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    Is there an alternative to the AutoFill feature for saving forms?

    Asked by djdemers1 on July 27, 2015 at 03:15 PM

    My forms are running extremely slowly. Customers are complaining. In researching this forum, it seems that the AutoFill feature is to blame, especially on long forms. However, the longer the form is, the more important it is to be able to save.

    Is there another way to save forms that won't make the forms so slow?

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    Answered by Ben on July 27, 2015 at 04:23 PM

    Yes, actually there is.

    In terms of the work, Autofill saves all the data on the browser and does this in the specified time frame. This makes it slow especially on the older computers.

    On the other hand, this other approach to the same issue saves the partial data on our servers instead - as a form of partial submission.

    It consists on page breaks (multiple pages) and on the users form session.

    You can see more about it here: How to Save Forms to Continue Later

    I would also suggest taking a look at the following guide as well: How to Create Multi Page Forms

    The only downside of this method is that it requires 2 submissions for 1 submission (2 forms must be submitted for the same person), so if you wish, you can further try the autofill feature by setting the time to save the form further apart - for example instead of 4 seconds on a long form, you should have more than 30 seconds delay (more=better).

    Of course if you have any questions along the way, do let us know and we would be happy to assist.