Preventing Duplicate Answers on a Specific Field

You can apply the No Duplicates setting to an individual field to prevent people from entering an answer that has already been submitted by someone else in a previous entry.

If someone enters an answer that already appears in another entry, we'll show them an error message that says "This field requires a unique entry and this value was already submitted." They won't be able to submit your form successfully until they enter a unique value into this field.

It's best to use this feature when you have a field on your form whose answers should most likely be unique for each and every person filling out your form—things like name, address, student ID number, etc.

To apply the No Duplicates setting to a field:

  1. Log in and go to Forms.
  2. Click Edit next to the form.
  3. In the Form Builder, click the field to open its Field Settings.
  4. Select No Duplicates
  5. Click Save Form.

Supported Field Types

You can apply the No Duplicates setting to the following field types:

Single Line Text
Paragraph Text
Number
Email
Phone
Price
File Upload
Date
Time
Website
 
For info on preventing or removing duplicate entries, see Duplicate Entries.
You can apply the No Duplicates setting to an individual field to prevent people from entering an answer that has already been submitted by someone else in a previous entry.

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