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    Using jotform to collect and report comments...

    Asked by JChidester on September 16, 2011 at 03:46 PM

    I'm working to add 'comments' to individual stories posted on one of my websites. I have successfully added a comment area (star rating, first name/last name/comment field) and added a report as a frame after the comment area.

    These stories are contained a password required area.

     

    A few questions:

    1. Is there any way to prevent a signed-in user from making more than one comment to a story? (i.e. with a cookie?)

    2. Is there anyway for a signed-in user to edit their original comment? (or delete selectively only their comment?)

    3. Is there a way to prefill in the first name and last name of a logged in member? (the hosting company does this automatically when the user sends us a 'contact us' form. - I'm not sure how to interface with that.)

    Thanks...

     

    Here's a screen shot of it:  http://screencast.com/t/0wV1L22QEoo

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on September 18, 2011 at 06:12 AM

     

    1. Is there any way to prevent a signed-in user from making more than one comment to a story? (i.e. with a cookie?)

    Yes, you can make it only accept single submission from each user. It is on Setup & Embed -> Preferences

    2. Is there anyway for a signed-in user to edit their original comment? (or delete selectively only their comment?)

    It is possible. You can create an auto-responder and include {edit_link} in it. 

    3. Is there a way to prefill in the first name and last name of a logged in member? (the hosting company does this automatically when the user sends us a 'contact us' form. - I'm not sure how to interface with that.)

    Yes:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-the-fields-to-your-JotForm-via-URL-parameters


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on September 18, 2011 at 06:21 AM

    Hello JChidester,

    May I recommend that next time, please create an individual post for each question/

    To answer your inquiries:

    1.  Yes, you can set your form to prevent a user from making more than one comment by changing the unique submissions settings of your form.

    To do this.

    a. Edit your form
    b. Click Preferences
    c. Click on Advanced Settings tab
    d. on the Unique Submissions label, click on No Check to change its settings

    2.  For a user to be able to edit his submission, the only way to do this is that he should have a copy of his submission via email.  This means your form should have an auto responder emailer created.  and Inside your auto responder email content, you should include the Edit Link in it.

    To do this:

    a. Edit your form
    b. Click Email Alerts
    c. Select Auto responder or if you have not yet created an auto responder, then click Add new Email button and select Auto Responder Email
    d. You can type {edit_link} anywhere within the content of the email or simply select Edit Link under the Form Fields panel on the right side

     

    3. To prepopulate the first name and last name of a form user, what you can do is use URL parameters.

    You can learn more about URL parameters via this link: https://www.jotform.com/help/71-Prepopulating-the-fields-to-your-JotForm-via-URL-parameters

     

    If you have other questions or concerns, please do let us know.

    Thanks,

    liyam