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    Dropbox file upload location

    Asked by Tim  on December 15, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    We are looking to setup a dropbox upload solution. We have a couple of questions. First, when uploading a file will it first be uploaded to our server and then be uploaded to dropbox or does it go directly to dropbox?

    Second, will we receive a link to the file on dropbox in the response email?


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    Answered by Charlie on December 15, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    If you are integrating your JotForm form to Dropbox, you can do that by following this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/77-Upload-to-Dropbox-with-JotForm. You'll need to have a file upload field added to your form first.

    When the form is submitted, its submission data and the files will be uploaded in our servers AND on your Dropbox account (that is if you have integrated Dropbox of course). This will let you have a real time backup of your data and the files in a different storage other than JotForm.

    We also have other 3rd party file sharing and storage services available that you can integrate, like Google Drive and Box.net, you can check them here: http://apps.jotform.com/category/file_sharing_and_storage.

    If you have your own servers and you want the submission data and file uploads to be uploaded in your end via FTP, then you can follow this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/177-How-to-Enable-FTP-on-Form-Submissions 


    For the second question you have, I opened a separate thread for it so that we can discuss it better. Please refer to this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/answers/725688. We will address it shortly.

    Thank you.