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    what happens after submit

    Asked by delroyproducts on October 21, 2014 at 01:38 PM
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    Answered by Ben on October 21, 2014 at 03:11 PM


    Well, it is different on each jotform. It all depends how powerful you make it. :)

    For example lets first take a plain, simple form with field for email and name and a submit button.

    Now in the spirit of simple, lets say that this jotform just sends an email notification and autoresponder and nothing else besides.

    What would happen is that as soon as you click the submit, the data is taken to our servers and email notification sent to the jotform owner and the autoresponder to the person that filled the data.

    In the same time, this same information is being saved on our servers under submissions section so that it is available at later time.

    Now for another example lets take a bit more advanced jotform. It would have several fields to upload files, lets say a photo and a resume in the docx or pdf format which would be stored in the jotform owner's Google Drive and a shared DropBox folder. It would also have multiple fields collecting various data that would be connected to the Google Spreadsheet and to the email service like a MailChimp for easier contact in future. The jotform would need to send autoresponder and a notification to different people, depending on what was selected.

    Now after submitting of such jotform the files and data would be saved and conditions run determining which emails should be sent, while in the same time the files would be sent to DropBox account and Google Drive and the Google Spreadsheet would get updated with the latest submission. In this same time the user would be added to the subscribers list in the mailChimp.

    As you can see with JotForm there are many possibilities and hopefully I have helped provide you with info what could/is happening after the submit is pressed.

    Do let us know however if you have any further questions.

    Best Regards,