How can I create a form to be used multiple times and with many of them being open at the same time?

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    Asked on June 18, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Hi, how are you?

    Here is my situation: I want to make a form to be filled with data entered by several investigators within a 1-week period. Each investigator will generate several forms for the observation of multiple participants (one form for each observed participant).

    So, first part: I need the investigator to be capable of saving the data without submitting it, since the observation period will last for a week (Preferences/Advanced/Enable autofill works great for this).

    second part: I need the user to be capable of opening a second (or third, or whatever) copy of the form to fill out observations of another participant (also without submitting it until the observation period ends).

    The problem I am finding to to this is that enabling autofill causes the form to open each time in the first "copy" of the form that hasn't been submitted yet.

    Is there a solution for this?


    Thanks, in advance.

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    Answered on June 18, 2016 at 06:38 PM

    I can see that you are using the Enable Auto-fill feature to save the form on a local browser storage. However, it requires you to use the same browser in order for the Auto Fill to work. 

    I'm not sure if you are aware that there's another way on saving the form. Please check this helpful guide: How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later

    Hope that helps. Let us know if you need further help. Thank you.

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    Answered on June 19, 2016 at 07:22 AM

    Thank you, Jan. That solution enables the user to continue the procedure in another session and using another browser, but it doesn't solve the main question: you can't open a new submission without ending the previous one.


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    Answered on June 19, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    I'm not quite sure if I understand your main question properly. 

    Just to clarify, with the session method, you don't need to submit the form. You just have to use the next and back buttons to save the unsubmitted data on the form. And in order for the next user to access the previous user's data, you just need to use the same session value.


    Where firstSubmission is the session value. You can also use any unique values other than email.

    Anyhow, if you want to open a new submission, you just need to use the form URL or use a different session value for the next set.


    If this isn't what you mean, kindly elaborate it further so we can assist you here.

    Thank you!