Automatically delete submissions after a specified time limit

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    Asked on September 12, 2013 at 01:35 PM

    I would like to configure one of my forms to automatically delete submissions after a day or two. How do I set this up?

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    Answered on September 12, 2013 at 02:38 PM

    Thanks for contacting us.

    Actually that's not possible to do currently. However I have forwarded your inquiry to our feature request list. If the implementation of this option is possible, or if our dev team has available information about this, you will get the update via this thread.


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    Answered on September 13, 2013 at 03:50 AM

    BTW, just to understand how this works, may I ask why do you need to delete submissions after a time limit?

    Because, let's say we have this feature and you've set it up for deleting submissions after a day. But you've forgot to read your submissions and poof! they're gone after 1 day.

    Wouldn't it be frustrating?

    This is an interesting but risky feature. If you'd show us an example case, it's more likely we'd get it to our feature request list.


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    Answered on May 19, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    I would like this feature. Our form is a lunch pre-ordering system for the day. So instead of having to teach catering staff how to remove submissions that we have iframed into our intranet it removes itself.
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    Answered on May 19, 2014 at 12:34 PM


    I moved your question to a new thread so we can be more efficient.


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    Answered on May 21, 2014 at 02:34 PM

    We also need this answer. 

    We have a newspaper where does inclusion of ads, which had been online 

    for 14 days, after that should be deleted automatically. 


    I await the response. 


    thank you

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    Answered on March 10, 2015 at 08:32 AM

    Hi Jotform,

    I have a case for you.  I use JotForm to collec

    t team feedback.  Those feedback is then collected by my internal automation.  We do this to comply with data retention rules, so everything needs to be deleted from external systems(JotForm) within 7 days. 

    1. form link is sent to user

    2. user complete form and returns

    3. automation collects the data and stores within case state inside of internal sharepoint

    4. **needed** remove all entries 7 days in the past


    That would be the process.


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    Answered on March 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Hello Ryan

    I moved your question to a new thread so it can be forwarded to our developers: 

    Let us know if we can assist you further.