How can I get a currently submission Id at the moment that I clicked submit through API?

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    Asked on August 13, 2018 at 07:42 PM

    I try to get submission id  at the moment that I clicked submit button through API. However, what I got from API is the list of submissions. I do not know which one is the form currently submitted. I could sort submission list by the last day modified but in the case that multiple people submit the form same time, it does not work well.

    Could you tell me how I get submission Id right the time I clicked submit button?

    p/s:   I do not want to get any information from my email by my code. 

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    Answered on August 13, 2018 at 08:59 PM

    I recommend you check our API Documentation. For the submission ID, you will see the GET, POST and Delete method. Here's the link:


    If you have any issues, please contact our API team at

    We also have Webhooks here in Jotform, please check the guides below:


    Hope that helps. Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.

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    Answered on August 14, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Thank you for your help, but the API you linked appears to only deal with the contents of a submission when given a submission ID. In this case, I would need to know the submission ID before using the API. What I need is the ability to get the submission ID immediately after submitting a form.

    For example, upon submitting a form (creating a new submission), I want to retrieve the ID of that specific submission without needing to parse the list of all the submissions for that form.

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    Answered on August 14, 2018 at 01:34 PM

    You could try using send post data to thank you page, and then use some PHP script to parse that particular submission's ID, you can check this test form, feel free to submit it:

    The data will be like this:

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    Could something like that work for you?

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    Answered on August 14, 2018 at 03:45 PM

    That works, thank you so much!

    One more question: Is there a method in the API that will repopulate the fields of a form with the answers from a given submission?
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    Answered on August 14, 2018 at 05:23 PM

    We will answer your other question here