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How to update a record on form submission?

Update a record on form submission is only available to users with a Pro subscription.

Sometimes you might want your form submission to edit an existing form submission or record instead of creating a new one. For instance, if you created an attendance form, having your guests to be able to update their participation can be really useful.

Here's how to set this up:

In the form editor, go to the "About Submission" section

Click on the "Database Submission Action" field, and select "Update Record"

Another input appears below, named "Property to check on update". Use this input to select the list of fields we will use to look for an existing record/page. For instance if you select only the "Email" column, we will try to find a record/page in your database that contains the same value as the email submitted in your form.
Save and try by submitting your forms with the same content within the selected columns. Instead of creating multiple records/pages, only one will be created and updated.

We will only try to find one match (the latest one). Feel free to message us if you have any questions about this feature!

Updated on: 11/12/2023

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