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    Is There a Backend Database that Stores Form Submissions?

    Asked by dcederholm on March 06, 2016 at 06:49 PM

    I am hoping to have a backend database to collect our form submissions. Can that be done? 

    Submissions backend a collect
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mert on March 07, 2016 at 03:27 AM

    Hi there,

    There are several ways to do that. First option is using PHP in your custom "Thank You" page. Below, you will find instruction about how to do that:

    - http://www.jotform.com/help/213-Send-POST-Data-From-JotForm-Using-PHP-in-Custom-Thank-You-Page

    - http://www.jotform.com/help/51-How-to-Post-Submission-Data-to-Thank-You-Page

     

    Alternatively, you can send your submissions' data to your MySQL database by using PHP again:

    - http://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

     

    I hope these solutions will meet your needs. If you need any extra information, please do let us know.

    Thanks.