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    Multiple file upload - file attachments

    Asked by kyle on September 06, 2012 at 08:14 PM


    So im having a huge issue that is a deal breaker for using your service if i can't figure out a solution for my client, but i really like jotform.

    I created a form for them that has the multiple file upload at the bottom. So it works great, but once they recieve all the files there is no way for them to download all the attachments at once.

    This client will have about 100 people emailing attachments everyday, each with multiple photos. If they had to click every single photo link then it just wouldnt work.

    Is there any solution?

    If not can i hire to create this solution?



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    Answered by fxr on September 06, 2012 at 08:18 PM

    Unfortunately, there isnt a way to roll up multiple uploads in one package that someone could download. 

    Would it not be possible to ask form users to zip up the files that they want to upload and then to upload the zip archive?

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    Answered by wtfmancmon on September 06, 2012 at 08:23 PM

    we could ask them that, but were dealing with contractors here who are most likely computer illiterate. I was excited that there was a file size maximum, but this kills it because of how many times my client would have to click to download each day alone.

    Is there not a way to have them send like normal attachments? like if i sent my friend 3 emails, yahoo gives me the option to download all at once ya know?

    can i pay you to have this done?

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    Answered by wtfmancmon on September 06, 2012 at 08:25 PM

    or are you aware of a third party file uploader that could integrate somehow with your forms?

    This one touts its integration ability  http://codecanyon.net/item/ajax-multi-upload-for-wordpress/144658

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    Answered by fxr on September 06, 2012 at 08:49 PM

    We have recently added filepicker.io integration -> http://www.jotform.com/blog/61-Filepicker-io-JotForm-Let-Your-Users-Upload-Files-From-the-Cloud

    But, I am not sure if it will meet your particular needs. 

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    Answered by seaserpent on January 28, 2015 at 04:17 PM

    Resurrecting this topic. Is there any possibility of adding a zip feature into the file uploader? I've seen this elsewhere, but can't think of where immediately. In other words, Jotform uploader would automatically zip all files added to it and actually upload only one zip file.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on January 28, 2015 at 05:34 PM

    @seaserpent, your question will be addressed on this thread to give you better support.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on June 29, 2016 at 09:33 AM


    We are pleased to inform you that you can now have the file uploads as attachments in your email alerts. You can learn more about it on this blog post https://www.jotform.com/blog/223-New-Feature-Get-Uploaded-Files-as-Email-Attachments  

    We hope you will like it.

    Thank you.