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    Feature Request: Expose the Submissions History as a Secure Web Service

    Asked by estaylorco on December 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Hello Support:

    With a graceful-degrade now in place for when JavaScript is disabled (if you go to http://www.cgpaint.com/contact.html, disable JavaScript, and then refresh, you'll see it), I'm dealing with two different approaches to submission history: JotForm's and Tectite's.

    It would be nice if I could connect to a secure "Submissions History" web service and issue GETs against the service.  I could bring that data under our roof using RunMyProcess (which we use as our BPM) on an automated basis, together with the data from Tectite's CSV system for saving submissions, and unify them there.

    JotForm offers a Unique ID field.  So does Techtite.  I've implemented these features in each of the products, which I can use to distinguish from which system the submission came.

    Submissions History data would move around under HTTPS.

    Thank you.

    Eric

    Page URL:
    http://www.cgpaint.com/contact.html

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on December 11, 2012 at 02:28 AM

    Hello Eric.  I'm not sure if I'm understanding correctly what you wish to do.  If you wish to get the data that had been submitted already, you can get the CSV data which can be generated and downloaded on the submissions page.

    For your next coming submissions, you can set your form to make a POST data submission to your custom Thank You URL.  Then on your Thank you page, you will need to capture the array that can process the information to your database. 

    Please let us know if you need further clarification on this or this or if there is something I'm misunderstanding.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by estaylorco on December 11, 2012 at 01:57 PM

    Hi liyam,

    I'm aware of the download options, but they require human intervention.  A secure web service would allow for consuming the data by, say, a process.

    I'll have to look into the security issues of POST data to the Thank You URL.

    I'm going to stick to my feature request of Secure Web Service for Submissions History.

    Thank you.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM

    Hi Eric,

    If you integrate the form to Google Doc Spreadsheet, the resulting submissions will submit a copy to google docs. Would this service be enough to consume the data thru your process?

    Please share to us your comment about this.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by estaylorco on December 12, 2012 at 05:03 PM

    Hi jonathan,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back.  I was exploring your suggestion.

    Yes, that would work for now.  And RunMyProcess integrates exceptionally wall with Google Spreadsheet.

    Thank you.

    Eric