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    How can I get a CSV from my form?

    Asked by CPNet on December 11, 2016 at 05:40 PM

    First of all, let me say that JotForm is the best form platform I have ever used. It is very configurable and simple to use.

    I have designed a form to allow persons to check in after a catastrophic event. It is supposed to do the same job as the Facebook function but on a smaller scale.

    The top of the form displays all who have checked in as safe. But it is populated by manual csv entry into the data form widget.


    The bottom of the form have a series of fields designed to capture the live input which eventually will populate the data form.


    Is there any way of capturing the data transmitted from the form on submit as a csv text file instead of an email? The optimal situation is to automatically populate the data table from the inputs, but that may be a reach. At least if we get the correctly formatted csv file a simple copy and paste is better than having to do a lot of transposing.


    Anyone has any ideas? Is there any way to use basic database principles with these forms?


    Looking forward to the responses.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on December 11, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Hello CPNet,

    If I understand your requirement correctly, you wand to download your form's submission data in csv file. Is that correct?

    Please note that it is possible to download your submissions in csv and the following guide should help you:  https://www.jotform.com/help/73-How-to-Download-Form-Submissions-as-Excel-CSV-PDF 

    You can also create a csv report as well: https://www.jotform.com/help/103-How-to-Create-a-CSV-Report

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by CPNet on December 11, 2016 at 11:44 PM
    Thanks, I will work on this tomorrow and get back to you in due course.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on December 12, 2016 at 01:17 AM

    Hello CPNet,

    You are welcome.

    Do try out the csv options we have shared earlier and get back to us if you have any trouble.

    Thank you!