Is it possible to trigger a download by clicking a Submit button?

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    Asked on January 23, 2015 at 07:06 PM

    I know that we can link to a file for downloading by choosing it as a custom "thank you" page, but what I would love to be able to do is to take the visitor to a "real" thank you page and initiate a file download at the same time, by clicking a "Submit" button.

    Is there any way of doing that?


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    Answered on January 23, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Hi Vlad,

    I believe this is possible if you will be using javascript to your thank you page url.

    Here's a guide on that: But this is more of a redirect.

    Here's a quick guide on how to have a thank you page and have a download redirect.

    1. Here's the code for the thank you page url.

    This is the javascript code:

    <script type="text/javascript">

    var timer = 3; //seconds

     website = ""

    function delayer() {, '_blank');


    setTimeout('delayer()', 1000 * timer); 


    2. I then added it on a thank you page url.


    Here's the demo form:

    You can further advance this process but we'll need to further our coding skills. Do you want to directly download the file without our browser blocking it as a pop-up?

    I hope this helps or at least gives you an idea on how to proceed. Let us know if you need more assistance.

    Thank you.