How to create a workflow form where reviewer can review the submissions and add comments as well?

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    Asked on February 10, 2015 at 05:45 PM
    Ben (or someone in Support)-
    I am trying to edit a staff application form so that 3 people can review it, make comments, without that field being visible to the applicant. I read your reply, and understand what you are saying, but there is still something I am doing wrong. Any help you could offer me  would be greatly appreciated! Here is the link to my form:
    Dale Stewart


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    Answered on February 10, 2015 at 07:04 PM

    If I understand correctly you want to show the Review Committee section when the correct password is entered in the text box, right?

    If so, then you need to unhide the fields below the Form Collapse since you will be controlling the show/hide conditions using the conditional logic and then you need to modify your condition to show the Form Collapse when the correct password is entered.

    This would make your form work like this:

    1. No password has been entered:

    2. The correct password is entered:

    You can see a working demo here: feel free to clone it to your account if you want to.

    Let us know if this is what you're trying to accomplish.
    Thank you.

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    Answered on February 12, 2015 at 12:49 AM



    Great advice, everything worked as you said.

    However, now that I think about it, I've got this set up all wrong. There's no way for the review team to enter their comments, because they can't access the applicant's form. What I really need is a way to enter comments on a form AFTER it has been submitted. Any ideas?

    Thanks again, appreciate the good advice.


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    Answered on February 12, 2015 at 07:36 AM

    Hello Dale,

    If you want to allow your review team to add comment after the form is submitted, you will have to allow the submission to be edited.

    Yes it is possible to achieve your requirement. You need to actually add conditional email alert in your form which will have {edit_link} tag in email template. When the form is submitted, the conditional email alert will be sent to reviewer who can click on the edit link to edit the submissions. Here are the steps you should follow:

    1. Add one notification email alert in your form which will be sent to the reviewer users to input password and add comment. Following guides should help you add email alert: 

    2. In the notification email alert, you should add a {edit_link} which will allow your reviewer user to be able to edit and complete the rest of the form. Please check the screenshot below on how to add the {edit_link}: 

    3. Add condition in your from to check if first section of your form is filled then send the submission notification email to the review user's email address. The following guide should help you: 

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on June 05, 2015 at 02:57 PM

    In earlier conversations, one of the Jotform support staff said to add  "Hide Review Panel" and "Submit Review" to the form. These choices are confusing to the reviewers. Why do we need both?


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    Answered on June 05, 2015 at 04:48 PM

    I am looking at your threads Dale, but there seem to be several of them:

    and this one

    You have asked this on this thread:

    Hide Review Panel option is there so that the entries are not shown to the submitters any more, so it would be needed, unless we approach this differently.

    This is where it was answered:

    Now if it is a lot confusing, we might be able to go over this again and see if there is some other approach that we could take.

    In that case I would like to ask you to open a new thread or reply here: