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    Is there any other way to receive form data to store in my DB other than email?

    Asked by Irina on April 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    When a user fills a form, what is sent in the email? Just a notification, or also a copy of the form? Which format is it? I am looking into having the data from the forms stored automatically in DB - thinking of ways to do that. Is my only option parsing an email inbox?

     

    Thanks!

    email form data format
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on April 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Hello Irina,

    You can also generate Reports (such as Excel, CSV). See this guides : JotForm Reports 
    Once you have the reports,its a lot easier to parse them or import directly to your database.

    Thank you for considering JotForm. Feel free to inform us should you have more inquiry.

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    Answered by NeilVicente on April 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    @Irina

    You may also want to take a look at another option, which is having the form send POST data to a custom PHP (or ASP) page which will then store the information to your own database.

    To enable sending of POST data, edit your form -> click Preferences -> Advanced Settings -> Choose Yes in the Send POST data dropdown.

     

     

    Note that this will require you to have a good grasp of web programming. For a basic idea on how this should work, kindly refer to this simple user guide:

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

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    Answered by khrisell on July 04, 2013 at 06:59 PM
    Greetings!

    We are happy to announce that we have released Jotform Webhooks,  this feature would replace Send Post Data + Custom URL Thank You Page workaround in order to help you transfer forms data to your own database using your own script codes.

    To know more about Jotform Webhooks, please click here.

     

    Thank you for using JotForm. :)