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    How Can I Let Users Continue/Edit Their Previous Submissions?

    Asked by glenpoolps on February 16, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    I've followed the steps you have in your tutorial. The problem I am having is when using the link to return to the form, none of the work is saved, even though it is in my submissions table. I notice in your sample, the user get a url in the thank you of the main form and that url had a sessionID number. How do I get the session ID to pass in a url when the user submits the main form?

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

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    JotForm Developer

    Answered by mert on February 17, 2016 at 08:20 AM

    Hi there,

    In this state, I suggest you to use "{edit_link}" instead of using that method, it is easier. Please, follow the tutorial from the below:



    If you encounter any error or need extra information, please do let us know.


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    Answered by glenpoolps on February 17, 2016 at 02:36 PM

    I like the edit submission, but what I need also is to be able to stop work on the form and come back and continue at a later time.  This form will be pretty long and I don't want respondents to loose their work if they get interrupted.

    How do I submit my form and continue if it's only partially completed?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on February 17, 2016 at 06:48 PM

    Using the Save and Continue Later feature your user will be able to stop filling the form and continue filling it anytime.

    If you want to allow them to edit the submission you just may follow the guide provided by my colleague above, and still use the Save and Continue Later feature.

    Do let us know if you have more questions, we will be glad to help you.