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    Can i limit data that users can edit?

    Asked by bdxbranddynamix on April 09, 2015 at 05:47 PM

    Can i limit data that users can edit?

    For example i do not what them to be able to edit their names after submission.

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Let Users Update Their Form Submissions at a Later Date

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on April 09, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Unfortunately there is no condition logic yet that can make a field Read-Only to be able to locked them from edition. 

    There is show/hide or make fields *Required base on condition, but no lock/unlock option.

    A workaround conditional statement you can use is the Populate/Update fields base on Condition.

    user guide: -How-to-Populate-Field-with-a-Value-from-another-Field


    But this will require creating multiple duplicate fields, 1 for the actual answers, and then 1 for the read-only field.

    Example form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/50988616180968


    In the test form, when you click on I Agree it will display a different fields that are read only.. so you cannot edit them.

    Let us know if this workaround can work for you.


    I will also submit a feature request ticket to have the capability to lock/unlock fields base on a condition.


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    Answered by stmarkchurch on April 28, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    I also really need this feature! 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on April 29, 2015 at 03:13 AM


    Thanks for upvoting the feature request. The feature is in our nice to do list. You are now subscribed to this thread and shall be receiving an update once we have the feature available.

    Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered by BibleLeagueCanada on June 12, 2015 at 09:55 AM

    Edit: Not interested in making the form read only; I thought this was a post on adding a "save" option so users didn't have to submit the form and re-open it every time they want to save it.
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    Answered by KadeJM on June 12, 2015 at 11:11 AM


    You've asked what appears to be a new or unrelated thread to the original issue even though it might be similar so I have moved it to this new separate thread.

    We ask in the future you please ask new unrelated questions in a new thread.