An option to create a PDF report and have a link to download the entire submission's PDF

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    NGHS
    Asked on February 11, 2016 at 03:56 PM

    Is there a way to send someone a link to an updated Submission Report PDF? I can do this as an excel file, but I would like it as a PDF. Thanks for the help!

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    Chriistian
    Answered on February 11, 2016 at 09:13 PM

    For other types of reports, it is possible to create a direct link that you can share to others. Unfortunately it is not possible to create a shareable link for a submission report pdf. You can only download the pdf and then attach that file via email. 

    For a full list of reports that can be shared via a direct link, please check out this guide: How To Create Form Reports in JotForm

    Do let us know if you need further assistance.

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    NGHS
    Answered on February 12, 2016 at 09:25 AM

    Christian, thanks! I'd like to make the PDF report a feature request. Thanks for the help!

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    Welvin
    Answered on February 12, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    You can create a direct PDF download. You can add this link in the autoresponder email.

    Example:

     

    You can also manually build the direct download, do it this way:

    https://www.jotform.com/pdf-submission/{id} where {id} us the submission ID that will be automatically generated by the system.

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    NGHS
    Answered on February 12, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    Welvin, thanks for sending that solution. I cannot do that for three reasons:

     

    1. I need to provide a PDF to someone who does not have access to our account

    2. I need the PDF I provide to contain all submissions

    3. I need this link to provide a generated PDF on demand, like currently exists for spreadsheets.

     

    The reason I need a PDF instead of a spreadsheet is because the PDF provides a nicely formatted report per submission verses a spreadsheet with 40 columns per row.

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    Welvin
    Answered on February 12, 2016 at 01:37 PM

    I see. Thanks for letting us know. I have now forwarded this thread to our developers as a feature request. We can't promise any timeframe for this, but if there are updates, you should know it through this thread.

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    NGHS
    Answered on February 12, 2016 at 02:24 PM

    Thanks, Welvin! Have a great weekend!