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    Can the forms capture data from one page to the next even if the final submit button is not hit?

    Asked by hwy21812 on October 22, 2016 at 08:23 AM

    Can the forms capture data from one page to the next even if the final submit button is not hit.

    I want to make sure I am getting the info that has been entered even if the form was not completed in its entirety.

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    Answered by Welvin on October 22, 2016 at 02:21 PM

    The form should be submitted for you to get the data. You can do the following:

    1. Add a submit button to every page.

    2. Make the fields on the second and subsequent pages as not required. This way, users can submit the form even if the other pages are not filled.


    I would like to mention that we have a feature that would allow your form users to save their data and continue later. Please check the following guides:

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

    2. https://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-on-Forms 

    The first one will be using two forms to get the session parameters. This is recommended if you want users to save and continue using any device and browser. The autofill will save the data on the local browser storage so users need to continue using the same device and browser. 

    Please let us know if you have questions.

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    Answered by theSC on April 07, 2017 at 02:08 PM

    I have a form with 12 questions.  The first 3 fields are name, email, and age. At this point, I have set up a "NEXT BUTTON".  I have set a condition that if they are not old enough, they are redirected to anther page when the press the next button. However, if they ARE old enough, they need to continue filling out the form.  

    Whether they are old enough or not, I would like to at least capture their name/email/age.  If they ARE old enough and continue completing the information, I want to make sure ALL fields (questions) are contained in ONE RECORD when I view the submissions. What is the process?  Thank you.  

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on April 07, 2017 at 04:11 PM

    That is not possible, you can not capture data that has not been submitted. The form has to be submitted to be captured and sent to a second form, as shown on this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later