Is there a way to download the filled Original PDfs?

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    fundmo1
    Asked on June 17, 2020 at 12:36 AM

    Is there a way to download the filled Original PDfs? I have tried using the getSubmissionPDF API message and have had no success. Help.

    https://www.jotform.com/server.php?action=getSubmissionPDF&sid=xxxxxxx&direct=1

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    Patrick_R
    Answered on June 17, 2020 at 04:10 AM

    Hi! Yes, there is a way to download PDF Submission Reports directly using a plain URL.

    :: The format of this URL is as follows ::
    https://www.jotform.com/server.php?action=getSubmissionPDF&sid=[SUBMISSION-ID]&formID=[FORM-ID]

    If you know the Submission ID and the Form ID, then you should be able to download the PDF Submission reports.

    Also, there is a privacy setting titled "Require log-in to see submissions". If this setting is enabled, then the PDF direct link will only work in the browsers from which the form owner is logged in. In other words, this setting only enables the form owner to download Submission PDFs.

    If you want the PDF link to work regardless of the form owner session, then you'll have to disable this setting.

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    You can change this setting from this link: https://www.jotform.com/myaccount/settings

    I hope this helps. If you have any further queries, let us know.

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    fundmo1
    Answered on June 17, 2020 at 09:43 AM

    Hi Patrick,


    I tried the URL above. I attached a snippet image of the download below. I need to download the "filled Original PDfs", not the PDF Submission Reports. So, when I use this URL, I get the picture below, rather than the PDF I have filled in. Is there something missing in the URL or possibly another setting?

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    BJoanna
    Answered on June 17, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    It is not possible to download the Original PDF using links. I saw that you already requested a possibility to download the Original PDF using links, on this support ticket https://www.jotform.com/answers/2363815 and that your request was forwarded to our developers. If there is any update you will be informed on that ticket. 

    For now, I can only suggest you to download the Original PDF from the PDF Editor.