Can I use the PDF attachment in Zapier?

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    Asked on November 16, 2017 at 06:26 AM

    Is it possible to pass to Zapier the PDF Attachment that includes the form data?


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    Answered on November 16, 2017 at 09:18 AM

    You can use the file uploader field in order to receive pdf attachment from customers as you can find detailed information at the following guide: 

    After, you can integrate your form by using Zapier to the main application in order to send the PDF.

    Besides, which application will you integrate your form by using Zapier? Because Zapier is a 3rd party application that establishes the integration.

    It is very important to know that which field corresponds to receive the PDF in the integrated application? Some apps can hold the pdf data and some cannot. This is totally related to the integrated application. 

    I hope this information helps.

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    Answered on November 16, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    I don't mean the PDF uploaded by customers, but the document that JotForm generates with all the data from form and attach it in the notification mail. I do not know if I explain myself correctly...

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    Answered on November 16, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    May I know what application you want to integrate to JotForm using Zapier?

    We have a direct Google Drive integration that can achieve what you're trying to do. Once the user submitted the form, it will pass the PDF version of the submission to the Google Drive. Here's a screenshot:


    Here's a guide on how to integrate your form with Google Drive:

    Also, you can try contacting Zapier Support for more information. 

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    Answered on November 17, 2017 at 03:01 AM

    yes! I'm using the Google Drive integration for other purpose and it is working great!

    Let me explain better. I want to integrate the Form with Airtable. I want to add a record on airtable for each submission form and I would like to include this PDF. I have an attachment field on the Airtable table but I guess that JotForm don't pass this PDF to Zapier. Is that possible?

    I could make a Zap with a step for adding the record without the file, then another step for detecting a new file added on Google Drive (with Google Drive integration), another for finding the record on Airtable and finailly update the record uploading the file. But they are too many steps!

    Any ideas?

    Thank you all!

    ps: excuse me for my bad english

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    Answered on November 17, 2017 at 04:08 AM

    Unfortunately, we do not have direct integration to Airtable. You can only integrate your form with Airtable by using a 3rd party app such as Zapier: 

    I've cloned your form named "LS Online Desk" on my side in order to test the Airtable integration by using Zapier. I've seen that unfortunately, it's not possible to send whole submission PDF. The Airtable integration by Zapier only matches the form fields with Airtable fields one by one as seen below:

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    Besides, you can both integrate your form with Google Drive and Airtable. 

    I hope this solution helps. Please try it and let us know if you need any further assistance.