Jot Form API????

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    Asked on June 06, 2011 at 09:26 AM

    I just wanted to say that you Auto Complete feature is exactly what I need for my business. I have tested every good Form Company out there, and Jot Forms is the ONLY company that has the Auto Complete feature.

    However you don't have an API. I Need an API to send each form submissions details to my lead distribution software. So I will continue to use another form builder until Jot Forms has an API.

    Just thought I would let you know.

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    Answered on June 06, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Thank you for your feedback. We have the API in the works and we hope to release it within this year. Can you tell me exactly which API calls/features/functions of your current provider do you use? This would help us make sure we do not miss any important API features.

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    Answered on July 18, 2011 at 08:19 PM

    We have the same issue, we would like to forward the form submission data to our software system.   We can use just about any format would do... basically we would like the ability to send the attribute value pairs from the form to one of our API services.   Any format would do: CSV, JSON, XML, EDI...

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    Answered on July 19, 2011 at 02:41 AM


    I can offer two workarounds for you. The first one is by creating a csv report for your form. You can then feed the csv url to your software to have new submissions forwarded on your system.

    To create a csv report:

    1.  Go to My Forms
    2.  Click on the form that you want to create a report of
    3.  Click the Reports button in the toolbar
    4.  Choose CSV Report in the Reports Wizard
    5.  Check all fields that you want to include in the csv report
    6.  Copy the url provided by the wizard

    Alternatively, you may configure your form to send the submissions post data to a custom php page which will then dump the information onto your own database.

    To configure your form to send post data:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  Click the Preferences button
    3.  Click Advanced Settings tab
    4.  Select Yes in the Send Post Data dropdown


    To set your custom PHP page as the Thank You url:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed
    2.  Click Thank You button
    3.  Select Custom URL then click Next
    4.  Enter the URL of your php page then click Finish

    For starters, you may use this php code to learn about the structure of your form's post data:



    Let us know if any of these help. Thank you and have a good one!


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    Answered on December 07, 2012 at 05:41 PM

    Is the API done yet?

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    Answered on December 07, 2012 at 06:25 PM


    Unfortunately it is not yet released. We understand your eagerness to rush into this, but sorry to say we can not provide a specific date to when it will be rolled out. Rest assured, we'll inform you here as soon as this feature has been implemented. Thank you so much for your understanding.

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    Answered on June 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    We have just released the beta version of JotForm API. Here are the docs:

    You can use webhooks feature for that. 

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    Answered on July 03, 2013 at 08:36 PM

    We are very proud to announce that our amazing team of developers have released Jotform Webhooks, please find out about it here