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    API: Jotform JSon data retrievalace element reference

    Asked by swapna_summit on August 28, 2014 at 02:46 AM



    We are facing an issue with clearly identifying data which we retrieve in the Json string.


    The issue is that there are certain form elements that do not contain a label or multiple form elements that contain the same label.

    In each of these cases we can only identify the field value by mapping it to a parent_ID.

    This does not work very well because, when we make a change to a form, the parent_ID’s changes at times. It is also a difficult task to map these IDs in the first place.


    The ideal would be for us to be able to enter a logical name against an element on the form and then this logical name to be included in the Json data.


    If there are way we can achieve this?




    Kind Regards



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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on August 28, 2014 at 09:00 AM

    Which API call is this related to? 

    When you get form questions list you will get IDs for each questions. Those IDs should never change:


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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on August 29, 2014 at 09:19 AM

    "Hi Is there any way to get an ID to those fields of the form --    in the design side."

    Yes, here is the steps:

    1. Select the question and click on setup button for the question, and select Show Properties

    2. You will see the question ID at the very bottom:


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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on August 29, 2014 at 09:20 AM

    We have more details about it here:




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    Answered by swapna_summit on August 29, 2014 at 09:37 AM

    Hi aytekin,

    Thanks a lot for your help. This will be very useful. Can I request you to remove the Form ID specified in the above question. 



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on August 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM


    I went ahead and removed the Form ID from the post as per your request.  Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with and we will be happy to do so.

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    Answered by swapna_summit on September 11, 2014 at 05:16 AM
    It shows this web page is no more available

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    Answered by Carina on September 11, 2014 at 09:20 AM

    I got the impression that this situation is solved. I apologize if I understood it wrong.
    If you need further support please let us know, as we are here to help.