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    Autofill feature do not save Configurable Lists Widget values once form is closed

    Asked by Mcmike32 on April 22, 2016 at 01:05 PM


    I'm having a bit of trouble keeping data stored in the fields.  I want to be able to auto store the data so if the user accidentally reloads or presses the back button on their browser, when they return to the form the data will still remain.  Under the "Autofill Forms Wizard" menu in preferences, I have selected Autofill>on, 4 seconds, Time to Live>one day, and enabled "Save on data changes".  All the fields DO store their respective inputs EXCEPT Configurable Lists and Button Checkboxes.  The user will be filling the form out throughout the day, so it is important that the data doesn't get lost when navigating away from the form.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Answered by Huberson on April 22, 2016 at 02:59 PM


    Actually all the values on your form are automatically saved as the form is being filled.

    The Widgets are the only fields that do not saved. I think this has to do with their nature, make it not possible to keep their values once the page is closed.

    Since the continue later feature seems really important, you might need to reduce the use of those Widget where it is possible.


    Feel free to get back to us if you need additional assistance.

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    Answered by Mcmike32 on April 22, 2016 at 03:18 PM

    Is there any way to add custom CSS to the widgets so that they are saved upon input? 

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    Answered by Mcmike32 on April 22, 2016 at 03:44 PM
    Thanks for your prompt reply. Is there any way to add custom CSS to the
    widget so that they are saved upon input?
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    Answered by Huberson on April 22, 2016 at 05:01 PM

    Unfortunately it is not possible to use CSS code to make the Widget entries persistent as the form data is cached in the browser using server side code. CSS can only change the appearance of the Widget.