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    Save and continue a form latter

    Asked by mpbora on May 20, 2015 at 08:54 AM

    I have followed your tutorial on "How to save a form and continue latter" using session ID. But  it does not work. Could you please elaborate?

    My form is at http://form.jotform.me/form/51314139168453

    and this is a long form and users would like to somehow save it in middle and continue latter. Could you please help?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 20, 2015 at 10:25 AM


    Everything is explained on this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later

    The data will be saved as soon as the user click on the next and back buttons. Just make sure the session parameter is used on the main form.

    E.g. http://form.jotform.me/form/51314139168453?session={userEmail}

    In order to make this happen, you must have a separate form (first form) asking name and email or just email only so you can use it as the session parameter value. Once the user submits the first form, they will be redirected to your main form with the session parameter in it.

    Here is also an alternative save feature which requires only a few steps to enable it on your form. http://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature-Save-Form-Entries-to-Continue-Later. However, this is a browser based feature which means the form data is saved on the browser locally. They need to use the same browser to retrieve the form data.

    Let us know if you need further help.

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    Answered by mpbora on May 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Hi Elton,

    Thanks very much for your reply. I did try your original post and set it up accordingly. What confuses me is that - suppose I have form - Form 1 - asking just the email with the label "Your email". I have my main form - Form Main - at http://form.jotform.me/form/51314139168453 for which I want to enable this "save" feature.

    Your post instructs that in the "Form Main" I preview the form and then "Open it in a new tab", then  close it, then come back to the "Form 1" and enable the autoresponder. I am simply not getting why I should open my "Form Main" in a new tab?

    Should also I need to put the "Your email" field in my "Form Main"? A million thanks for any help. My form has to go online very soon and I need it real quick. Could you be a bit more specific to the steps exactly what I should follow. Sorry, if I am being novice.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Aury on May 20, 2015 at 11:43 AM


    The easiest way to achieve this, is using the feature explained in the guide http://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature-Save-Form-Entries-to-Continue-Later.

    As there is no need of a separate form requesting e-mail, everything is integrated in one single form, that will be saved whenever your user stops, to continue in other time, this Auto-Fill feature included in this guide, saves you to have a second form with data.

    Data can be saved for later up to four weeks.

    I hope this information helps.