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Deduplicating Form Submissions

WS Form allows you to prevent a form submission if a duplicate value is entered into a field on your form.

If a duplicate value is submitted into a field and the form is submitted, a deduplicate validation error will appear on the field. The message can be fully customized.

WS Form - No Submission Duplicates Example

Supported Field Types

The following field types support deduplication of data:

Deduplication Time Periods

Deduplication can also be assessed over the following time periods:

  • All Time
  • Current Day
  • Past Hour
  • Past Day
  • Past Week
  • Past Month
  • Past Year

Configuring a Field for Deduplication

To configure a field for deduplication:

  1. Click the Settings icon on a field to access the settings sidebar.WS Form - Field Settings Icon
  2. Click the Advanced tab.WS Form - Email - Advanced Tab
  3. Scroll down to the Duplication section and check the No Submission Duplicates setting.WS Form - Email - No Submission Duplicates
  4. Choose a timeframe using the Within setting.
  5. Enter a custom message if you wish. The message will appear on the field as a validation message if a duplicate is found within the timeframe chosen.
  6. Click Save.