Is it possible to upload files through forms?

  • Profile Image
    adunbar2
    Asked on February 20, 2018 at 01:46 PM

    Hello,

    We would like to create a form that users can attach multiple attachments. Where do you store attachments? How can user and admin view attachments? Is there a limit in size or number of attachments?

    Can form have a user login so that user can come back to their session and get a snapshot of the attachments they have submitted?

    Is there a template I can use for this?

    Thanks,
    Clarissa

    Note: Attached are our nursing CAP requirements, our users (nurses) submit multiple documents and we would like to create a site that they can view their attachments as well as a checklist on what has been submitted.

  • Profile Image
    david
    Answered on February 20, 2018 at 02:36 PM

    It is indeed possible to create file upload forms and it is rather simple to do so.  Here if more information on file upload forms:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/332-How-to-Create-File-Upload-Forms

    Here is more information on size limitations and such:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/33-Changing-the-File-Upload-Size-Limit

  • Profile Image
    adunbar2
    Answered on February 20, 2018 at 03:18 PM

    Can we establish user login for each use of the site? I read forum on saving but only upto 3 months. Can user get in their own account and be able to view and edit their submissions including uploads at any time?

  • Profile Image
    david
    Answered on February 20, 2018 at 03:21 PM

    If you want to share access to forms with other accounts, they can be added as sub-users:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/232-How-to-Share-Forms-with-a-Sub-Account-User

    If you simply want to allow users to return to their specific submission to update it, you can send them an edit submission link:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/40-How-to-Let-Users-Update-Their-Form-Submissions-at-a-Later-Date

  • Profile Image
    adunbar2
    Answered on February 20, 2018 at 04:28 PM

    Thanks. Also, can I limit the file uploads to just word or PDF format?

  • Profile Image
    david
    Answered on February 20, 2018 at 04:30 PM

    Yes, it is possible to limit the file upload types.  Here is our guide on how that can be done:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/29-How-to-Change-the-Allowed-File-Types-in-the-Upload-Field

  • Profile Image
    adunbar2
    Answered on February 20, 2018 at 04:31 PM

    Thank you so much for your fast responses.