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    Where does form data in a Google Drive linked form reside?

    Asked by David Curry  on January 07, 2014 at 04:27 PM

    Our HR department has created a JotForm that is linked to a Google Drive spreadsheet. They are under the impression that the data is ONLY stored in the Google document, whereas the way I read things on your site, the data is still kept in the JotForms database on your server, and then its also pushed to Google.

    Could you please confirm the way it works?



    David A. Curry

    Director of Information Security

    The New School

    New York, NY

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on January 07, 2014 at 06:12 PM

    Hi Dave,

    Yes, the data is always stored to Jotform servers, and a copy of it is sent to the 3rd party service where your form is integrated e.g. Google Drive. However, you can always delete your form submissions with files attached on it to delete the data on the Jotform server. If you'd like it to be automated, you can use the following app. http://apps.jotform.com/app/auto_delete_submissions

    Let us know if you have further questions.