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    Can Jotforms automatically change the filenames of uploaded files?

    Asked by Sharon on December 07, 2015 at 06:38 PM

    Hi

    I want to import uploaded files into a database, and need consistent filenaming so that it can be done automatically. This would require assembling the data from one or two fields and adding a suffix;

    Eg FirstnameSurnamePhoto.jpg and FirstnameSurnameResume.jpg (the capitals are optional)

    Is there a Widget that does this?

    Or do you know of any other form builders that offer this functionality?

    Many thanks

     

    Sharon

    uploaded files file name filename upload name upload
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 07, 2015 at 08:47 PM

    Hi Sharon,

    Currently there is no feature or widget available that can dynamically rename an uploaded file/s when using the Upload field on JotForm.

    But a workaround that you can try is using integration that allows submission upload. Example of these are Dropbox and Google Drive.

    When using this integrations, the Folder Name use by the upload/submissions can be dynamic or changeable.

     

    so in the sense the uploaded files can be contained separately on each assigned folder.

    If you connect the Folder name of Dropbox or Google drive in your back-end application, you will be able to programmatically collect the files on each folder.

    I will also submit a feature request ticket base on the idea you have here.

    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.