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    I'm creating a form with multiple pages.

    Asked by velocepublishing on February 06, 2012 at 07:13 AM

    I'm creating a form with multiple pages. I've created four 'form' pages, and one 'login' page.

     

    Following the steps above, I can get everything to work for the first two pages (login and page 1), but when trying to create the email for subsequent pages, the option to insert 'E-mail' for recipient email isn't available – only fields on that particular form.

     

    How can I create a form with more than two pages? (A single page form that I tested didn't save the input data).



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Save Forms and Continue Later

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    Answered by abajan on February 06, 2012 at 09:08 AM

    Having looked at the forms in question, it seems to me that a less cumbersome solution would be to combine them into a single multipaged form.

    Here's how to create such a form:

    1. Load the Part 1 form into the form builder, click the page break, click the fields you want to appear on page 2 and when finished, insert another page break. (These fields up to and including the new page break will be Page 2.)

    2. With the new page break still selected, click the fields you want shown on page 3 and when done, insert another page break. (These fields together with the new page break his would be Page 3.)

    3. With the new page break still selected, click the fields to be included on page 4, including the submit button. You should also include a note on this page informing users that if they don't wish to complete the form at that time, they will need to click the "Back" button to save that page's entries. (Clicking either "Back" or "Next" saves a page's entries. By the way, that's why single paged forms can't be saved.) Alternatively, another page break can be included just before the submit button.

    With just two forms instead of four, the user just needs one link to return to the main (multi-paged) form.

    Tip: It's better to store the submission ID than the email address in the session variable because if a user knows the email address of another user (ex: johndoe@example.com) all he would need to do is append
    ?session=johndoe@example.com to the form's URL to see that other user's entries! Conversely, no two submission IDs are alike. Alternatively, a customized unique ID can be used but for the purpose of saving form entries it's not quite as secure as the default unique ID.

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    Answered by velocepublishing on February 06, 2012 at 09:43 AM

    Thankyou Abajan: I think I see what you're saying.

    The form was originally a multipaged form, so I'll give it a try. Am I right in thinking, then, that even though the form will then only be two separate files behind-the-scenes (a 'login' and a four-page form), the end-user can save their progress on each page / 'save' point?

    K@

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    Answered by abajan on February 06, 2012 at 09:53 AM

    Yes, that's correct. So long as they click either the "Back" or "Next" button after entering information on a page, that information will be saved. (In some instances, after clicking the "Back" or "Next" button, they may catch glimpse of a little spinning disk indicating the saving process taking place.)

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    Answered by velocepublishing on February 06, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Okay, I've concatenated the forms into a single main form (of about six pages), so I now have a 'login' form and a main form.

    I've tested it briefly and it all seems to work fine!

    Just a few tweaks and it should be ready. Many thanks ... SO much simpler and more feature rich than any system I've used before ... well done guys.

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    Answered by abajan on February 06, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Thanks. Glad to help :)

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    Answered by hritter on July 22, 2014 at 09:19 PM

    I am doing a form for multiple apartments in one building.  I need to owner to fill in all the tenants information.  If I use a condition to that asks if there are additional apartments, and have it jump to a new form, does anyone think this might work?
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    Answered by steve on July 23, 2014 at 02:24 AM

    Hello,

    I've moved this question to its own separate thread. It's been a few years since this thread was updated. It can be found here:

    http://support.jotform.com/answers/407103

    Regards