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    Hand written forms

    Asked by joe2037 on February 23, 2017 at 07:14 AM

    is there an import option that would import into the database as well as Kickoff the workflow of auto response and e-mail workflow? There are people that we are getting hand written petitions from. I can put these into an excel doc but I want the workflow emails to Kickoff upon import just as they would if the petition was signed digitally if it can be done. If not, what are your recommendations?

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    Answered by KadeJM on February 23, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Do you mean that you want to send emails after your form has received submissions to be sent to an excel document? Pardon, but I am not sure if I am understanding you correctly about your import kickoff workflow so please feel free to correct me if needed.

    Based on your explained scenario you can export your submissions to an excel report or use our google spreadsheet integration as they are received from your form.

    Additionally, you can also send emails after your form is submitted to you which would technically be at the same time since this is the default function for it when the form is sent. But, you can even send emails based on conditions.

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    Answered by joe2037 on February 23, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    I have a petition form on supportclifton.com/petition to take in petitions via JotForm. Once filled out, the workflow then sends the user a confirmation email as well as sending the form response to multiple individuals in the State legislation. Since in the community there are older people which may not have the access to, or understanding of how to fill this out digitally, we are approaching them to provide us their information to add to the petition in an excel form on a laptop offline.
    Instead of someone taking all of these entries and manually typing them into the form to Kickoff the workflow in JotForm that sends to the senators, can we somehow import this excel document in JotForm and have their information added in your form database as to Kickoff the email workflows that would have taken place had they filled out the form digitally, or is the only option to manually enter each one of the forms via copy pasting every field for every user one by one through the front end on my website?
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    Answered by KadeJM on February 23, 2017 at 01:18 PM

    Joe, thank you for the details on your workflow. I believe I understand what you mean now.

    We do have an Import App that you might find useful.

    It basically allows you to import your Excel or CSV data as submissions but unless you add this to a form you have on your account containing an autoresponder followed by editing each of them otherwise it would not send any email to those submissions.  

    Doing the above with the import app would at least migrate your spreadsheet data to the digital form at least, though.

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    Answered by joe2037 on February 26, 2017 at 10:46 AM
    So if I use the auto import app it will Kickoff the auto responder workflow
    but not the notification workflow. Is that correct?
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    Answered by BDAVID on February 26, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    The import app only imports the data into the submissions of one of your forms. It does not trigger any email notification or autoresponder.

    However, as my colleague said, if you have already created the notification and/or autoresponder, and have enabled the send on edit option:

    They will be sent upon editing the submission through the submissions dashboard: https://www.jotform.com/help/269-How-to-View-Form-Submissions 

    Let us know if you need more help.

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    Answered by joe2037 on February 26, 2017 at 12:46 PM
    Rather than one at a time, can that be done in mass?
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    Answered by Mike_G on February 26, 2017 at 01:34 PM

    Apologies for any inconvenience, I'm afraid there is no option available that will allow you to resubmit all the submissions on the submission page of your form at once.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by joe2037 on February 26, 2017 at 03:46 PM
    Is there a way to remove duplicates from the count of the submitted forms? I would like to show both the total submissions and total unique submission if possible
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    Answered by jonathan on February 26, 2017 at 08:08 PM

    We will resolve the next question on another thread here https://www.jotform.com/answers/1076599


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    Answered by joe2037 on May 09, 2017 at 11:43 PM
    ** Wednesday May 10
    7pm at CHS
    Please come out to show your support and express your concerns to the legislators. I realize that many events are planned for this date so we are encouraging to divide and conquer. Bring your kids to the event if needed. The more people we have at this event, the larger the message we send to them that underfunind will no longer be acceptable to us.
    What questions should I ask?
    Does it need to be a question?
    Anything you want! For this forum we are being asked to write our questions on an index card to prevent inappropriate language. When your index card comes up and approved, you will be handed the microphone to ask your question. Some examples of questions are:
    * What is being done about the funding issue?
    * How will funds be appropriated to fix the issue?
    * Which plan(s) are our guests backing to fix the issue?
    * Why has this gone on for so long without resolution?
    * Why should we vote for them if they have let this go on for so long?
    * What will be done about the current SFRA, Adjustment Aid and Hold Harmless Aid?
    * Why has the funding been split up without adhering to the formula?
    * What is your view on Christie's $6,600 per child proposal?
    * What is your view on Sweeney's 5 year plan to redistribute the funds from the overfunded areas to the one's in need?
    * What is your proposal and how will it be funded considering NJ is broke?
    * When is the last town hall you attended in Clifton and when will the next one be scheduled?
    * What will you be doing to advocate for our town?
    No! You could make a statement that you feel paints the picture of how we are being treated. Some examples are:
    * My child is not getting the attention they deserve because there are no librarians, old textbooks and remedial has been cut due to the funding issue.
    * I find it difficult to teach my class with all of the cuts we have been enduring. I used to provide materials to show children how to do xxx and now that has been taken away and their grades have dropped in that area.
    * There are many manual process we are dunning since we do not have funds to research systems to automate them causing us to focus less on the larger issues at hand.
    * The State is not funding the schools correctly which is causing us to fund almost half of the tab for schooling. Inclusive, the declining schools are driving away potential businesses and young couples from coming to town.
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    Please make the time to come to this event. If many people from Clifton's community come out to raise the concerns of our funding situation, we can show how importain this issue is to us and make a diference! Without funding, more cuts will occur, our taxes will continue to raise and our childrens future will be at risk. We cannot allow this to continue. Please attend our town hall and let your voice be heard!
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