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    Save and Continue: Add link or button for users to click and opt to save their data and continue later

    Asked by emucoe on September 21, 2016 at 03:44 PM

    Great work.

    Now if we could get the development team to come up with a *simple* method to save a partially-filled form, you know, like Adobe's FormsCentral did, that would be FANTASTIC!

    I know, I know, you'll move this off to a different thread... but I'm going to keep poking at this until it's better.

    This is a re-post of a comment on Process Square Payments Online with JotForm

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    Answered by Welvin on September 21, 2016 at 05:15 PM

    Are you referring to filling up the form, save the data and continue later? We have this feature and we have two methods:

    1. https://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature

    2. https://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later 

    The autofill saves the data on the local browser storage so it's required to continue on the same device/browser. The session URL method is recommended if you want to give users the option to continue using a different device/browser. Session URL saves the data on our server(s). 


    If you'd like to auto populate a field, that is also possible with our prepopulate app (http://prepopulate.jotform.io/). 


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    Answered by emucoe on September 22, 2016 at 09:35 AM

    Here is what I want:

    1. As a form creator, in the form Properties, I could check a box to enable saving of the form. In that same preference, I could select a length of time: 1 day, 2 days, 10 days, etc.

    2. Enabling the Save feature places a Save link or Save button at the bottom of each form page. (Adobe's FormsCentral used to ask which corner you wanted the save link to appear in.)

    3. When the respondent clicks the Save link/button, it opens a small dialogue box, asking for an e-mail address, to which it sends the respondent the link to their partially completed/saved form, reminding them their responses will only be saved for xx days, as selected by me in step 1.

    Easy on me, easy on the respondent. Certainly easier than the number of steps required in the session URL method you have cooked up, and more reliable and secure than the autofill version.

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    Answered by Welvin on September 22, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Thank you for the additional information. Let me forward this thread to our developers as a feature request. We cannot guarantee you that this method will be implemented, but if there are updates, you should know it through this thread.