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    Is it possible to view the submitted data using the form's layout?

    Asked by kelly588 on April 29, 2015 at 04:08 PM

    I have a form that I enter data into. After I submit the form, I would like to display the data using the same form. Is this possible?

    same form submit pre-populate
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    Answered by Ben on April 29, 2015 at 04:35 PM

    From what you have mentioned, I believe that you would like to show the data as the person that filled it out had seen it right before the submission - so everything is there.

    Since this could mean trouble down the road, I would first like to check with you if this is actually what you want, because if they do not know that they made the submission and that this submission has been received, they might (and most likely will) continue hitting that submit button and cause you to have 10s of submissions per one person.

    If you simply hide the submit button, they might be sending you emails telling you that something is off and similar.

    If you are still looking to do this, my strong suggestion would be to think of a way how you would let your users know that what they see is a new form and that the previous one was successfully submitted.

    If this is in order to achieve certain feature, do let us know more details about it and we might be able to offer you an alternative route to take.

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    Answered by kelly588 on May 04, 2015 at 12:58 AM

    After the form is submitted, I would like to view it in the same format and save the output into a PDF.  Right now, when I click on a submission, I see one column with the labels, and one column with the answers.  I would like this to be displayed using the same template that was used to gather the information.  Is this possible?

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    Answered by raul on May 04, 2015 at 08:38 AM

    Unfortunately, the PDF is dynamically generated in our servers with a standard layout that cannot be modified.

    A possible workaround would be for you to use the edit submission link in your notifier.

    Which would allow you to open the form with the submitted info and then you can create the PDF (with a 3rd-party software like PDFCreator) and the PDF would be generated using the same layout as the form.

    I hope this helps.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by bolderkorsase on November 01, 2015 at 01:52 PM

    I have the same problem, the data in my form so much so it is not possible to read the data by e-mail reply format as the text is not structured, will spend a lot of time.

    Thanks Raul, you give me a solution to my problem, I think with insert the "edit link" , I can more quickly to recapitalize the data.

    best regards

    hasto

    Indonesia

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    Answered by Charlie on November 01, 2015 at 08:27 PM

    @bolderkorsase

    I'm glad to hear that you have found a solution here in our forum. Should you need any assistance again, please do not hesitate to open your own thread.

    Thank you.