How to set an expiration date on a form

How to set an expiration date on a form

There are many reasons why you may want to set an expiration date on a form, so that new respondents are prevented from submitting the form past the point when you’d like to stop receiving new responses. With Jotform, you can design forms that expire on a specific date or after a certain number of submissions is received.

Say you’re collecting submissions for a contest or sweepstakes, and the contest ends on a particular date. You can set an expiration date so that people cannot enter the contest after the cutoff point.

When you’re collecting project proposals that will be presented at a meeting, you can assign a time where the proposals are due to motivate employees to get their proposals over in a timely manner so that you can prepare for the meeting sufficiently in advance.

Setting an expiration date on a form is easy! Here’s how to set it up:

1. Select the Settings tab at the top of the Form Builder.

Form expiration - Form settings

2. Under the Form Status dropbox, select your desired expiration type.  

You can choose to expire your form after getting a set number of submissions, or on a certain date.

Form expiration - Disable on date

3. Customize your Warning Message.

The default is “This form is currently unavailable!” but you can also customize the message.

Form expiration - Warning message

That’s it! Have you set an expiration date on a form? What did you need it for? Tell us by commenting below.

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