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    How to include edit link in submission data

    Asked by ishik on March 02, 2015 at 01:16 PM

     

    I want that when one user has filled a form, edit link should save to my data automatically 

    edit link edit submissions
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on March 02, 2015 at 02:02 PM

    Hi,

    To accomplish this, you can add a form edit link to your notifications:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/40-How-to-Let-Users-Update-Their-Form-Submissions-at-a-Later-Date

    This will include a link to edit the particular submission in each of your notifications.

    If you have any further questions or need help with anything else, let us know and we will be happy to assist you.

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    Answered by ishik on March 02, 2015 at 02:17 PM

    this is not for me I want see whole edit links when I take the reports (excel,pdf etc... ) from system

     

    thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on March 02, 2015 at 02:56 PM

    You can include an HTML link in a "Text" field in your form.  The link would be constructed as such:

    The edit link:

    http://submit.jotformpro.com/form.php?formID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx&sid={id}&mode=edit

    The complete html link to add to your form is:

    <a target="_blank" href="http://submit.jotformpro.com/form.php?formID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx&sid={id}&mode=edit" >this link</a>

    Replace "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" with your form ID#.

    This will include an edit link in your form submission data.

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    Answered by ishik on March 02, 2015 at 03:12 PM

    How do I add this html link'm sorry I did not understand

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on March 02, 2015 at 03:23 PM

    I did a bit more research and when entered as above, the form is not able to grab the submission ID to add to the link.  It is actually not possible to include the edit link directly in your form.  My apologies for the confusion.

    It is possible however, to update your reports with the edit link.  Here is a discussion on how to do so:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/213489-Include-EDIT-Link-in-Google-Spreadsheet-and-Excel-CSV-Report

    This would need to be done after your submissions have been entered.

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    Answered by ishik on March 02, 2015 at 04:51 PM

    I have read, but I could not find the answer to my problem

     

    I guess impossible

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    Answered by Ben on March 02, 2015 at 05:58 PM

    Yes, you are right, at this time this is not possible to see in the reports.

    The reason for this is that submission ID is only available once submission is saved. This means that as my colleague David had mentioned, it will not be available during the form being shown.

    The only way to do this would be to edit every submission to include this link, or to construct it in your excel file as on the link my colleague David posted.

    Can you please tell us why you would like to have it in the reports - maybe we would be able to think of an alternative?

    For example, each email is sent with the data and can be sent with the edit link, which would allow you to easily find the email and use the edit link if so needed.