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    Sending form data to an external database

    Asked by popoydotcom on May 10, 2017 at 07:20 AM

    Hi. We are planning to integrate the sending of data to our own database via PHP/MYSQL. Question is our form would include some IMAGE attachments (JPG, PNG)  from users filling-up the form. Would the IMAGE attachments be included as well when we forward them to our own database?


    Thank you

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    Answered by Helen on May 10, 2017 at 08:44 AM


    Thank you for contacting us.

    Do you want form's submission data to be saved in your own database as well? Please note that there is no built-in feature to send submission data to your own database but with a little workaround, it is possible to achieve your requirement. There are actually multiple options available to send your submission data to the database:

    You can enable "Send Post Data" in your form preferences and then redirect to your own thank you page where you can read the submission data and save it in your own database. The following guide should help you:  http://www.jotform.com/help/213-Send-POST-Data-From-JotForm-Using-PHP-in-Custom-Thank-You-Page 

    You can also take advantage of our Zapier integration app as well. Take a look at here: http://apps.jotform.com/app/zapier_ integration  You may also like to check this which should help you: https://zapier.com/zapbook/jotform/mysql/4061/add-jotform-submissions-to-mysql/ 

    Also, if you are advance user with a bit of know-how on PHP programming, you can check this user guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

    Yes, you can send your image field data to your database with using PHP/MySQL.

    If you have any questions or issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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    Answered by popoydotcom on May 10, 2017 at 08:51 AM

    Yes this is the answer I'm looking for thank you for the in-depth explanation.