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    What does "Send Post Data" do?

    Asked by bgoldstein on April 21, 2010 at 09:44 AM
    There is a field on the form that says "Send Post Data".  What does that do?  Is there a way to capture the form data into a database?
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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 22, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    Yes. To see how it works:
    1. Create a "test.php" on your site and put this code in it:
    <? print_r($_POST); ?>
    2. Go to "Setup & Share" -> "Thank You" -> "Custom URL" and enter http://domain.com/test.php
    3. Enable the "Send Post Data"
    4. Save and submit your form.
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    Answered by bgoldstein on April 22, 2010 at 09:06 AM
    thanks, how do I get the data on the test.php page into a database?
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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on May 10, 2010 at 03:36 AM
    That's something you would need to implement yourself. You can probably hire a developer to do that. This is really an advanced feature for advanced users.
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    Answered by PacificNorthwestUniversity on May 23, 2013 at 07:35 PM

    When you say "Create a "test.php" on your site and put this code in it"...are you talking about creating a page on our website titled "test.php"?...or something else?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on May 23, 2013 at 07:48 PM


    Hi, the answer is Yes.  

    "Create a "test.php" -- the test.php page will be in your website.

    You can read for more details on this guides



    Hope this clarifies it for you. Contact us anytime if you have further question.


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    Answered by jeanettebmz on July 03, 2013 at 09:57 PM

    We are very proud to announce that our team of developers have released Jotform Webhooks,  this feature would replace Send Post Data + Custom URL Thank You Page workaround in order to help you transfer forms data to your own database using your own script codes

    Please find out more about it here