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    Will jotform work with a database.

    Asked by David Cartledge  on January 09, 2017 at 04:23 PM

    Hello.

    I am looking to use a form builder to collect data and update a database.

    there are a lot of packages that do this. I do not just want to receive an email that I have data.

    I wish to be able to search the database and run reports against it

    Ie timeclock entries for staff.

    David

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on January 09, 2017 at 07:46 PM

    Hello David,

    Yes, you can use JotForm and save it into your MySQL database.

    Here's a guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-Insert-Update-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

    You can also use webhook to send the form data to your database http://www.jotform.com/help/248-Webhook-Samples?.

    JotForm has form submissions page too where you can view all your form submissions be able to search specific submission. http://www.jotform.com/help/269-How-to-view-Submissions

    You can also generate reports out of your form submissions page.

    http://www.jotform.com/help/209-Create-an-HTML-Table-Listing-Report

    http://www.jotform.com/help/105-Grid-Listing

    Exporting your form submissions data to Excel, CSV or PDF is also possible.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/73-How-to-Download-Form-Submissions-as-Excel-CSV-PDF

    If you have further questions, let us know.