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 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.