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    Continuous problems with Google Spreadsheet integration

    Asked by Dlbuck on December 15, 2012 at 03:00 PM

    I am trying to get my form to automatically update to a Google Spreadsheet. I don't know what I am doing wrong but I have contacted support twice already for issues related to this.

    First support was helpufl and informed me I had some incompatable characters in my form ("<") and those were removed. After doing that I tested it and it worked.

    Then there were some strange things happening when I edited submissions, however when I tested it did still update the spreadsheet, so I can work around that.

    Now I deleted all my test submissions and setup a new integration and I am back to new form submissions not percolating down to the spreadsheet. I don't know what changed, it was working when I tested it yesterday, and I didn't introduce any new characters.

    Currently I have 4 submissions on Jot Form, but only 2 in my spreadsheet from when I initalized it. One of those submissions was a test I just performed.

    I am beginning to lose trust that Google Spreadsheet integration will preform reliably. On a side note, I am recieving the email confirmations reliably.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 15, 2012 at 05:38 PM


    Can you please describe more on the process you did? I could not reproduce a similar issue when I tested the integration using your form.

    These are the steps I did:

    1. Cloned your form

    2. Integrate the form to my google docs account

    3. Test submission -- success (2x submission in GDocs for 2x submission test)

    4. Remove integration, the change a field (I change a question in matrix field)

    5. Integrate again to Gdocs

    6. Test submission -- success (it now has 3 submission in GDocs, 1x + 2x previous submission)


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    Answered by guest_23505304862045 on December 16, 2012 at 03:02 PM


    I am still having the problem. I don't know how to clone my form but on the origional I removed integration and then initiated integration again with a new spreadsheet. Submitted again, same problem. No update to Spreadsheet.

    The only things I can think of:

    1) you referred to google docs. Just to be clear, I am trying to integrate with google spreadsheet, not a word-like document.

    2) I have previous submisions still attached to my JotForm web account that were from a slightly different version of the form.

    I don't get it. I asked another question the other day when this was broken and they said I had an html character in the form that I removed. It was working after that, then when i re-set the integration (after removing all my test submissions from the web-data of my forms) it stopped. I didn't make any change to the form.

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    Answered by fxr on December 16, 2012 at 03:46 PM

    If the form has been changed this is going to cause problems with the integration as the form fields are not going to match up.


    I have cloned your form and it works perfectly.


    If you are happy this is the FINAL version of your form, please clone the form and start the whole thing from a fresh start.

    This article describes how to clone a form:



    I am confident that this integration will work fine; its editing of the form fields after the integration has been setup & submissions have been recieved that is going to cause problems.

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    Answered by Dlbuck on December 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM

    Aweome. After cloneing it seems to be working. Thank you for the help

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM

    We are glad to know all is working now. Please contact us again anytime should you have other inquiry.