Feature: Retain original file name in dropbox instead of ID when using No Folders.

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    Asked on October 16, 2013 at 03:07 PM

    Could I have an option to omit the ID prefix in the filename after an uploaded file from a form is delivered to Dropbox whilst using the 'No Folder' option. I would appreciate if the original filename can be preserved when selecting no folder under Folder Name and Extended Folder Name as I receive several hundred images a month submited and then are all named correctly for filing. They are then collected by a 3rd party judge and it is a lot of work f I then have to rename them all and remove the numeric ID created by JotForm.

    Can you please make this a higher priority to enable this feature as it is obviously possible given naming can be preserved when you create new folders.


    Thank you

    Philip Green


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    Answered on October 16, 2013 at 05:07 PM


    I'm afraid that the reason why it is not possible preserve the original file name is to avoid possibles duplicated file name  errors while uploading to the same dropbox directory for example: 2 users uploading images files with the same filename,  the submission ID prefix is useful  when relating  the files with the pdf document containing the form fields data.

    I'll forward your request to our feature request list, I cannot commit if this feature will be implemented or not, but you can be sure that our developer team will read this message.

    As soon as we get news about it status we will let you know.


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    Answered on October 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Hi there! Of course this is possible, we can give you an option not append the ID to the filename.
    But as one of my colleague said, it will overwrite any previous file with the same name.

    I hope you're aware with that issue in any case. We will let you know as soon as I have an update to this. I'll add it to my list :)



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    Answered on February 03, 2016 at 04:49 PM

    Was this resolved?

    How about the original file name AND the ID?

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    Answered on February 04, 2016 at 12:53 AM


    We will answer your inquiry here http://www.jotform.com/answers/764199.