Can user save form to fill out later?

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    Asked on September 22, 2010 at 04:21 AM

    I have a pretty lengthy multi-page form and would need a way for the user to be able to save the form and come back to fill it out later? Is that possible? Do you have a different way that I could accomplish that? 


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    Answered on September 22, 2010 at 05:44 AM

    It is not possible to save a form and come back. What you can do is to allow them to edit a submitted form.

    1. Click on "Setup and Share" tab,

    2. Click on "Email Alerts",

    3. Create a new "Auto-Responder" for this form,

    4. Add this tag to your email body:


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    Answered on November 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Is it possible to send this auto respond to mutiple emails?

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    Answered on November 12, 2010 at 04:04 AM

    Yes, but you need to create separate Auto-Responder emails. Click on "Email Alerts" button and then click on "Add New Email", and select "Auto-Responder.

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    Answered on April 20, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    I use this for my forms.  A question, though: can you stop respondants from editing the link once they have it?  Is there a way to stop accepting submissions?

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    Answered on April 20, 2011 at 01:19 PM

    Unfortunately no, it is not possible to disable an edit link. It will always work. You should probably get the report and then Clear All Entries. Then since the entry is not available any more, they cannot edit it. 

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    Answered on May 19, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    I would LOVE to see some sort of feature that allows someone to be able to save an incomplete form. Perhaps emails them  the partial contents, with the edit link, and once they click submit it sends a copy to a form 'administrator' and sends them a copy without the edit link.

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    Answered on May 20, 2011 at 12:04 AM


    What you want to accomplish can be made possible by using conditions and conditional email alerts.

    You would need to create two different autoresponders, one with an edit link, the other without, and a notification email that will be sent to 'administrators'

    Set a condition that, if any of the fields in your form is left empty, sends an autoresponder with an edit link to the user, prompting them to complete the form


    Then create another condition that sends the autoresponder without an edit link if all the fields have been filled out.



    You can also apply the condition pictured above to the notification email, since you only want to receive a notification if the user completes the form.

    Your email alerts should look like this:


    Let me know how this solution works for you.


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    Answered on May 20, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Not sure if that solution helps the OP or not, also not sure that it couldn't benefit from a built in feature, but I continue to marvel at ingenuity and great quality of the support in this forum.

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    Answered on May 20, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Thank you for the kind words.


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    Answered on July 26, 2011 at 03:14 AM

    so how can i use this to check that all questions are answered before sending the edit link to the user?

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    Answered on August 18, 2011 at 02:33 PM

    I'm super confused now.

    I tried using the {edit_link}, sent a test when I opened it there was no "LINK"???  Just said {edit_link}


    Where in the body am I supposed to put it and how should I format it?

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    Answered on August 18, 2011 at 06:52 PM


    When you send a test using the Test Email button in the Compose Email screen for email alerts, it will not send you an actual edit link since there is no submission to be edited. That is the reason why you only see {edit_link}.

    The case is different with a real submission. The {edit_link} placeholder will be replaced by a real working URL, something like

    You may submit on your form to see the edit link for yourself.

    Hope this clears your issue. Let us know if you have anything else to add. Thanks!


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    Answered on September 07, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    @NeilVicente, I like the creativity in your suggestion. I was almost going to try this but then I realized this wouldn't work on a form that was designed in a similar fashion as the Save Forms function described in other thread.


    For the Save Forms function to work, you need to create two forms: 1.) One form containing a name and email, and 2.) Another form that contains the rest of the info you want to include into your form.


    It is because of this the Condition you described above won't work because the Condition is needed on the second form but the user's email is on the first form.

    Am I wrong? If not, I'm sure you've got something slick up your sleeve to solve for this hiccup?

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    Answered on September 09, 2011 at 04:13 AM

    Hi englipediaES,

    Unfortunately, the workaround I devised above requires that the form is submitted and stored onto the form owner's database. The Save Forms function, on the other hand, uses PHP Session to temporarily save the information filled out, so no submission occurs and no data is actually saved in the database. Therefore, the autoresponder or notification mails will not be delivered.