM


    Thank you for contacting us.

    Here's a way that I can think of. The process would be like this, the form get's submitted and the approver will edit the form in submissions page to reveal the Approve and Unapproved status and once done choosing whether Approve or Not Approved the form gets submitted and will be sent to the email that was registered when the form first submitted.

    1. Add an Email field

    2. Get the ID of the email field. When setting up the condition you need to get the ID of the email field. 

    3. Setup a condition (Send an email after submission)


    Note: For this to work it still needs to be manually edited in Submissions page then submitting the form.