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    What are the database options?

    Asked by Brandi on August 05, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Hello!

     

    We are looking to create two things: a form for collecting data and a web-searchable database that we can display via our own webpage.  Do you offer any tools that could help with this project?

     

    --Brandi

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on August 05, 2012 at 03:38 PM

    Hi Brandi,

    For that, we have an article in our guide -How-to-Insert-or-update-form-submissions-to-your-MySQL-database-using-PHP .It does require knowledge of PHP and MySQL

    You can also download as CSV the form's submission reports. Then, afterwards you can easily import the downloaded data into your database. Example, you can download all CSV into a pre-define locatin or folder, then use cron or scheduled tasks (MSSQL or MySQL have such tools) to automatically parse the files/data into the database.

    Hope the idea help in some way. Please inform us if you have further inquiry.

    Thanks.