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    Is it possible to clone a form and carry over the submissions?

    Asked by nystea on November 16, 2015 at 01:06 PM

    I have several forms for a conference that closed at midnight. We have some stragglers that need to be entered. I would rather they do the data entry and take responsibility for errors instead of putting in the data myself. That said, I don't want to turn on the form for access via the website.

    Is there a way to duplicate the forms with data so they have a new URL to allow pseudo-private access using the direct jotform URL and still keep the "closed" message on our website? I could merge data afterwards, but would rather not if I can help it.

    This page has all 4 forms on it. 


    https://form.jotform.com/jsform/51539447446160 is one of the forms.


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    Answered by Ben on November 16, 2015 at 03:32 PM

    Unfortunately no, it would not be possible to clone the form and the submitted data - at least not in a single step.

    What you could do is to make the clone by following the steps here: How to clone an existing form from your account?

    Then export the data from the original form through CSV report as shown here: How to create a CSV Report?

    and then importing that same data to your new form by utilizing our Import Data app.

    Since you have 4 forms, this means that there would be 12 steps to create, but it would allow you to accomplish what you are after.

    Do of course let us know if you have any additional questions along the way and we would be happy to assist.