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    Can the answers of my surveys go directly into a database?

    Asked by BillLowson on February 15, 2016 at 03:54 PM

    I do not want to receive an email.  I want all the information to be stored directly in a database. Is this possible?

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    Answered by Huberson on February 15, 2016 at 04:45 PM


    Yes, it is possible. JotForm gives you the option to get your form data via POST. This option must be first enabled in the form preferences. You can then use PHP to get form data and store it in a database.

    The following screenshot shows how to enable 'Send Post Data' on a form.


    If you need more help please let us know!

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    Answered by BillLowson on February 16, 2016 at 10:46 AM
    Thank you.
    Where will this data be stored? Do you offer this?
    What do you mean, “You can then use PHP to get form data and store it in a database.”
    Thank you,

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    Answered by Huberson on February 16, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    You are welcome Bill!

    Normally when a form is submitted the data can be accessed and inserted into a database using a PHP script. 

    If you have no idea about all of these I will suggest a service like Zapier that will allow you to add you form submissions to a MySQL database( Assuming you have a website with MySQL database of course ).

    I also want to point out that JotForm by default  store all your form submissions.


    Thank you Bill!