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    Possible to transfer all submissions associated with a form into one single folder in Dropbox?

    Asked by PerAndersson on November 01, 2013 at 05:09 AM

    Hi,

    I like the Dropbox integration, i.e. when the data fields in a submitted Jotform form are transferred into a file (in the"Jotform" folder) in my Dropbox folder.

    However, is it possible to transfer all the submissions associated with a certain form into one single Dropbox file, i.e. not just the latest one? It is nice when each submission ends up in one file each in Dropbox, but I can see a great advantage if not just the latest one, but also all the previous submissions for that particular form, end up in the same Dropbox file (preferably in the form of a table with suitable layout). That would be great for making to-do lists etc. which are automatically transferred into Dropbox.

    Hope you understand my question. Thanks in advance for your help.

    BR

    Per Andersson

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Page URL:
    http://www.jotformpro.com/form/33037334186957

    Submissions dropbox all submissions JotForm style
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on November 01, 2013 at 06:27 AM

    Hi,

    Do you mean, to transfer or upload an existing submissions to your Dropbox Account and into a single folder after the integration? Is that what you mean?

    So let say, our current format is:

    Jotform > Form Name > Submission Folder > PDF File + Uploaded Files

    You want it to be:

    Jotform > Form Name > PDF File + Uploaded Files

    or

    Jotform > PDF File + Uploaded Files

     

    Which one? Please let us know. We can certainly forward this to our developers as a future enhancement request, but we'd like to know if this is what you mean. We would also appreciate if you can add further details.

    Thanks

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    Answered by Per Andersson on November 01, 2013 at 06:53 AM

    Hi and thanks for your reply,

    I will try and explain with an example:

    Suppose I have a Jotform with two questions: "Thing to do" and "Time limit" (i.e. to make a list of things I need to do within certain time limits).

    When I come up with something I need to do, I enter the Jotform and fill out my form, for example with "Buy milk" and "November 2". 

    When I submit this form, there will be a pdf document sent to my Dropbox folder. OK, so far so good.

    Now, if I come up with more things later which I need to do, i just fill out the same Jotform a second time, a third time etc., and submit the form each time. And each submission ends up in its own file, in its own folder, in Dropbox, right?

    For me, this is not optimal. I would like to be able to get all my submissions (i.e. "Buy milk", and the subsequent submissions) into one single document in my Dropbox folder. In this way, I can get my to-do-list in one single document, not several documents. And of course, the best would be if it was in Excel format, because then I could use the Excel functions for filtering data etc.

    Hope you understand :-) Please let me know if you have further comments!

    Thanks, Per

     

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on November 01, 2013 at 08:04 AM

    Hi Per,

    Unfortunately, that is not possible with our current Dropbox Integration. Every submission will be added into a new folder with a separate PDF file for each.

    Your requirements are possible with our Google Spreadsheet Integration: Google Spreadsheet Integration. All your form submissions including the existing ones will be forwarded into a single sheet created by the integration. You can then install Google Drive to your Computer and access the file from the computer.

    We also have an alternative for obtaining your submissions into a single location:

    1. Create HTML Table Listing Report: How to create an HTML Table Listing Report?

    2. Create Grid Listing Report: How to create a Grid Listing report?

     

    You can also try our new App Excel2Dropbox App: http://apps.jotform.com/app/excel2dropbox

     

    Thanks