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    Will changes to form shared over direct link be shown to people when they access the same?

    Asked by EngineeringforKidsAustria on August 20, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Dear JotForm Team,

    Thank you for your always kind support!

    We have an important question: Could you please let us know - once the Form is published and communicated, if we do any changes to it - would they be reflected in the published Form, OR the result would be that the published Form is NOT working anymore (maybe because this would change the link to the Form)?

    For example if we communicated the link to the Form via MailChimp, and then after communication we adapt the form (e.g. the class is full and we do not want to take more registrations, or some information has been updated, or the automatic reply-mail has to be changed, etc.)

    Thank you very much in advance,

    Natalia Cachia

    the form JotForm Updated
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    Answered by Nik_C on August 20, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Unless you're using full source code of your form, all changes will reflect in your embedded form, since full source code is taking the current snapshot of the form and all additional changes will not be reflected.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by EngineeringforKidsAustria on August 20, 2016 at 12:45 PM
    Thank you very much, Nik!
    What's a full source code?
    E.g. I have these two:
    (1) LINK
    https://form.jotformeu.com/61941586702359
    (2) And the one to embed:

    I shared for now only the first link - would the changes to the form be
    reflected if only this link was shared?
    Thank you very much,
    Natalia
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    Answered by BDAVID on August 20, 2016 at 01:04 PM

    On behalf of my colleague, you are welcome!

    The full source code is the one where you can add additional text contents or any HTML Codes to your form but outside the Jotform Builder, here is how to get it: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form 

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    Answered by EngineeringforKidsAustria on August 20, 2016 at 02:45 PM
    Thank you!
    Please have a look at the original question.
    So if I communicated just the normal link of the form, then any changes
    done to the already published form will be reflected in that form, with no
    issues?
    Thank you,
    Natalia
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    Answered by Ben on August 20, 2016 at 04:37 PM

    That is correct Natalia.

    You are sharing the direct link of your form. That means that any changes you make to the form will result in the same being shown to anyone coming to the form.

    Now based on everything that you have mentioned, I would suggest checking out the following guides:

    How to Limit Submissions in a Form

    How to Change the Status of Forms

    They will show you how you can specify how many submissions could be possible to be created on the form and how you can change the status of your form, so that you can disable it for people that come in too late.

    Hope that this helps, and please do let us know Natalia if you have any additional questions and we would be happy to assist with the same :)