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    How can I show the number of times PDF fiels have been downloaded?

    Asked by geomate on February 22, 2015 at 07:57 AM

    I would like to set a counter that will track the number of downloads/views of my pdf files as given in the following web page:



    For example, a number will increase after eac hit of my file and show it in numerical values such as,

    Downloads: 1 ; this will increase gradually upon download.

    Page URL:

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    Answered by Sean on February 22, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    If my assumptions are correct, you would like to have your PDF file shown on your form and count the amount of hits it gets by your users? If this is so, I did some checks and it appears that there are no widget or app in place currently to provide this feature. 

    Before I go ahead and submit a feature ticket to our development team, I would like you to confirm if this is exactly what you are requesting. If not, I apologize and I would welcome additional information so that I will be better able to assist. I will await your response.


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    Answered by geomate on March 04, 2015 at 03:03 AM

    Yes please

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    Answered by Ben on March 04, 2015 at 09:01 AM

    Can you please give us a bit more details about the form and its purpose?

    I took a look at the website, but I see that it is not based on jotform, there is a HTML page with the links to PDF files.

    I am not sure how the links to the PDF would be created, would they change and as many other details that you can tell us will be good.

    Thank you.