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    Hello, i am needing to create a searchable database. I have already created the submission form and the info goes to excel.

    Asked by genovanetti on March 09, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    Answered by david on March 09, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    It is not currently possible to query your submission data.  You would need to send your data to a database of your own if you would like to create a submission query page. 

    There are actually multiple options to send your submission data to MySQL database. 

    1. Zapier Integration: You can take advantage of our recently released Zapier integration. Take a look at here: http://apps.jotform.com/app/zapier_integration 

    You may also like to check this which should help you: https://zapier.com/zapbook/jotform/mysql/4061/add-jotform-submissions-to-mysql/

    2. You can directly download the sql file of your submissions and import them in your MySQL database:  Check this app: http://apps.jotform.com/app/mysql_export

    3. You can write your own custom code to save submission records in your MySQL database. Please check this related thread: http://www.jotform.com/help/126-Form-to-MySQL

    You could also create a Grid Listing report:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/105-How-to-create-a-Grid-Listing-report

    That can be added to any webpage and will allow users to search the list of submissions.  However, this would give them access to the full list of submission data.