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    Offline data collection

    Asked by samasl on March 22, 2016 at 01:18 PM

    when is it going to be possible to collect data offline then synchronize when a wifi connection is available?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on March 22, 2016 at 01:39 PM

    Unfortunately, it is not quite possible, the form needs to be connected on the internet for its scripts and other functionality to work. This includes widget, apps, scripts and other resources. Without internet connection, they won't function.

    The current solution that we have for offline data collection is by converting the form to a fillable PDF form. You can save the progress on the fillable PDF form as a local file AND submit it online whenever there's an available internet connection.

    You can check our guide about the fillable PDF feature on this link: https://www.jotform.com/help/312-Fillable-PDF-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator 

    Our founder also has a blog post about it here: https://www.jotform.com/blog/193-How-to-Create-a-Fillable-PDF-Form-using-JotForm 


    I hope that helps.