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    Can users go back and edit their responses on the form after it has been submitted?

    Asked by emoryrkravako on February 01, 2012 at 08:16 AM
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    Answered by pinoytech on February 01, 2012 at 09:11 AM


    To allow users to edit the form after submission, you can use the {edit_link} tag within the Auto Responder Email. First you need to create an Auto Responder then add the {edit_link} variable in the email's body. Once a user submits the form they will receive an email which contains a  url link to the pre filled form. If they click on the url link in theemail this would open up the form with pre filled data and they can modify/update their answers.

    Hope this helps let us know if you have clarifications.

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    Answered by corcorance on February 01, 2012 at 09:32 AM

    I had exactly the same question - thanks!

    However I was wondering: Is it is possible to send the edit link to the person who submited the survey AFTER they have already submitted it?

    Thanks again!


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    Answered by fxr on February 01, 2012 at 10:36 AM


    You could include the {edit_link} variable in your notification email; so it would just be a matter of digging out the relevant persons notification email and sending him on the link.

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    Answered by darrenchew on July 17, 2012 at 03:58 AM

    If the user edited their submission and submit again. Will be a fresh submission ? Meaning the submission counter will be added ?

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    Answered by idarktech on July 17, 2012 at 06:29 AM


    Yes, that's correct. It will create another new submission (with an EDIT tag) and will be counted in the submission counter as well. Hopefully our developers can do some enhancements on this in the future.

    Thanks for asking!