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How to Let Users Update Their Form Submissions at a Later Date

How to Let Users Update Their Form Submissions at a Later Date

You can now let users update an entry on a later date. To do so, first create an auto-responder email if it is missing on your form (autoresponders exist by default on new forms). Then add an {edit_link} tag to the body of the email.

When a user submits the form they will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the pre-filled form. From that link, they can update their entry.

1. While you are in the Form Builder go to:

Settings > Emails > Autoresponder > Edit icon

2. Add the {edit_link} to your autoresponder body and save the changes.

Email > Form Fields > Edit Link > Save


That's it! If you have any questions, please post it to our support forum or leave a comment below!

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    I am having the same issue as Jess_Lane below.

    If I add the {edit_link} tag in the autoresponder, the user clicks on the link and they are prompted for a login/password, but the users filling out the forms do not have a JotForm account and we do not want them to have one. We just want them to be able to edit the submissions they made or continue it later.

    How can we accomplish this?

  • roserespclinic

    How about if I wish to also cancel my appointment not just change it. Having to select all the fields of the appointment form is difficult and some clients may not bother to do it. Can a appointment be simply cancelled by one click only? Thank you.

  • galita

    after users update their form submissions, will the answers that have been updated will be marked in some way so I can know what changed and what didn't?

  • HuttonSafetyGroup

    Hey guys - my edit link is not showing up in my emails - I even have "hide empty fields" disabled, but it's just not providing me a link at all. Tips?

  • dhalai74

    Hi, When I click on 'Form Fields' then click 'Edit Link' it places a 'Edit Link' in the Email Subject.
    Regardless of where I have the curser I can not get the {Edit Link} to appear anywhere except the Email Subject link.


    hello, i set up this after several submissions received and i need to send edit button to all, how can i perform this?

  • susananthony35


    I enabled the edit link in the auto responder email so that users can edit the date/time of their appointment.

    But the link shows as hidden on the email. How do you fix this? We have HIPPA enabled.

  • Kara Crowley

    Is this option available on the free plan?

  • Kara Crowley

    Is this option available on the free plan?

  • imaginaryorg

    The submission IDs are sequential and seem easy to guess / find by trial and error, so this mechanism seems to be very unsecure. The link should include a secure token, so an edit link cannot be generated simply with the ID.

  • Amanda Thompson

    If you allowed this, what happens if they edit a form like 6 months later? Does it submit like it's a new submission with updated geolocation stamp and submitted dates (and all the autoresponder and notification emails go again) and you will still retain the previous data and form that was submitted or does it just overwrite the previous information and no notifications go out that it was changed?

  • alicechill

    I've followed the instructions and it's not sending an edit link with any emails as test or to a friend. Please help.

  • SafetyWing

    Please assist. I've set this up, but customer is not getting autoresponder email.

  • Jess_Lane

    I have set up my form so that the person who has submitted the form receives an autoresponse with the edit link option so they can go back and edit their submission if they would like.

    When the email is received and the edit link is clicked it is asking the person who submitted the form to login to jotform. The people submitting the form will not have jotform accounts.

    They are accessing these forms on our website.

    Is there anyway to allow them to edit their form submission without having to create an account?

  • Keri_Keck

    Is there a way for my clients to edit their submitted order. I do not want to use the autoresponder email. I want to copy and paste and send my own email.

    Thank you,
    Frisco Family Services-Non Profit

  • Catherine’s Walsh

    Can not connect my lesson plans to supervisors template and mail in. How do I do this right? Thanks for any help with this
    Catherine walsh

  • Marciano_Amy

    Hi - I have enabled the "edit link", and I am able to go back in and edit my form, but it does not update the information on the integrated Google Sheet. Should this be updated? Am I missing something?

  • Rachel

    Why this is not working? I added {edit_link} but when I tried to submit and completed the form for testing purposes, it says on the email: Hidden to protect your privacy.

    So how can i be able to edit my responses if the edit link is hidden?

  • basharturk

    dear team

    thank you for your advise, however can i add a user name and password so the one who submitted their profiles they can log in and edit their entry

  • Hudson Malwa

    Can I submit for first time undergraduate loan form after it has been filled with the expected persons

  • brandon.herd

    Why can't I view the any of the answers provided in this thread? Am I logged in wrong or something?

    It would be great to know the answer to this customer's question:

    "Hi there,

    What if they just want to cancel the reservation? When they click edit submission it just opens up the booking they made, I actually want a button on the booking form that says cancel reservation and it pulls up their reservations and they can just cancel. HAve a look at this in working on this website:"


  • jedris

    I didn't have this set up when the form went out and now users want to update what they already submitted - please help! How can I give them access to what they submitted?

  • perrymanku

    Hi there,

    What if they just want to cancel the reservation? When they click edit submission it just opens up the booking they made, I actually want a button on the booking form that says cancel reservation and it pulls up their reservations and they can just cancel. HAve a look at this in working on this website:

  • María Esther Mera

    Por favor necesito que me regresen mi dinero a mi cuenta y cancelar la suscripción. No me gusto esta aplicación y por motivos del coronavirus no he podido salir de mi casa y hace falta el dinero para Pagar mis facturas básicas. Gracias

  • Rosalind Joyce

    If a client amends an existing form then resubmits it will that be recounted again & included in my 100 monthly submitions limit?

    Thank you

  • Cuda242

    I'm still really confused..... I recently added a new field to my registration form and I now need to have users update their already submitted forms without creating duplicates. How do I do this?

  • George Krahn

    I must admit this is very confusing to me. What I want to do is create an event registration form that the attender can "cancel" after they have registered. We have 2 events at different times and the person registers to attend the 9 a.m. event but decides they can't make it and want to cancel. How do I set that up within Jotform?

  • منصةشليله

    هل هناك رابطا يقوم باستنساخ جميع الأدوات

  • adventurenannies

    Is there any way to remove a form user's access from the edit link once it has been sent? For example, I only want to allow a form user to edit the form once by following the edit link and submitting their edits but not be able to make any additional edits after that first submission. Please let me know if this is possible, thank you!

  • Hassan_Yasin

    Why don't I see "Edit Link" in my Form Fields drop down?

  • beglinortho

    Hello, we enabled this and while testing the continue later button we receive a pop-up reading: Your form submission has been saved as a draft. We’ve sent you an email with a link to complete your submission.

    However, this email is then sent to our business email, not the client email to remind them to complete the form later. Where can we edit where the form is sent when it is saved for later?

    Thank you!

  • cheryl33710

    thank you

  • Tom Johnson

    I also am trying to create a form wherein one of my colleagues can partially fill out the form and then update the form at a later time. I think I have created the correct SUBJECT field, and it seems that I have entered the individual who is filling out form's address. But, when using myself at the form-filler, I don't receive what I assume would be a link to update the form. Suggestions please?
    (This is the help page I am consulting:

    Thank you.

  • orental123456

    I did a text and fill-out the form I didn't Receive an auto response to the email I Register with.

  • orental123456

    Not really clear you guys don't have a video? I will also try it

  • SMartBerlin


    is there a possibility to receive notifications when the user edits his form but at the same time not to receive them when we edit the same forms ourselves?


  • bdhunter3141

    Thank you!

    I have added the edit link to my form. Can I resend an email to the people who previously filled out the form and include a link to edit? If yes, how would I do that?

  • AmandaSAE


    If I click to edit my form, the preview submission that I sent, will change?

    Or there gonna be two different answers.. like two submissions?


  • Udit1902


    I have been trying to let my users update/edit a form they had submitted... checked all the settings and everything looks good... pls suggest... the edit link was working perfectly fine till day before...


  • Bluebell_Dairy

    Our form is setup to take weekly payments via stripe. If I send out this link to edit forms will it update the payments on stripe or will we need to do this manually?

  • joe.luna

    After a form (travel expense request) is submitted, I have it forwarded to an approving manager. I would like all the fields to be read-only except the one question that allows the yes no approval from the manager.

    So basically in editing-after-submission can certain fields be read only?

  • Truesteel

    Our employees are getting "permission denied" messages when they go to click the edit link button. My autoresponder settings are correct. Settings to allow users to submit, view and edit the forms they fill out are correct. They are receiving the forms they submit to their email but when they click edit they are denied permission. Thanks for your help.

  • DoorsSweden


    When i do this with form all my inviseble fields pop up.
    I want all fields that i hide by choices are hidden.

    When i click edit submission and send it again i don't get any respons back.

    Can you please help?

  • SmileyStars

    Hi there
    I have done all the above, I filled my form and resubmitted the form (I was the parent - using mu personal email)
    I have not received my second submission,
    I can edit the submitted my form through the link from my jotform used email the link to my form is

    Many thanks for your help

  • jeanPF

    Is it possible to block one or more of the entries (data fields) so the user can't edit them?
    Previous orders for example.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Valerie

    Is there a way a customer can edit their submission prior to me adding the edit link? I have added the link into my automatic emails moving forward, but two clients had already submitted their forms and are now needing to edit their forms.

  • andrealorr

    Will users be able to edit payment information?

    We have had several instances where registrants signed up but want to edit their submission later and pay online. It does not allow us to add in payment information. Is this normal?

  • johnpyne

    Is there a way to track the changes between the original submission and subsequent submissions? Maybe where fields that changed are highlighted on the subsequent submissions?

  • sevenwestmedia


    Is it possible to send auto responder e-mails with "send on edit" only when the user edits their submission as apposed to an admin logged in editing the users data and seeing all hidden fields..

  • zpgplc

    Is it possible to block one or more of the entries (after being send for the first time) so the user can't edit them?