How to use Remember and Recall

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Remember and Recall allows users to save values for certain fields or recall a value from previous submission.

Enabling Remember and Recall

Remember and Recall has to be enabled on a form-by-form basis.

  1. Navigate to the Forms page and click on the name of the form.
  2. Under Settings, find Remember & Recall and toggle the switch to on.Form Settings_Remember & Recall.png

Using the Remember Feature

This comes in handy when you have to complete multiple submissions on one form and there will always be the same value entered into certain fields.

This feature works for the following fields: 

  • Short and Long Text;
  • Number, Increment, Slider, and Rating;
  • Drop Down, Multi Choice, Single Choice Boxes, and Multiple Choice Buttons;
  • Date and Time.

Using Remember

  1. Open the GoCanvas application and select the form to start a new submission.
  2. Tap the Menu button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Remember.                                                    iOS_Menu_Remember.png
  4. Toggle on the fields for that screen to be Remembered.iOS_Menu_Remembered Fields.png
  5. Select Done.

Once you have completed the submission and launch a new one, the fields will be populated with the previously entered data.

Please Note

It is important to deselect Remember once you do not need the field values to be Remembered. Otherwise every time you launch the form you will have the previously Remembered fields populating with the previously entered data.

Using Remember with a Receipt Label

This feature can also be used across forms or across differently named fields within the same form. To enable this you will need to enter the same value for the Receipt Label under More Field Settings when editing the field in the Form Builder.

Example 1 Example 2
There is a field at the beginning of the form for the customer’s name and another field at the end of the form to repeat their name. If both fields have the same receipt label, users will be able to pull the customer’s name from the first field to the second without retyping it. Simply select Remember using the instructions above and when the user reaches that second field, it will already be populated.

Using the Recall Feature

Similar to Remember, Recall comes in handy if you complete a submission for a form and start another that needs the same data entered in the last submission. But the main difference is this is for when the user does not know before submitting the previous submission that the data will be repeated in the next submission. However, the tradeoff is that this only works when the similar submissions are in succession because it can only recall the data from the previous submission.

Using Recall

  1. Complete a Submission and launch a new submission with the same form.
  2. Tap the Menu button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Recall.                                                             iOS_Menu_Recall.png
  4. Select the fields/values that you would like to be Recalled.iOS_Menu_Recalled Fields.png
  5. Select Done.

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