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JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

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    Is it possible to only post data to our website/database?

    Asked by seanmaher on May 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    We have some sensitive data that we'd only like to reside on our servers (i.e. not on jotform servers).  I just started playing around with jotform, but it's not clear to me whether form data is always submitted to jotform.  Since the number of submissions are tracked, i assume some data must be sent to jotform on submission, but we'd like to only send the minimal info necessary for tracking, and not send the form data itself.  Hope that's clear enough...

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mliz on May 26, 2011 at 08:40 AM


    With the use of Send Post feature you can store the data on your server however this
    is also saved as a submission in your JotForm account.
    All data submitted via JotForm is recorded as submissions in the account.
    What you can do is to regularly download  submissions and then delete
    them from your account.

    To see how Send Post works:
    1. Create a "test.php" on your site and put this code in it:
    <? print_r($_POST); ?>
    2. Go to "Setup & Share" -> "Thank You" -> "Custom URL" and
       enter http://domain.com/test.php
    3. Enable the "Send Post Data" (Preferences -> Advanced Settings)
    4. Save and submit your form.

    If you wish to completely take control of the data and host JotForm on your own server
    you can do so by getting one of the license JotForm solution:

    Let us know if you have further questions.


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    Answered by khrisell on July 04, 2013 at 05:54 PM

    We are happy to announce that we have released Jotform Webhooks,  this feature would replace Send Post Data + Custom URL Thank You Page workaround in order to help you transfer forms data to your own database using your own script codes.

    To know more about Jotform Webhooks, please click here.


    Thank you for using JotForm. :)