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    Can I send submission data to my local database?

    Asked by ccoinsight on October 23, 2012 at 04:41 AM

    i have created a jotform, I am very happy with it. i just want to conect the jotform to my local database. 

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    Answered by fxr on October 23, 2012 at 05:01 AM


    Yes, we have a guide that should help you with this here


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    Answered by ccoinsight on October 23, 2012 at 05:06 AM
    Is it possible to send me the coding that I have to put using my form for the same.
    Thanks and regards,
    Rajesh Kapoor
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    Answered by fxr on October 23, 2012 at 05:08 AM

    You just need to modify the code in the guide to suit the format your form and database fields. 

    Try working through the guide and let us know if you run into any problems or have any questions. 

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    Answered by ccoinsight on October 23, 2012 at 05:57 AM
    Do I have to make any changes to the codes of my form that I have with you ?
    Where do I have to save the coding that is in your guide ?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Rodjit on October 23, 2012 at 07:31 AM


    My colleague will be in touch with you sooner.


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    Answered by jeanettebmz on October 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    That guide is based on this form,

    So to answer your first question: yes, you will have to customize your PHP code and MySQL database structure  according to your particular form.

    The coding is a server side script, so it should be saved into a server running both PHP/MySQl services.

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    Answered by khrisell on July 05, 2013 at 01:22 AM
    We are happy to announce that we have released Jotform Webhooks,  this feature would replace Send Post Data + Custom URL Thank You Page workaround in order to help you transfer forms data to your own database using your own script codes.

    To know more about Jotform Webhooks, please click here.


    Thank you for using JotForm. :)

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    Answered by Daniel Lewis  on January 07, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Two questions:


    Is there a way to only send submission data to a local database (and not send it to JotForm's database)?


    Can I send submission data from JotForm to both a local database and elsewhere (e.g., WebMerge via Zapier)?


    Thank you,


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    Answered by Ben on January 07, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Hi Daniel,

    This being an older thread I have moved each of your questions to a new thread.

    You can see the thread for the first question here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/491659

    You can see the thread for the second question here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/491660

    We will be replying to both of them shortly.

    Best Regards,