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    Google Spreadsheet Integration keeps breaking

    Asked by Dlbuck on December 13, 2012 at 04:19 PM

    I am trying to setup a google spreadsheet to collect all of my form submissions. As I was testing I noted that new forms were not being added.

    I conducted some tests by disabeling and then re-initializing the google spreadsheet integration. Each time I can get the existant forms (ones submittied before integration) to populate in the spreadsheet, but whenever I submit a new form they do not show up in the spreadsheet.

    How long is population of newly submitted forms supposed to take? I am getting the email almost instantly. I've waited about 10 minutes between tests for the spreadsheet.

    Now, before doing this I had set up integration and then added some of the fields in my form. I have old form/records that were created before those changes.

    Also, I tried deleting submissions and editing submissions directly from JotForm as well as on the spreadsheet. But all of those tests were on previous integrations. As I said I have disabled and re-initiated the integration with a new folder and spreadsheet name and everything. I was careful not to mess with anything and STILL new form submissions don't show up in the spreadsheet.

    I am not sure how it is supposed to work, but if I am not able to manually edit my spreadsheet to remove/edit incorrect submissions AND if the edits/deletions made directly on JotForm do not percolate down to the spreadsheet this will cause a problem (byond the current problem in which it is just not working at all... which I am willing to admit I did something stupid... I just don't know what).

    Thanks for the help.

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    Answered by fxr on December 13, 2012 at 04:58 PM


    Firstly, lets see if we can find an explanation for why new submissions are not showing up on your google spreadsheet.

    Do you have the integration currently set up showing the 4 existing submissions?

    If, so can you please try do a test submission from this URL for your form and let me know if it gets added to your googledoc?

    @ http://www.jotform.us/form/23460556838158

    ( it should generally take no more than a couple of minutes for the submission to pull through to your form )

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    Answered by Dlbuck on December 14, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    I tried submissing using the linke provided. Nothing showed up after about 10 minutes. So I de-activated the Spreadsheet integration and then set it up fresh, again. Just like last time, it successfully initalizes a new SpreadSheet and puts all the previously submitted forms (in this case there were 6 existing, I added a test and a real submission since the first post)

    However, after submitting a test form (again using the link you provided above) nothing happens. I now have 7 submissions on my form, but only 6 entries on my spreadsheet.

    I did not alter anything on either JotForm's side or the google side. I did not even open up the spreadsheet this time until after the first test submission.

    I have done this deactivate/reactivate thing 5 or 6 times now, each time same problem.

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    Answered by fxr on December 14, 2012 at 04:09 AM


    I have worked out the issue with your form.

    In the matrix field, it does not like the > signs you are using. it just be pulling through as a HTML or special character and breaking the integration.


    Can you please change the 3 matrix row labels and remove this symbol?

    e.g I change them to the below this on a cloned form and everything is working as expected.

    Can you give that a go and let us know how you get on?



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    Answered by Dlbuck on December 14, 2012 at 02:35 PM

    Yes, that seems to have fixed it, I am now getting updates properly. Yay.

    I have some other questions about Spreadsheet integration and proper procedure for updating form that had wrong information on them... but I'll post that to another question once I finish testing.



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    Answered by donadioj on December 21, 2012 at 03:56 AM

    I have the exact same proplem, but I'm not using any > < symbols.  Perhaps there's another character it doesn't like?  


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on December 21, 2012 at 06:36 AM


    Please post this inquiry to another thread so we can focus on your issue.




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    Answered by graceming on December 21, 2012 at 09:03 PM

    i am also having this issue. i can re-integrate without any problems; all submissions up to the point of any integration will then feed in. but, no new submissions will populate the spreadsheet after that. i don't have any symbols in my form either (like donadioj, above)...



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on December 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Hello, graceming. can you start a new thread for this so we can look into your form's case properly?