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    Can I create a cell within a form that will generate an autosequence number?

    Asked by Patrick Ceas  on March 09, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Can I create a cell within a form that will generate an autosequence number? And can this form then be accessed again to enter additional lines of da

    Hello,  I'm looking to create a form where our users can enter their own data (there will be multiple fields).  The key is that they will need to access the same form at least twice:  (1) Initially the individual will log in, enter their name & lab room number (this is a college science building), and then the system must provide them with a unique identification number for that particular Entry; then (2) at a later date the user will return to this form (i.e., they will call it up using the unique identification number), and she/he will then enter data (it will be multiple fields, not just one text box).  Once the data has been entered by the user, then in an ideal world they would click some sort of button that then sends me a notification as well as a pdf/spreadsheet/form that contains the data that they just entered (and this form will also contain the unique identification number associated with this entry), or alternatively I can go into the system and print out the data.  A given user may use this system once a week, or perhaps 3-4 times a week (and each Entry needs to have a unique identification number).    Thanks.   

    unique number two step form
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    Answered by Mike on March 09, 2016 at 02:56 PM

    Thank you for your interest in our service.

    We do not have an option to authenticate a form user. However, if you can provide your form users with submission edit links, they should be able to return back to their forms in order to complete them with additional details.

    Here is a form which generates an unique ID for each entry and support edits. You can test it by submitting your email address.

    https://form.jotform.com/60685239115962

    We do support form email alerts, Excel reports, PDF reports and more.

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know. We will be happy to help.