Submit more than one form with save forms to continue later

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    Asked on May 20, 2015 at 08:26 AM

    This works fine until I have one person submitting more than one form. Is there a workaround for this?

    Background: I used Adobe Forms to collect tech specifications for shows in a festival. Sometimes one person puts on more than one show - they need to do more than one form.

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Save Forms and Continue Later

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    Answered on May 20, 2015 at 09:43 AM

    They can actually go back to the main form and submit another data. However, they need to use different email address so the previous data will not be overridden. Or you can use this autosave feature as an alternative.

    Let us know should you need further help. Thanks!

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    Answered on May 24, 2015 at 07:57 PM

    Thanks for that.

    I looked at the alternative, but the requirement to use the same computer and browser makes it a non-starter - this questionnaire often has to be passed around a few people to be completed, plus people are often on tour when they are filling them in, so can't guarantee using the same computer.

    Using a different email would obviously also be problematic.

    I;'m afraid I'm going to have to look for an alternative to JotForm, which is a shame as all the other features were great for my purposes. Is there not a way to link a form to  data field other than the email? For example, for my purposes, have them give the Show Title and use that?


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    Answered on May 24, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Please try using that other field in the Edit Link of the Autoresponder email.

    As per the guide, How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later, please use:


    instead of the {email} field.

    You can find out the proper field that you need to use by right-clicking on the field > Show Properties.

    In the popup that opens, scroll to the bottom and you will see the name field.

    Please try it out and let us know how it goes, or if you need further help. We will be happy to assist you.

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    Answered on May 25, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    This almost worked.

    Certainly it defines the form by the show title, which is great. However it only seems to capture the first word of the show title. To illustrate:

    I tested it by filling in several forms (the first form), in which I named the show "My First Show", "My Second Show" and "My Third Show".

    The link was emailed to me as (for example):

  Third Show

    As you can see, the hyper link only extended to the first word of the show title. As a result, all the shows (First, Second and Third) were given the same link......

    I have solved this by using the session ID. This (so far) works a treat! I would assume the session ID is a unique number? If so, I'd suggest this would be the best thing to use in any case.

    Thanks for your help, I hope this may be useful to more people in the future!

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    Answered on May 25, 2015 at 12:39 AM

    Yes, the session ID is a unique number, it should work great for your requirements.

    I am sorry for forgetting that this field may contain spaces. For future reference, to work around this, we have the urlencode parameter for such fields, so you would have had to use:


    Thank you for letting us know how you've set up your edit link. Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you have other questions or if you need further help.

    Kind regards.

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    Answered on January 23, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    After facing the same issue I found an effective solution.

    Use a hidden Random Value Generator widget in the first page of your Form 1. Set the "Check for uniqueness" property of the widget to Yes. Then use 


    for your link session ID where InputX is the name of your Random Value Generator. This will ensure you have a unique link for every time a form is started independent of your user input.

    Another useful trick is to have both your forms use the same template/theme. Then make your Form 1 thank you page look like a page of your main form (you need to edit the source code  of the thank you page for this) . This will give a seamless transition from form one to form two. The users will not be aware they are using two different forms and ultimately a better user experience. 

    Here is an example of a Form 1 thank you page which can be improved even further.