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    Possible to have PDF-uploads, PDF generation, workflow, storage formdata and uploads with JotForm?

    Asked by Willem Griffioen  on September 14, 2016 at 04:30 AM

    Dear sir/madam,

    We are currently searching for an alternative to our formdesk forms, because of their maximum file upload space of 1 GB and some other inconveniences. Jotform might be such an alternative, but we would like some additional information regarding the following:

    - Is it possible to have form entries sent as pdf-file as well as in plain text?

    - Is it possible to have users upload files with a browse button within a form? Our students need to upload papers which have to be examined.

    - We have a workflow process in which for example the approval by person 1 triggers a required action by person 2, and so forth. The form makes use of different statusses (created/ approved step 1 etc.) Is this possible with jotform?

    - Is it possible to connect jotform to a company authentification system?

    - Do you offer lookup functionality, in which one form can make use of data in another form?

     

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on September 14, 2016 at 06:21 AM

    Thank you for contacting us and interest in our services.

    Regarding your questions:

    - Is it possible to have form entries sent as pdf-file as well as in plain text?

    Yes it is possible, you can set Notifiers and Autoresponders in your email and you can attach PDF to it if you need:

    - Is it possible to have users upload files with a browse button within a form? Our students need to upload papers which have to be examined.

    Yes, you can use our upload field to upload files directly on a form. You can read more about it here: https://www.jotform.com/help/332-How-to-Create-Upload-Forms

    - We have a workflow process in which for example the approval by person 1 triggers a required action by person 2, and so forth. The form makes use of different statuses (created/ approved step 1 etc.) Is this possible with jotform?

    You can set similar workflow by using the above mentioned Notifiers and Conditions. Basically, you can have your clients filling the form and with Notifier that submission will go to person1 for approval, by using conditions next submission will go to person 2 and so on. We can assist you more with this if you need.

    - Is it possible to connect jotform to a company authentification system?

    I'm assuming you want to have some sort of login system. To do that you will have to have your own login and redirect your website to your JotForm form or download the source code of your form and then set up login screen, since login is not supported by our forms.

    - Do you offer lookup functionality, in which one form can make use of data in another form?

    Maybe I will need more information regarding this question, but this could be possible if you are, for example, filling one form and then when you submit data appears in the other form. You can check this guide:  Send POST Data From JotForm Using PHP in Custom Thank You Page.

    If you have any further questions please let us know.

    Thank you!