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    Is there a callback function in your backend that may be called automatically when form/submission created/modified?

    Asked by lskjvbh on January 21, 2017 at 02:12 AM

    Here are use cases. Since we are developers let's call them events:

    1. I create a brand new form using your UI (not by API calls). I click "Save" and save the form.

    2. Somebody fills in and submits my form.

    3. I modify my form using your UI (not by API calls).

    4. I modify the submission from (2) manually using your UI (not by API calls).

     

    So,

    1. Is there a possibility in your system (in my account) to specify a callback/callbacks that will be called automatically when any aforementioned event happens? Sort of event handler functions.

    2. Is it possible to set such a callback from my account? Or using you API? 

    3. Can you provide us such a functionality?

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on January 21, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    To my understanding, you would like to be notified through specific callbacks if a form is created, a submission is made through your form(s), there is a modification in the form(s) in your account, and if there is a modification in the submission(s) made on your form, is that correct?

    I would suggest you refer to our API documentation for such concern.

    http://api.jotform.com/docs/

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    Answered by lskjvbh on January 21, 2017 at 09:04 PM

    @Mike_G, do us a favor, boy, don't meddle in a conversation you know nothing about. Ok? You're miserable with your miserable answer.

    But special for you, boy. THERE IS NOTHING IN JF API ABOUT THE ISSUE of this thread.

    Now get lost and never appear in my converstaion again! You're useless. Go type your stupid answers in Reddit. Plz

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Boris on January 22, 2017 at 05:06 AM

    @lskjvbh that type of condescending and inappropriate language cannot and will not be tolerated, neither towards any of our employees, nor to any of our users.

    Those responding to you are trying to help you achieve your requirement. Same as anywhere else, and in life, foul language will certainly not help you get any closer to achieving your goals.

    When it comes to the type of callbacks you are asking about, we don't provide such callbacks.

    1, 3. Saving a form does not trigger any event. You can use our API to check the form properties for yourself, and see when your form was last saved.

    2, 4. Submitting a form does trigger a standard form submission, which you can use for triggering other actions. If you need to perform a certain action in your own system when a submission is received, you can for example set up a webhook that sends to your own server:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/245-How-to-Setup-a-Webhook-with-JotForm

    https://www.jotform.com/help/248-Webhook-PHP-Script-Examples

    This will allow you to receive notice when a submission is made, and perform your actions with that data within your system.