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    [Session Continue Later] Saving progress through clicking page tabs

    Asked by chaofeng on September 30, 2015 at 03:24 PM


    I'm using the session id work around to allow users to save and edit the form. My understanding for this work-around is that each time the user clicks a "back" and "next" button, the inputs will be saved so the user can leave and come back to the same form to continue editing. But I'm wondering can a user also click on the page tabs to save the inputs?

    Here's a link to a copy to my form: http://form.jotform.ca/form/52724168093256?

    It would be great if each time a user clicks one of the tabs on the left, the progress will also be saved.

    Thanks a lot!



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    Answered by Mike on September 30, 2015 at 06:21 PM

    The session will save the data upon the tab clicks (when you go to any tab that has a number > than current tab number), but only when the 'Allow navigation without validation' option is set to 'No'.

    You can switch the 'Allow navigation without validation' to 'No' on your form to make sure that it is working properly. Thank you.

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    Answered by chaofeng on October 02, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Thanks for the answer, Mike!

    Yes, the solution works for me. And just to make sure, when "Allow navigation without validation" set to "No", will auto-saving through clicking form tabs still work even if there's no required fields in my form? If yes, I will have no further questions.




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    Answered by Ben on October 02, 2015 at 01:31 PM

    We don't mind further questions Chao so feel free to ask away if you have any :) but yes, if you set it like that it will work even if there are no required fields on that specific page. The reason for that is the way the tab switching through page will use the same steps as used by the Previous and Next buttons.

    As mentioned, please do let us know if you happen to have any additional questions and we would be happy to assist with the same.

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    Answered by chaofeng on October 02, 2015 at 02:09 PM

    Thanks Ben, and it's always such a pleasure learning all kinds of tricks from you guys :) 

    I'm sure I'll have more questions later on other topics. Again, thanks so much for all the help!