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    Making changes to the form that is embedded using source code

    Asked by SixPlus on October 06, 2016 at 11:30 AM



    We currently use the source code for the form in our website (so that we can maintain some single page application elements). We need to significantly revamp the form, but some of the form is used in production and we don't want changes that we make to it to affect the form that is hosted on production until we are ready to push it up. We currently have copied all of the relevant jotform files and hosted it in amazon's S3 storage service. The one file we do NOT host on amazon, however, is the postMessage.js file, which seems to have an ID appended to the end. Will this file get deleted/altered if we make edits to the form on jotform.com?



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    Answered by Kiran on October 06, 2016 at 01:46 PM

    Since you are using the source code on the form, the changes made to the form will not be displayed on the web page unless the existing source code is replaced with the modified form source code. However, if you are deleting any fields from the form, the form on the web page may experience some issues and the data may not be posted in the form since the fields are still available on the web page.

    If you are making major changes to the form, you may consider cloning the form to your account and make the changes to embed again on your web page as a new form.

    Let us know if you are referring something different. We will be happy to assist.