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    What happens if I change the form after some users have entered data? Is earlier data lost, or does the system just match as many fields as possible?

    Asked by marxmyth on January 04, 2016 at 02:56 PM

    I haven't posted the application yet, but am just wondering if it is possible to make changes without losing data already submitted. 


    Ours is a scholarship application and I might be adding new scholarships over the two month open application period. 

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    Answered by Carina on January 04, 2016 at 05:48 PM

    If you delete any field all the data entered on that field will be lost:

    If you need to remove any field, the solution is to hide the field, in order to keep the submitted information associated with that field:

    Adding fields does not represent any problem. If you have a radio-button and you add more options it also does not represent any problem, but if you need to remove options it is better to create a new radio button and hide the original field.

    Let us know if we can assist you further.