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    How to access data in database format

    Asked by drjohnstewart on April 20, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    I need to collect data from a form, then bring that data into a database via Microsoft Access. This needs to happen automatically every time anyone fills out a form. Where is the data normally stored and in what format and how do you access it? What means do we have to push that data out once a form is submitted?

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    Answered by Kevin_G on April 20, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    You can send the database from your submission to a database, but this data will need to be handled with PHP, here are some guides that will help you to get the submitted data from a form via the POST method. 

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

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

    Here is also a link that will help you to manage your data from PHP to Access: http://www.sitepoint.com/using-an-access-database-with-php/

    Hope this helps.