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    Upload image files to my own web directory ?

    Asked by Seriago on August 28, 2010 at 01:44 PM

    Can I change the code somewhere somehow to get the 'File Upload" (images) to my own directory ? (on my server for example)


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    Answered by Seriago on September 04, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Any chance for an answer?

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    Answered by olethelion on September 05, 2010 at 02:51 PM

    Not that I know of. I would say you could download the source code, and use the form on your site then alter Jotform's code to upload the file to your site. This will require some extra coding on your part.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on September 06, 2010 at 02:37 AM

    This is asked a lot so it was already in our todo list. I increased its priority now. Hopefully it will be available soon.

    So, just to make sure how you would like it to work: Can you confirm this is what you would like?

    1. You will enter FTP details (host name, username and password) and the path where the files should be uploaded. This information will be saved in your JotForm settings.

    2. When there is a new upload the file will be uploaded to that location by FTP.


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    Answered by Seriago on September 06, 2010 at 04:38 AM

    Right-on, that's great news!!  Yes that would be exactly it, provided it would not add those same files (or the option of) to my Jotform account ...if possible. :]


    Thanks a lot

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on September 06, 2010 at 08:31 AM

    Since the submission is recorded on your Submissions page and the uploaded file is part of your submission, it would not be possible to not save it on your JotForm account. However, you can always delete a submission on your account and gain the space back.

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    Answered by Seriago on September 06, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Got it, thanks!  :]  (...any news 'when'?)

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    Answered by rsmp on November 01, 2010 at 08:15 AM

    WHEN ????

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on November 01, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    No date on this. Whenever we have time to work on it we will implement it.

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    Answered by rsmp on December 22, 2010 at 03:09 AM

    any news on this ???  I know it is being asked a lot, and I am getting quite desparete to have uploaded files attached to emails or rthe ability to save on my ftp/web server

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on December 22, 2010 at 07:20 AM

    It is mostly implemented. However, we had been too busy with other developments so we haven't had a chance to complete and release that. It should happen in 2011.

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    Answered by mycity on March 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    maybe a workaround with "allow_url_fopen" ?
    then we can get the files per PHP-Script?

    or is it just a few time for the release:
    "Own FTP for uploaded files"


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on March 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM


    This is still in the development team's todo list.

    Alternatively, you can use the new integration feature using dropbox.  You will need to create an account with dropbox.com.  You will also need to install their software.

    Then, you can merge your forms for all file upload submissions. To setup your form to merge with Dropbox:

    1. Go to submissions page
    2. Click the gear icon on the right
    3. Mark the checkbox before Send submissions to Dropbox

    After doing this, your next file submissions will send to dropbox.com.  Once there is a submission, your dropbox software will start to sync with your computer and will push all the files from drop box to your PC.

    Once we have the customized web directory upload, we will everybody know of this.

    Thanks for your patience.

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    Answered by nabbesh on September 20, 2014 at 08:16 AM

    Hi Any updated on this? thanks