Why are the options of "Submission Number Limit" or "Expired Date" not showing up for me in my Advance Settings tab?

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    FAVE
    Asked on December 20, 2011 at 04:42 PM

    I am following your instructions BUT when I get to step 3 ONLY the first three (Send Post Data, Unique Submission and Form Warnings) are visible. THE OPTIONS in step 4 (Submission Number Limit and Expire Date) DO NOT SHOW FOR ME as options

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    fxr
    Answered on December 20, 2011 at 05:35 PM

    Hello FAVE,

    Unfortunately those features are currently disabled as they cause some unforeseen issues with other forms. The developers are working hard getting to bottom of why this is happened.

    We should hopefully see those features reenabled at some point early in the New Year. 

     

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    mathetos
    Answered on March 22, 2012 at 02:17 PM

    What's the status on this? "Expired Date" is really useful.

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    gori-mathew
    Answered on March 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM

    Hello

    "Expired date" means; If form reaches full capacity, the form is disabled automatically

    For more details on how this featrure works, kindly check on the link i have provided below.

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/1331-Is-there-a-way-to-set-a-submission-deadline-or-expiration-date-for-a-form

    Hope you will find this information helpful, feel free to contact us incase of any other question on this forum!

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    mathetos
    Answered on March 22, 2012 at 04:04 PM

    Ah... misunderstood that. I was thinking this was about fields or whole forms becoming invisible/unavailble at a set date. Is that feature being considered at all?

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    fxr
    Answered on March 22, 2012 at 04:20 PM

    Yes, this feature originally could disable a form at a user specified date. 

    I know the developers want to bring this feature back, as we know it is useful for some of our users, but unfortunately I am not really in a position to give a concrete date as regards when it may return. 

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    mathetos
    Answered on March 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM

    What about specific fields of a form being hidden at a user specific date? Is that being considered? If not, it would also be very useful, specifically for making an event calendar RSVP form.

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    Mike_T
    Answered on March 22, 2012 at 06:15 PM

    Something similar is already possible. In the following example, form will hide the Submit button after 2012-03-20.

    1. I have added DateTime field with the Default Time ON.

    2. Then, created condition to hide the Submit button after 2012-03-20.

    3. This step is optional. I have checked Date field ID through form source code, and injected the following CSS code to hide that Date field, so that form users will not be able to change the date.

    #id_5 {display:none;}

    Customize your Form using Custom CSS Codes

    http://form.jotformeu.com/form/20816298449363

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance. 

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    abajan
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    @mathetos

    One of our users (pandcproductions) recently came up with this solution regarding setting conditions for specific dates.

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    mathetos
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    @Mike_T and @abajan... thanks! Both are very interesting solutions that I'll keep in mind for sure. 

    It is continually amazing to me how these types of features can be created in JotForm with the right amount of creativity and dilligence. I think that speaks highly for the robust-ness of the programming. But for simple tasks like hiding a field on a certain date/time, it would be nice to have a more intuitive and obvious solution. Regardless, you guys really rock! Thanks!

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    jniles
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Great solution which leads me to ask, is there a way to add a class or id to the whole form itself so that we can display:none when the date expires?

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    abajan
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 01:48 PM

    Actually, the whole form already is already classed as jotform-form. The thing is, I know what you want to happen but I'm trying to figure out how to make it happen!

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    abajan
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 01:52 PM

    I guess that for the time being you would have to add a condition to hide each and every element of the form. Hmm... I'll see what I can come up with.

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    abajan
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 02:06 PM

    Yep. That is indeed the solution. Clone this apparently empty form (it's actually a clone of Mike_T's form) and have a look at its conditions. Of course, it would be much better if we could just hide the entire form with a single condition but alas, there's no such choice available in the first last drop down selector when creating conditions.

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    jniles
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 02:11 PM

     I see, would be a pain if the form is long and has lots of elements on it to hide them after a certain date.

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    abajan
    Answered on July 19, 2012 at 02:21 PM

    Definitely. The only alternative I can currently think of would be to embed a copy of the form's full source into a web page and then include a customized script to hide the form after the specified date has passed.

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    jaycw7
    Answered on July 27, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    @Mike_T

    You put the code #id_5 to hide the date so no one can see it and change it.  What does the id_5 represent?  How do you target specific fields?

     

    I can see this as a way to limit the number of submissions as well using the ID feature and creating a condition

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    idarktech
    Answered on July 27, 2012 at 01:20 AM

    @jaycw7,

    id_5 represents the calendar field ID in his example. Here's how you can get your calendar field ID(s).

    You can clone my colleague's form http://www.jotform.co/form/22005662429853 so you can check what condition's are used.

    Let us know if you need further assistance with this. Thank you!

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    jaycw7
    Answered on July 27, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    Thanks for this.
    I tried to open the form but it says the registration date has passed and therefore no form shows up.
    Thanks
    Jay
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    jonathan
    Answered on July 27, 2012 at 05:33 PM

    @jaycw7

    Hi, it has the message "registration date had passed" because that was the exact reason for the demo. The form contains condition to "expire" the form when past a Date. (see image below)

    You can still clone the form to learn how it was created.

    Please inform us if you have further inquiry.

    Thanks.

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    jaycw7
    Answered on August 20, 2012 at 02:07 AM
    This is good stuff.
    Is there anyway to set the form to enable & disable based on the time as
    well with the date and time widget? It looks like only the date shows up
    in the conditions and not the time.
    Thanks
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    abajan
    Answered on August 20, 2012 at 05:35 AM

    @jaycw7

    Interestingly enough, that very question was addressed by my colleague just a few hours ago in this thread. Do give it a try and let us know the result.

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    abajan
    Answered on August 20, 2012 at 05:44 AM

    @jaycw

    Oops! My apologies. That thread is private and you won't be able to view it. However, below a copy of the solution given by idarktech to which I referred:

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    Try to append the time in your conditions just like this:

    If this doesn't work, try the 24HR format of your time field and edit your conditions without AM/PM that might help. 

    Do let us know if you need assistance in testing your form conditions. Thank you.

    ---------------------------- end of idarktech solution ---------------------------

    If you need assistance with applying the solution to your form, please let us know.

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    jaycw7
    Answered on August 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM
    Ive tried both and nothing works. I'm likely doing something wrong which is typically the case...not sure what though. I'm working it out on my 'basic enter to win template' form
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    jaycw7
    Answered on August 20, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    Also, how does the system know the time? From the submitter's computer? Or through jotform? How do time zones affect this?
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    idarktech
    Answered on August 20, 2012 at 07:37 PM

    @jayw7,

    I made a few test again just now and it doesn't seem to work. Sorry about that, I should have test it before posting. I guess time conditions isn't yet supported. I'd suggest to use date fields only as of this time. However, if some of my colleague's has a workaround for this, I'm sure they'll reply to this thread.

    Regarding the time on the datetime field, it's based on user's computer TIME by default. Whatever is filled on the date fields, you'll received it as it is. But, we also have separate submissions date which is base on your profile timezone, so if the user is on different timezone you still have basis on what time they've submitted their form base on your timezone. You'll be able to view submissions date on your form's submissions page.

    Click image to zoom.

    Let us know if you have further questions. Thanks!