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    When i submit form data I want to capture the data in my database as well. Can this work?

    Asked by Deon J on July 14, 2012 at 02:35 PM

    When i upload documents using ur JofForm widget. I want capture the variables entered or selected into my websites data. Is there a way I can do this?

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    Answered by gori-mathew on July 14, 2012 at 04:22 PM


    There is no automatic method of passing form data onto an external database, due to a simple reason -- not all databases and forms are created equal.

    I guess it can be made possible but would require creation of an extremely intricate (probably requiring more that 10 steps) form-to-database wizard -- something which JotForm does not have right now.

    What we can offer you now is the option to manually export form submissions to an Excel or CSV file. It is also possible to create a live and updated Excel report.

    You may also take a look at our Google Docs integration. In a nutshell, it is the same as the live Excel report, the difference being that the spreadsheet resides on your Google Docs account so it is easier to share to your colleagues.

    As for displaying form submissions - we actually have solutions for it, albeit simple and non-customizable.

    Here's an example: https://sites.google.com/site/gbsampler101/

    Please refer to this guide for more information:


    Kindly notify us if you need further information on any of the solutions I suggested.

    Thank you very much for you interest in our product!