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JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

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We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.

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    Is there an auto number facility?

    Asked by HRServicesUK on July 16, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    I would like to create a form where the number automatically moves on each time a user completes it (i.e. auto-numbering).  Is there a tool to do this with?

    auto number create a form create tool auto-numbering
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on July 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    If you want to count the total number of submissions and display it in your form, you can use this widget: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/submissions_counter.

    If you are looking on to creating an ID with auto increment, that is also possible using the Unique ID widget, you can also have your own format there.

    I hope that helps. Do let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by HRServicesUK on July 16, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    That's great thanks but is there a way of making the Unique ID widget visible to the user?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on July 16, 2015 at 01:53 PM

    Unfortunately, we cannot make that widget visible, unless if you will be using the form's full source code we can try using a function or directly removing it's attribute "hidden" there.


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    Answered by mooresvillefire on September 25, 2015 at 01:12 PM

    I also would like to see the auto number feature visible to the user.  Please do this!!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on September 25, 2015 at 02:27 PM

    This tracking number is made for administration tracking purposes and the number is generated only after submitting the form. If you want the number to be displayed to the user, you may consider adding the field to an auto-responder or Thank you page.



    Hope this information helps. 



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    Answered by paul_x on September 29, 2015 at 09:10 AM

    Can the Unique ID value be passed to a textbox via form calculation? 

    If not, is there a way to achieve this?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on September 29, 2015 at 09:37 AM


    To better assist you, I went ahead and opened a separate thread for your concern, please refer to this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/answers/672760. We will address it shortly.

    Thank you for understanding.