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    Can I make REST api calls with jotforms

    Asked by Victor  on July 16, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    I want to create some forms here, but want to send the submitted information to a website via their API.. is that possible? how?



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on July 16, 2015 at 02:48 PM

    This is possible. You can use any of the following options.

    1. http://api.jotform.com/docs/

    2. Send-POST-Data-From-JotForm-Using-PHP-in-Custom-Thank-You-Page

    3. Creating-your-first-Webhook-with-JotForm

    I hope this helps. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to let us know and we will be glad to help you any time. Thank you. 

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    Answered by Victor  on July 16, 2015 at 05:43 PM


      Thank you for responding, however I don't think any of those suggestions really help me.

      What I want to do is create a jotform, then post each of the fields in my form to an external API.

    Not to a php or any other webpage, not to another jotform, no webhooks, just a REST API call. The Api link you listed is the API jotform, I meant another website API from a jotform.


      Thank you,

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    Answered by Boris on July 16, 2015 at 09:13 PM

    You cannot create custom API calls directly from the JotForm forms. You would have to follow the recommendation that my colleague Mike has provided, and set up a custom PHP Thank You page to receive the data from JotForm, and make your own API call to the external service from that PHP page.

    Please take a look at the guide on Sending-POST-Data-From-JotForm-Using-PHP-in-Custom-Thank-You-Page. You will then use this data in your custom script to perform the custom function that you are after (your API call), in a manner similar to how-we-can-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP.

    I hope this helps.

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    Answered by Victor  on July 16, 2015 at 09:34 PM

    Mike and Boris,


    Thank you both for your help.

    It is clear now.


    Thanks again!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on July 17, 2015 at 02:43 AM

    Hi Victor

    On behalf of my colleagues, Mike and Boris, you are welcome. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.