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    How to save submission to continue later?

    Asked by bob4781 on January 30, 2016 at 02:32 AM

    The only issue that I am seeing with submitting a form to be edited later is that am I correct in assuming that if there are required fields, it will not allow you to submit.  So if you have a 20 page form and on page 20 there is a required field, the user must go through the whole form PRIOR to submitting and fill out all of the required fields?

    A nice feature might be to have a "Save" button that still uses the sessionID but it disregards all field requirements and an email is sent to the person stating that their form has not been submitted but has been saved so it can be continued at a later time.

    I am not sure if that exists but I am unable to find a way to do this currently.

    Thank you!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on January 30, 2016 at 02:57 PM

    Hello bob4781,

    It seems you are talking about editing submissions. Yes you are correct. To edit the submissions, form needs to be submitted successfully.

    Please be noted that there are other options available to achieve your requirement:

    1. Auto Fill feature:  You can enable the "Auto Fill" feature of your form which will save the input data every few seconds. Please be noted that auto fill feature saves the input data in browser cookie. That means if the user access the form again from other browser, other system or clear the browser cache, the saved data will not be accessible. The following guide should help you:  http://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature-Save-Form-Entries-to-Continue-Later 

    2. Save input data in session: User can save the input data in session that is stored in our server. Please be noted that this feature requires two forms and the main form should have the "Page Break" field. The data is saved only on the click of the next button. The following guide should help you:  http://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later 

    Hope this helps.

    Do try it out and get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!