Dropbox integration: Is there a way to have each information from the form to be filed automatically without creating the Form folder first?

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    Asked on November 09, 2013 at 06:45 AM

    Presently, the Dropbox integration works well.


    So far, I've noticed that for every form completed by a person, Dropbox creates within the Jotform folder a new folder labelled with the Form's name. Then, it creates another sub folder within the Form folder under the person's name and/or unique ID number.


    I am fine with this but what I'd like is that each time a person completes Form A, Dropbox does not create constantly a new folder called 'Form A' for each person completing a form.


    What I'd like to see is for the person completing 'Form A' will have their information go directly into Jotform< Form A folder without having to create another new 'Form A' folder.  


    So if I have 10 persons completing my form, I'll have 10 persons with 'Form A' folder name, then I'll have to go into each of this folder to find their respecctive folders under their name or unique ID.


    Please help.

    Many thanks

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    Answered on November 09, 2013 at 11:00 AM


    I'm not sure if I understand your preference, but let me explain that our Dropbox integrations works like this:

    Dropbox Folder > Main Form Folder > Submission Folder

    Main Form Folder: This could be the name of your form. In the integration wizard, you can always change this.

    Submission Folder: You can leave this empty so that form submissions will go directly to your Main Form Folder. OR, you can select any from your form field as the folder name.


    Dropbox will always create a new folder for every submission inside the Main Form Folder Name.

    What I have understood is that you don't want to override files to a specific folder when new submission is uploaded to Dropbox? If it has the same name, you do not want it to get stacked into the same folder? Do you want it to create a separate folder? 

    Please check this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/77-Upload-to-Dropbox-with-JotForm. Please navigate to the section for Managing Dropbox Integration. You can see in the Management Sectio, you have the ability to set "Extended Folder Name", can you please check if that somehow address your inquiry?