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    Save and Continue Feature When Hosting the Form on our Own Site

    Asked by jtgarrett7 on June 28, 2016 at 09:06 PM

    I am planning on hosting a JotFrom rental application on my own site.  I want to set it up so the customer can fill out the form and have the information saved so if they have to come back at a later time and complete it.


    I'm wondering if there is anything I need to do different in these instructions (https://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later) if I'm using my own URLs, not the JotFrom ones.


    Also, would I have to host both the Sign In form (Form 1 in your instructions) and the Main Form (Form 2 in your instructions).

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    Answered by Kevin_G on June 28, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    You can apply this the same, I just have tested this feature and I can see you can do the same as you were using the direct links of your forms. 

    For example, I applied this and embedded my form using the iFrame method, you can take a look to my forms by filling the first form, here is the link: https://form.jotform.com/60807157459968 

    You can also clone the form given and see that I'm only redirecting to the webpage where the main form is embedded: How-to-clone-an-existing-form-from-a-URL

    I think this will work, but if it does not, you will need to apply a workaround to this, for example, there is a method using PHP, you should ensure your server supports PHP, then you will need to pass the value, but instead of using "session=variable" you will need to use a custom variable. 

    Something like this where "email" is my custom variable: 


    Then you will need to get this value passed through the URL using PHP, this is the code: 


        $email = $_REQUEST["email"]


    Once you do it, you can easily pass this value to the form, the embedded code should look like this: 





          src="https://form.jotform.com/formID?session<?php echo $email ?>"







    Then you will be capturing the value from the URL and then it should allow you to apply this feature. 

    Please try the feature as it is explained in the guide and let us know if you need help when trying to do it, we will be glad to assist you.