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    Can I make a searchable database?

    Asked by cory  on February 24, 2017 at 01:08 PM

    I have two questions

    1 - Can your site create searchable databases?  If so, how do I do that?

    2 - When creating a form such as a membership form, can the information be automatically entered into an excel spreadsheet each time the form is completed?

    Thanks,

    Cory

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    Answered by Jim_R on February 24, 2017 at 02:19 PM

    Hey there Cory 😊 

    1 - Can your site create searchable databases?  If so, how do I do that?

    Although we don't have that kind of feature, perhaps you can use a report instead to allow others to search through your Submission Data. The HTML Table Listing Report and Grid Listing Report would probably fit your needs.

    Related guides:

    How-to-Create-a-Grid-Listing-Report

    How-to-Create-an-HTML-Table-Listing-Report

    Otherwise, if this is solely meant for you, as the account owner, then you may search through your Submission Data from the Submissions Page.

    Complete guide: How-to-View-Form-Submissions 

    2 - When creating a form such as a membership form, can the information be automatically entered into an excel spreadsheet each time the form is completed?

    This question has been moved to a separate thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/1075595 

    We'll have it addressed there shortly.