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Clear buffer on a form after use

Avoid the form from saving your information when clicking a field.

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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Thom in Ottawa

    Can you explain a little further? It would be helpful to see screen capture examples or a story / use-case that's associated with this request.

    Thanks!

    Genevieve

  • Hey, I hope this helps!


    Thom

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hey @Thom in Ottawa

    Thanks so much! This looks to be a Browser setting where auto-fill is turned on. You can disable this in your browser and clear the Cache for this specific URL (the form) to get rid of the suggestions.

  • Yes, it can be, but each user may not do it, which is a problem.

    I am hoping it can be controlled from the form settings. (so the builder of the form sets it)

  • I am unsure if you are AI or just not reading what I sent you. I sent you a PIC wit exactly what the issue is. Pleas look at it.

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Thom in Ottawa

    I'm also Canadian! But I live and work in the UK so my timezone is a little different than yours. 🙂

    There currently isn't a way to control browser auto-fill or suggestion settings from directly within Smartsheet's form settings. Thanks for posting your Idea!

    To clarify, this will be specific to your browser... meaning that if I went to fill out your form from my computer here in England, I wouldn't see those suggestions. They're only showing because you have entered them before from that browser and device. Does that make sense?

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

  • Hello, fellow Canadian!

    Yes, it does. I do understand the individuality of the form.

    An example of the issue this causes is this. We gather client information on a form. Name, address and credit card information. Once it is sent, we do not want the employee to be able to see it again. Of course, what is happening is they can, which is not great from a security standpoint.

    I totally understand the browser part of this. I was just hoping that clearing out the buffer could be controlled from the form itself.

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Thanks for clarifying your use-case.

    Since this isn't currently something Smartsheet can adjust, I would recommend asking all of your employees to use the same browser and ensure auto-fill is turned off.

    Personally, I'm using Chrome, so this is the setting area ("Addresses and more") that removes the suggestions and ensures the previous data is not saved:


    I hope that helps!

    Cheers,

    Genevieve