Updating records with no duplicates using forms?

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I have a base that has been populated by data from a form sent to alumni of our program. We would like to send these to our students once a quarter for updates. However, sending the form again just creates duplicate records. Is there any way for Airtable to recognize the same answers on multiple records (same name, for example) and just update the fields that are different?

Maybe a better way to ask… Is there any way to send a form that updates existing records instead of creating new ones?

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Welcome to the Airtable community!

An Airtable form always creates a new record. You could run an automation that finds the original record processes the records.

Or you can use a third party portal service that allows editing record data.

Hello, I am having a similar issue in that I am trying to update an existing record with a form without it creating a new record.  I have attempted this several times using automation but I am having no luck. Any suggestions?