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    Create custom Edit Submission link

    Asked by hr587 on November 18, 2015 at 03:54 PM

    Is there a way to create a custom edit link when the form has a workflow built into it, and several different people are clicking the Edit Submission link as it goes through multiperson approval?

    It looks like a custom URL is created for the edit submission links depending on the original field entries...because that field data is being carried around to the different approval users.

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    Answered by Mike_G on November 18, 2015 at 04:31 PM

    The format of the Edit Submission link URL is 


    The formID is unique for every form and the submissionID is unique for every submission in a form.

    So the Edit Link submission will retrieve whatever data is saved in a particular submission on the submission page.

    If there are multiple recipient of the email notification/autoresponder that has the edit submission link and they clicked the link at the same time, they will be able to edit the submission entries that was entered before they got the email notification. However, if, for example, one of the recipients have edited the submission and submitted it, the other recipient will now have the submission data of that recipient who edited it first if they have clicked the link later than that recipient.


    I hope this helps. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to let us know and we will be glad to help you. Thank you.

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    Answered by hr587 on November 19, 2015 at 02:35 PM

    I can't get this to work.  I am trying to use this URL to make my custom Edit Submission link:



    When I click on the above link when it comes in the autoresponder email, it says page/URL not found.


    This is for this form (https://form.jotform.com/52717025192957)

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on November 19, 2015 at 03:46 PM

    I would suggest you try to create the link following the steps on the image below. 

    As you can see, I got the {id} from the side panel instead of manually typing it.

    Let us know how it goes on your end. We will wait for your response. Thank you.