Does Jotform and Dropbox sync files?

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    Asked on July 05, 2011 at 05:22 PM

    If I receive the file both into Dropbox and (because it cannot be turned off) into JotForm, does JotForm sync with Dropbox so that I only have to delete it from Dropbox and not remember to open the browser, login to JotForm, find the submission, find the file, and delete it?

    -I'm guessing that because the files NEED to go to JotForm is how files over 300mb are able to be sent to Dropbox (which is GREAT), but is there a way to bypass the JotForm file upload duplication for files 300mb and under?

    -Is there a central location in JotForm to see all stored/uploaded files? Or do I have to hunt for which forms allowed uploads, then which submissions included uploads, and ONLY THEN delete the uploads? When I go to My Forms, I see the upload space on the left but it's not clickable. I wish it was.


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    Answered on July 06, 2011 at 07:58 AM

    Hello tourkick,

    I guess I answered this on your other post.

    To reiterate (and to rephrase a bit), Dropbox does not sync with Jotform.  What Jotform does is it simply forwards all submissions to Dropbox (if the form is integrated with it).  .

    When you delete submissions in Jotform, it does not delete submissions in Dropbox, you will have to manually delete it yourself, either from your computer or from the Dropbox website.

    There is also no way for the system to choose that if the file attachment is over 300mb, then it should not submit to Dropbox.  In theory, it will not submit if you no longer have the necessary space in your dropbox, although I have not experienced this yet.

    In Jotform, you will have to figure out which forms has the file upload field.  There is no central location where the files are uploaded.

    I hope this clears your concerns regarding Dropbox and Jotform integration.

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    Answered on July 06, 2011 at 01:46 PM

    May I request the very soon implementation of a file repository, with the ability to delete all or one-by-one? It should also not delete the form submission (for record keeping reasons), just the actual file (for space reasons). This seems like a simple implementation - even if the first iterration just allowed to location submissions that had an upload and I could click to the submission and then click to the file from there.

    Thank you very much.

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    Answered on July 06, 2011 at 05:55 PM

    Once again, great idea! I will have this added in the user requests list as well. Keep in mind though that we cannot guarantee a specific lead time for completion of approved requests, especially now that our developers are busier than ever. We will notify users of any progress made regarding requests such as this.

    Thank you for your suggestions.


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    Answered on July 06, 2011 at 06:47 PM

    Great! I hope to see it tomorrow! j/k - but seriously, soon please. Thanks.