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    Can we be alerted when a certain address field has been filled with the same information more than once?

    Asked by for78Mode on October 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    We would like to be alerted when 10 or more people from the same city submits a form to us.  Is there a way to get an email alert when a field is submitted with the same information a minimum number of times?  It doesn't seem like we are able to control the notifications but it would be great if notifications can be sent when certain information is submitted.  Thank you.

    same information information email
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    Answered by Ben on October 29, 2014 at 07:38 AM

    Hi,

    it would be great if notifications can be sent when certain information is submitted

    You could do that by utilizing the conditions and sending the emails per them.

    You can see more about it here: How to send to a specific email address based on a selection?

    Now that would allow you to send a notification to yourself once there is a match with the data, but you would not be able to see through conditions if the same value has already been used.

    Now the functionality that you are using is not available at this time, but I would recommend taking a look at these apps as they could help:

    http://apps.jotform.com/app/submission_locator

    http://apps.jotform.com/app/submission_history_chart

    They are not sending notifications neither, but could help you to allow you quicker search of the people that filled out your jotform in a specific area or a better insight into the submitted data.

    Now, what I can do is to contact our developers to see if this would end as a possible feature in jotform, but you could make some logic on your server side to see if the data is matching certain criteria with help of database and some php codding: Send POST Data From JotForm Using PHP in Custom Thank You Page that would allow you to match any data and setup the notification to yourself in any manner you prefer.

    Best Regards,
    Ben

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by steve on October 30, 2014 at 04:21 AM

    Hello-

    To add on to my colleague's response, using web hooks is an easier way to send POST data upon form submission. See this document:


    http://www.jotform.com/help/245-How-to-Setup-Webhook-with-JotForm

    Both these methods require a developer to build an app on their end to process the information that's sent.