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    How to disable form submission edits using Edit link?

    Asked by WebServ on July 10, 2015 at 09:41 AM

    We provided the edit link via email after sign-up due to a long form.  Is there the ability to disable the link once they "submit" the form? 

     

    Thanks for your help!

    edit link on submit long form thanks email
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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on July 10, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    There is no way to disable this functionality. However, you can set limits based on a Unique Question, such as the Email Address question, but it can be based on any field in the form.

    Here is a guide for you to see further details on how to do this:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/223-How-to-set-Form-Limits-Based-on-a-Unique-Question

     

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    Answered by WebServ on July 10, 2015 at 01:31 PM

    Thank you.  So if I set the limit to 1 on number of submissions for a certain email address, they would only be able to submit once. 

     

    Could they still edit their submission with the edit submission link?  Is there a way I can close that? 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on July 10, 2015 at 03:37 PM

    Setting the limit on form submissions using unique question should restrict the users to submit the form only once based on the field. However, if they are receiving the email with edit link, they will be able to edit their submission anytime by accessing the link.

    Since you say that the edit link is provided due to a long form, it may be helpful if you can use the auto-fill feature so that the user can come back later and fill the form.

    http://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature

    Please be noted that this feature saves the data into the local browser storage of the user so it's required to continue using the same computer and browser. If you want to allow the user to complete the form using a different browser or device, you may use the Session URL Method instead as explained the guide below :

    http://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later?

    Hope this information helps.

    Also, let me forward a request to our back-end team to see if the feature to restrict the edits on submission can be implemented. However, we cannot promise you that the feature will be implemented or cannot provide you any ETA at the moment. You'll be notified through this thread if there is any update in this regard.

    Thanks!!

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    Answered by WebSummit on November 01, 2016 at 07:49 PM

    Will you please add this feature?? 

    It has been asked for years!!!

     

     

    Thanks,
    K

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on November 01, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    @WebSummit,

    I have moved your question to a separate thread so that I can send the feature request to our development team. Please follow the link below:

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/978654

    Thank you!