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    Is it possible to have forms outside of Jotforms that subsequently take advantage of your backend?

    Asked by corelight on January 11, 2017 at 01:16 PM

    Hi,

     

    We have been dealing with the Java script issue of the webpage we are building refreshing after submit.  I have looked through the Forums and none of the solutions are appealing to us.  They seem to be fairly hdoge podge.  We also are experiencing issues with the iFrame not conforming to the frame on the site and requiring scrolling.  All this said, doing the front end development is reltaively easy. 

    Is there a way for us to build our own forms (this will be much faster for us) and feed this data into JotForm so that we can use your backend?

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    Answered by Jan on January 11, 2017 at 05:39 PM

    You can actually download the form's full source code. Here's a guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form.

    Hope that helps. Thank you.

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    Answered by corelight on January 11, 2017 at 07:28 PM

    Unfortunately this will not address our underlying issues and puts the burden on us to accomodate JotForm's back end.

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    Answered by Ian on January 12, 2017 at 01:57 AM

    I am not sure, if I understand you correctly, but hosting the full source code on your server and making css and js changes will still store the submission data on our server, and you still will be able to check the submissions on our server.

    If this does not answer your question, please let us know more about what you are trying to achieve. 

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    Answered by Jim_R on January 12, 2017 at 02:03 AM

    In addition to what my colleague said:

    Is it possible to have forms outside of Jotforms that subsequently take advantage of your backend?

    Is there a way for us to build our own forms (this will be much faster for us) and feed this data into JotForm so that we can use your backend?

    The short answer to both questions above would be no, there's no way for that to be done. The only way you can utilize our backend, as you call it, is for you to build the form using our Form Builder.

    All this said, doing the front end development is reltaively easy.

    That's true, using our Form Builder with the frontend part of building the form is straight forward. Embedding it on your own website/page can be done in a variety of ways and if you need a more advanced way of integrating it with your current workflow, then using the form's Full Source code would be the only viable solution.