How can I automate this process?

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    khaidin
    Asked on November 11, 2017 at 05:16 PM

    How can i make this widget 100% automatically?

    I have intergrated my form with google spreadsheet. But i cannot use that google spreadsheet in my google drive account to lookup data. So I need to download it and save it in .xlsx.

    Is there is any solution for that?



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget

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    Jim_R
    Answered on November 11, 2017 at 07:46 PM

    From how I understood it, you wanted to automate the process below:

    JotForm > Google Spreadsheet > save as Excel > import to Spreadsheet to Form Widget

    Sadly, this can't be done technically speaking. The process needs to be user-initiated. The Spreadsheet to Form Widget can only be setup in a way that the form owner will upload an Excel File to the widget wizard. Only then will the widget have a way to query/lookup data from a sheet.

    Related guide: How-to-Use-the-Spreadsheet-to-Form-Widget 

    In case we misunderstood your question, just get back to us with a bit more info and a clearer description of what you're trying to do so we can better assist you.

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    khaidin
    Answered on November 11, 2017 at 10:43 PM
    The part "save as excell"... can the data be update automatically?
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    khaidin
    Answered on November 11, 2017 at 10:43 PM
    Let me give you an example.
    My customer fill in the rental form. So i want to create lookup function by
    their id number..
    So i already have existing customer data in google spreadsheet. But this
    google spreadsheet cannot be upload in jotform..
    It need to be download as excell first.. then upload in jotform.
    So how can i make data in excell update automatically everytime new
    customer enter the data?
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    BDAVID
    Answered on November 11, 2017 at 11:40 PM

    That is not possible, we do not have an automatic feature that will pull data from a database. What you can do is to hire a developer that can create you the proper script solution to pull data from your own database, and also forward any new entry to it. 

    I assume that your developer will need to download your form's full source code: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form 

    Here is an example on how to forward data to your own database using MySQL and PHP: https://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP