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    How is Saving Form better / different from using {edit_link}?

    Asked by ResAdmin on September 05, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    I will give this a try. How is this better / different from using {edit_link}

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Save Forms and Continue Later

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    Answered by allanftd on September 05, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Hi ResAdmin,

    This particular technique is limited to forms with page breaks (as indicated above). The {edit_link} variable in your email notification/autoresponder should give you the same result but you can use it for any of your forms.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thank you for using JotForm!


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    Answered by IGC_Procurement on December 13, 2013 at 01:16 PM

    Does the {edit_link} variable use he email as a unique id? Or does it use the submission id for that? 

    I am assumine that the method that works for page breaks assumes that email3 is unique, right? Othersiwe, how would it know which entry to pick up and pre-populate with?

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    Answered by aytekin on December 13, 2013 at 04:00 PM

    The edit link uses the submission ID. 

    Yes, it works with multiple pages. I am not sure about the unique field though. You should probably just try it and see if it works as you need it. If anything is missing let us know and we will open a feature request ticket. 


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    Answered by 1thomh1 on February 16, 2015 at 11:57 AM


    Is there a tutorial for THIS technique, instead of the page break technique?





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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on February 16, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Hi 1thomh1,

    To better assist you, I've opened up a new thread for your question. Please refer to this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/answers/516865. We will address to it shortly.

    Thank you.