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    Edit submitted forms - how to track changes?

    Asked by barbara.isaia on July 20, 2016 at 04:06 AM

    Dear Team,

    We need to allow users to edit their answers to the forms (which should be possible by providing them the "edit submissions" link that is displayed in the Google form we use to display their answers).

    Is there any way to track what user edited his/her answers, what answers have been changed and when?

    Many thanks for your help - as always :).

    Kind regards,




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    Answered by Kevin_G on July 20, 2016 at 09:26 AM

    You could track a change made on a submissions by adding a date field, then set the default date to the current one, it will help you to know each time the form is being submitted again. 

    But this will help you to know when the change was made on; however, there does not seem to be  a way to know what was changed, there is not a changes tracker that will provide you details about it. 

    Currently hen a submission is edited it sends the email notification again and it contains all the info, with this you could compare it with the first submission and know the changes. 

    However, if you would like to request such feature, please let us know and we will be glad to escalate it to our second level. 

    But do note that features take some time to be available, it depends on the number of users requesting the same.

    We will wait for your response. 

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    Answered by arzei47 on September 01, 2016 at 03:10 PM

    It would be helpful to be able to track the actual changes which were re-submitted 
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    Answered by Kevin_G on September 01, 2016 at 04:26 PM


    I have moved your comment to another thread, it can be found here: https://www.jotform.com/answers/922606 

    We will assist you on that thread as soon as possible.