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    Clone form with its data

    Asked by MyUWC on March 16, 2016 at 09:42 AM

    I would like to know if I can Clone a form with its data as a form of a backup (e.g. data captured in 2015 must be kept separately from data captured in 2016, using the same form) ?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on March 16, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Hello MyUWC,

    Unfortunately it is not possible to clone existing form along with its submission data but with with a little workaround, it is possible to achieve your requirement. Here are the steps you should follow:

    #1. Clone the existing form you have in your account. The following guide should help you:  http://www.jotform.com/help/27-How-to-clone-an-existing-form-from-your-account 

    #2. Export the submission of your main form in excel format:  http://www.jotform.com/help/44-How-to-Export-Form-Data-to-Excel 

    #3. Take advantage of our "Import App" to import data from excel file to your cloned form:  http://www.jotform.com/help/308-Import-App-Easily-import-your-Excel-or-CSV-data-into-JotForm 

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by carolinaruggerfest on March 03, 2017 at 09:12 AM

    This didn't work for me. Cloned the form, downloaded the data from the original form, tried to import it into the new cloned form and I got errors. How is this possible. The cloned form should have the identical column headers as the original. The data should go seamlessly from one to the other.

    See picture below.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on March 03, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    @carolinaruggerfest

    I have moved your concern to a new thread because we believe that we will be able to assist our users better if there will be a separate thread for each question they have.

    Please click this link to go to that thread.

    Thank you.