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    Dropbox integration: Add Unique ID to the filename of uploaded file

    Asked by tiacc on May 28, 2014 at 02:57 PM

    Using DropBox integration I can use the Unique ID to create folders.

    I would like to append the Unique ID to the beginning of each uploaded file. Is this possible?

    Uploaded filename = "testfile1.doc"

    Unique ID = "20140001"

    Prefered filename = Unique ID + uploaded filename = "20140001testfile1.doc"

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Jeanette on May 28, 2014 at 04:58 PM

    I guess that is not possible as for the moment. I can open a ticket for this feature, however, I cannot guarantee when this feature might be available, sometimes it might take several months. What about using custom defined Folders and Subfolders? That should help someway along with UNIQUE ID naming

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    Answered by tiacc on May 28, 2014 at 06:21 PM
    Thank you for your prompt response.
    Please open a ticket.
    Although I can easily configure my DropBox folders with the Unique ID I really need to use this ID in the filename. If the functionality was available in JotForm/DropBox that would remove a special process I have to run using macros in Excel.
    Paul McGuire

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    Answered by Jeanette on May 28, 2014 at 08:42 PM

    Ok, I have opened a ticket for your request. I cannot provide you with an ETA, but if this is implemented, you'll get an update via this thread.

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    Answered by Skowhegan on May 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Hi Jeanette,


    I'm seconding this request. We need it desperately at my place of employment. Sorting without renaming the files is a huge stumbling block for me. It seems numerous people have been asking for this feature for a long time--i think it's an important addition. I will be checking back frequently to see if thishas been implemented.




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    Answered by Jeanette on May 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Hello Paige

    I have opened a separate ticket with your request. This will surely put a higher level or priority.

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    Answered by alp_deniz on June 04, 2015 at 12:58 PM


    This request seems to be implemented some time ago. Please accept our apologies for late notification.

    Kind regards

    Edit: Apologies. Currently, this is only valid for submission pdf files.

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    Answered by Seth  on August 20, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    essentially when a file is uploaded if it is named the same it will replace what is in Dropbox I think this is essential to be fixed.

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    Answered by Jeanette on August 21, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    Hello Seth, thank you for adding your 2 cents to the feature request. Hopefully this can get implemented soon.