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    Using form output to an API

    Asked by kimg10 on January 23, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Hope someone can help.  I am trying to use the output of my JotFoms to populate an API which needs the field names to match with a specific mapping.  I was able to go into the settings and update the "Name" filed to the correct mapping name for the API.  However, the Submit button in pressed on the JotForm and it actually sends the data it looks as if JotForm automatically adds the question number as a "Q##_" prior to the actual field name.  Is there anyplace to remove this?  I am not sure where it is going from inside the field settings itself.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on January 23, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Is there a way to remove the "Q##_" prefix for the field name on output?

    Hello there,

    If I understand you correctly, you were trying to link the form output into an API right?

    You might want to check our API documentation, it contains all the information about our API that you might need.

    Hope this helps. Thank you.

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    Answered by kimg10 on January 23, 2015 at 02:06 PM


    This is not related to the JotForm API but trying to get the JotForm data output into an external database.  That database has it's own API to get the data in but when I try to use Webhooks to export the data I can not seem to get rid of that Question number prefix.

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    Answered by Shadae on January 23, 2015 at 03:52 PM

    Hi kimg10,

    I do apologize for the issue that you are experiencing with your data being transferred.

    Can you please remove the current integration that you have set-up. Clear your form cache and create the connection once again?

    I hope this helps, please inform us if you are still experiencing an issue.

    Thank you.