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    Forward form to public area

    Asked by Nolan Vasan on July 11, 2011 at 02:10 PM



    My name is Nolan Vasan,  I would like to start a project for my website that I was hoping you guys could help me with.


    I know basic HTML, which is how I have my website, but there is something that I would really like to do that I think involves php and maybe some mysql, which I don't know much about. Basically, what I want is to set up a simple HTML form on my website, but the tricky part is, when the user fills out that form, I want it to be completed, and forwarded with a unique URL to a public place where everybody can look at it and comment on it. I hope I was able to explain that well enough.


    So I was hoping that maybe you guys could help me out here, or at least steer me in the right direction. I would really, truly appreciate it.


    Thanks, Nolan

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    Answered by WildFire126 on July 11, 2011 at 03:10 PM

    I think I understand what you're saying. 

    When they submit the form, you wany the completed form to be forworded to a page (kind of like a profile page of sorts, but for said completed forms).

    And you would be correct. It would require you to have a MySQL server ready to recieve the submitted data and then be give the data to the other page when requested upon.

    It would definately require some PHP and some JAVASCRIPT to write the page that would request (and then in turn recieve and place the data in the right spot on the page). As far as I know JotForm does not have that function. I don't know if JotForm can send data off to a remote server either...

    As I think about it you will most likely be using JAVASCRIPT, mySQL, and PHP. OR ASP.NET/ASP (not the same as ASP.NET). ASP/ASP.NET would probably be the easiest (as well as the most commonly used for server side programming languages)

    Here are some links to help you get started on how to program these pages learn the basics of Server Side Coding of a page, and creating functions like what you've described.


    ASP: http://www.w3schools.com/asp/default.asp

    ASP.NET: http://www.w3schools.com/aspnet/default.asp

    PHP: http://www.w3schools.com/php/default.asp

    JAVASCRIPT: http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp

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    Answered by allanftd on July 12, 2011 at 07:12 AM

    Hi everyone! Thanks for participating in our support forum. 


    I'm afraid this is beyond the scope of features that JotForm currently has. Like what WildFire126 has shared, it will require more than just a form from JotForm to make this possible, and learning server-side scripting will go a long way. Please let us know in case you need further assistance.


    Thanks for sharing your insights, we really appreciate your help. Hope Nolan and other users will benefit from it.


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    Answered by khrisell on July 05, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    We are happy to announce that we have released Jotform Webhooks,  this feature would replace Send Post Data + Custom URL Thank You Page workaround in order to help you transfer forms data to your own database using your own script codes.

    To know more about Jotform Webhooks, please click here.


    Thank you for using JotForm. :)