How to Lock Data in Jotform Tables

May 23, 2024

Locking data in Jotform Tables helps prevent unintentional changes to important data. You can lock the data in columns, filters, or tabs. This can be useful when sharing your table for collaboration where accidental changes to data can occur.

Locking Column Data

Locking the data disables the column’s inline edit option. However, the data can still be edited using the entry edit method. See How to Edit Submissions for more information.

To lock column data

  1. In Jotform Tables, open the column’s menu.
  2. Select Lock Data in Column.
Steps to lock column data in Jotform Tables

You can unlock the data from the same menu. Once configured, a lock icon will appear in the column header.

A lock column in Jotform Tables

Locking Filter

You can lock filters to make them exclusive to you and prevent your collaborators from viewing and removing the filters you’ve applied.

To lock a filter

  1. In Jotform Tables, select Filter in the upper-left corner.
The Filter button in Jotform Tables
  1. Add your filter in the dialog. See How to Filter Entries to learn more.
  2. Turn on Lock Filter, then apply your filter.
The Lock Filter icon in Jotform Tables

The locked filter’s results are visible only to you and hidden to your collaborators.

Locking Tab Data

Locking tab data works similarly to locking column data, only this time, all column data within the tab will be locked.

To lock tab data

  1. In Jotform Tables, open the tab’s menu at the top.
  2. Select Lock all data.
Steps to lock tab data in Jotform Tables
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