Continue Forms Later - Auto Save

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    JohnSSmith
    Asked on February 10, 2015 at 06:24 AM

    Under preferences for a form you can save a form every so often, so a User does not lose their data.

    As my form is so big this causes problems, even when set to 30 seconds, and Save on changes, is unchecked.

    Basically the whole form freezes for approximately 35 seconds,which for a user is an eternity, and worse the browser advises that a long running script is causing the form not to respond.

    Obviously I have to turn off the auto save for the user.

    My question is - With a page break is there some way for the Next Button and Back button to trigger a SAVE? I can't see anything that can do that.

    Is there a manually save anywhere at all?

    I am not talking about the ability to let a user come back, I just want to trigger the browser storage feature manuallu on on a page break click.

    Thank you

     

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    jonathan
    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Actually the auto save using the page break method do triggers the SAVE every time you click on the Next button.

    User guide: -How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later

    that was the purpose of having and requiring the Page break field for the method to work.

    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.

     

     

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    JohnSSmith
    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 04:20 PM

    Well thats good, but how do I turn off the Auto save every 30 seconds or less, because that is causing the pausing

    Or are you saying that its only available if we do the How To Save Forms to Continue later method and it does not work on the Auto Fill method ?

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    jonathan
    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 05:02 PM

    That is the difference between the 2 method of temporary save method.

    #1 -How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature

    Has timed auto save as it saves the data on the local browser(your device browser)

    it doesn't need to have page break field on the form for it to work also.

    But it is limited on the same device browser only. Meaning, you will not be able to continue the session if you use a different browser/computer.

    #2 -How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later

    requires having a page break field on the form. It has no timed auto save function. The content were being saved every time the page break field Next button was used.

    It is also possible to continue the session when on another device browser because it doesn't save the temporary data on the browser itself.

     

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    JohnSSmith
    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 05:21 PM

    Ok will have to go with the How To Save Forms to Continue Later method

    I was hoping I could trigger the Auto-Fill method within the page break instead of it auto saving.

     

    Thank you

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    jonathan
    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 05:46 PM

    I was hoping I could trigger the Auto-Fill method within the page break...

    this also work on the Save Form Continue Later method. 

    when you open the session form, it will be auto filled also by the previous answers/info that were already supplanted on the form. The user doesn't need to redo again the previously answered questions.

    Please feel free to contact us anytime for any assistance you need on JotForm.

    Thanks.

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    JohnSSmith
    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 06:17 PM

    I do understand that. What I was really saying, is I would like to have avoided the 2 step FORM process which is involved with the Save Forms to Continue Later method.

    If the Auto-Fill and Auto Save Method which uses the browser storage could have been manually triggered by the Next button/Page Break, it would have allowed me to avoid that two step process.

    Not to worry

    Thank you for all you help.

     

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    jonathan
    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 07:22 PM

    You are right. =) 

    The Save Form Continue Later will also require at least 2 forms. Sorry I missed to mention that major part also.

    Contact us again anytime should you require further assistance.

    Thanks!