Finding the URL of a form instance without using a notify action

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    Anonymous

    I’ve got a form which users will return to several times during a month-long period, and dug around and found how to use notify actions to generate a link to that instance of the form and email it to the user – is there any other way to get the link to that particular instance, ideally as a hidden field so it can be passed back through Connection Agent to a database.

    The end goal here is to keep users’ forms on reference, in the event they delete or lose the original email.

    Thanks!

    _john_

    #5563

    ajobling
    Keymaster

    Use the Set Field behavior command and in the value section choose ‘Form – URL’ from the list of ‘Special’ values. You can do this to record the form instance link into your hidden field.

    #5564

    Anonymous

    I’ve tried that, and it gives me the master URL – the one that you get from clicking the “Link” button from the Dashboard – instead of the instance-specific URL that you get with a notify mail action and {|here|}. Maybe you need to do something in the form before the value changes to an instance-specific one?

    #5565

    Anonymous

    That’s it! If the form’s just loaded “FORM – URL” contains the generic URL for an unopened form. If the user has done *something* in the form, then “FORM – URL” contains the specific instance URL for that form …

    Is there any way to force the form to generate an instance URL without the user doing something?

    #5566

    ajobling
    Keymaster

    The form instance has to be submitted before the instance URL can be produced. You might need to use the ‘Submit and re-open same instance’ option.

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