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can users edit submissions?

  • 3 February 2021
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I want to create a type of journaling application for my students. Can I create a form to capture there thoughts and an upload and have them able to revisit and edit in the future?


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Hi @Joshj . Thanks for joining the community! 

 

While we don’t have a feature that allows respondents the ability to submit their answers and return later to edit them, this is a great suggestion! :) 

One workaround would be to add the answers to a Google Sheet that the respondents have access to and can edit later. 

If you think of any other questions/suggestions, let us know!

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Hi,

I have a little quiz competition, but it is too easy to score well :laughing: .

I show the scores twice: once halfway through the quiz and once towards the end (before i ask feedback and “Submit”).

Since Typeform alows to go back, participants can edit their answers before they hit submit. 

Is it possible to allow only going forward? 

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Hi @Xinnamon I added your post here where we have the answer. :) Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Hmm… i am not sure this is the answer. The above person wants respondents to revisit answers, i want the opposite - to block the “Arrow”/Back button, so they CAN'T edit answers anymore :)

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Hi @Xinnamon I’m afraid we don’t have a way to prevent responds from moving backwards in the form to edit their answers, but if you have any other questions/suggestions, please let us know!

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Hmm… i am not sure this is the answer. The above person wants respondents to revisit answers, i want the opposite - to block the “Arrow”/Back button, so they CAN'T edit answers anymore :)

@Xinnamon - this comes from a fellow user.. 

just a thought to consider: you could break your typeform into a couple of separate typeforms and pass the user from the first to the second (or third..) at the mid-point and the ‘just before the end’ statements from above: this would force the users to enter info and submit (change the text on the submit button to “ok let’s carry on”) the answers to date without knowing what their score is and not allow them to go back to the previous part of the quiz in the other type form.. what the voices in my head are saying is something like this

  • welcome screen(s), q1 - qn, statement page-ish - great work so far. now to the next question with submit button taking them to typeform #2 (using hidden fields to carry information/answers forward)
  • typeform 2 goes through the next set of qs and then statement about ‘the next screen will give you the results, on submit go to typeform 3 for answers and pass everything by hidden fields
  • typeform 3, display the full set of results and the score… 

you can connect each of the typeforms in the series to a single Google Sheet with each typeform dumping the output onto separate tabs and you can relate all the data together through a unique identifier like email, etc. 

just a thought or two on how to keep folks from going back to an question set.. 

(this comes courtesy of voice number 5 of the seven extra ones I have in my head - calls himself Willy Workaround) 

cheers

 

des

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Hmm… i am not sure this is the answer. The above person wants respondents to revisit answers, i want the opposite - to block the “Arrow”/Back button, so they CAN'T edit answers anymore :)

@Xinnamon - this comes from a fellow user.. 

just a thought to consider: you could break your typeform into a couple of separate typeforms and pass the user from the first to the second (or third..) at the mid-point and the ‘just before the end’ statements from above: this would force the users to enter info and submit (change the text on the submit button to “ok let’s carry on”) the answers to date without knowing what their score is and not allow them to go back to the previous part of the quiz in the other type form.. what the voices in my head are saying is something like this

  • welcome screen(s), q1 - qn, statement page-ish - great work so far. now to the next question with submit button taking them to typeform #2 (using hidden fields to carry information/answers forward)
  • typeform 2 goes through the next set of qs and then statement about ‘the next screen will give you the results, on submit go to typeform 3 for answers and pass everything by hidden fields
  • typeform 3, display the full set of results and the score… 

you can connect each of the typeforms in the series to a single Google Sheet with each typeform dumping the output onto separate tabs and you can relate all the data together through a unique identifier like email, etc. 

just a thought or two on how to keep folks from going back to an question set.. 

(this comes courtesy of voice number 5 of the seven extra ones I have in my head - calls himself Willy Workaround) 

cheers

 

des

 

Des…. :scream::flushed::ballot_box_with_check:  I did not think that is possible. It would be very elegant! I need to try this out but i have 2 issues:

  1. i keep on failing on using hidden fields. i read the instructions multiple times and i just don't get it (but then i have been working on my typeforms mainly after 10pm :sweat_smile::bow: ). Unless you have a video on this, nobody can help me :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
  2. I am not sure how to make it happen that after hitting the submit button a new typeform appears right away. Woudl you explain that a bit more?

Thanks so much for this! :) 

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@Xinnamon - take a look at this example

this should take you to a form that asks you to put in some details and then routes you to selecting an industry sector for a report 

  • typeform names for me are serial first and serial second
  • in serial first i have redirect on completion with the hidden fields added to the url for ‘serial second’ 
  • in serial second i have hidden fields set up to accept the inbound hidden fields so that they are accessible. 

try it out and see how you think it works for you.. i can then fill the screen with some logic screen shots

des

 

 

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@Xinnamon - take a look at this example

this should take you to a form that asks you to put in some details and then routes you to selecting an industry sector for a report 

  • typeform names for me are serial first and serial second
  • in serial first i have redirect on completion with the hidden fields added to the url for ‘serial second’ 
  • in serial second i have hidden fields set up to accept the inbound hidden fields so that they are accessible. 

try it out and see how you think it works for you.. i can then fill the screen with some logic screen shots

des

 

 

Just gave it a look. I am the “Testy Tester” LOL. This is very creative. I need to try creating something like it. Fingers crossed it will be a silent weekend!

Thanks so much Des. I would have not ventured this far on my own :)

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@Xinnamon - take a look at this example

this should take you to a form that asks you to put in some details and then routes you to selecting an industry sector for a report 

  • typeform names for me are serial first and serial second
  • in serial first i have redirect on completion with the hidden fields added to the url for ‘serial second’ 
  • in serial second i have hidden fields set up to accept the inbound hidden fields so that they are accessible. 

try it out and see how you think it works for you.. i can then fill the screen with some logic screen shots

des

 

 

Just gave it a look. I am the “Testy Tester” LOL. This is very creative. I need to try creating something like it. Fingers crossed it will be a silent weekend!

Thanks so much Des. I would have not ventured this far on my own :)

Ok sounds good.. @Xinnamon but as promised here are the logic things i did in that little example:

on the receiving form:

hidden fields created to receive the incoming data then the logic branching showing the use of the inbound fields

 

 in the originating file, i used the redirect on completion feature to add the fields i wanted to send to form two as hidden fields

 

 

 

now it’s up to you to go figure some more out at your end lol

 

have a good weekend

 

des

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@Xinnamon - take a look at this example

this should take you to a form that asks you to put in some details and then routes you to selecting an industry sector for a report 

  • typeform names for me are serial first and serial second
  • in serial first i have redirect on completion with the hidden fields added to the url for ‘serial second’ 
  • in serial second i have hidden fields set up to accept the inbound hidden fields so that they are accessible. 

try it out and see how you think it works for you.. i can then fill the screen with some logic screen shots

des

 

 

Just gave it a look. I am the “Testy Tester” LOL. This is very creative. I need to try creating something like it. Fingers crossed it will be a silent weekend!

Thanks so much Des. I would have not ventured this far on my own :)

Ok sounds good.. @Xinnamon but as promised here are the logic things i did in that little example:

on the receiving form:

hidden fields created to receive the incoming data then the logic branching showing the use of the inbound fields

 

 in the originating file, i used the redirect on completion feature to add the fields i wanted to send to form two as hidden fields

 

 

 

now it’s up to you to go figure some more out at your end lol

 

have a good weekend

 

des

Wow! Thanks Des for this. Amazing help. Someone give this man a medal, please! :medal:

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