How can I get the url of an uploaded file?

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    Asked on September 15, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    We would like to use a version of the embedded widget to handle file uploads to Dropbox. But as the widget is part of a form submission, it is critical that we get some receipt of the upload through JS that we can post back to the parent form, to bind the upload to the form submission.

    Is it possible to get at this info without making a full API call?

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    Answered on September 15, 2016 at 02:57 PM

    The file URL (download from JotForm server) is provided in submission notification email, and also listed in submission details.

    Unfortunately, we do not have an option to retrieve the Dropbox link to uploaded file.

    If you are referring to something else, please provide us with a bit more information on your inquiry.

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    Answered on November 12, 2016 at 04:34 PM

    Hi Mike, 

    is it possible somehow to get a full link to the uploaded files displayed in the formatted email - not a text with hyperlink (as it is displayed in plain text email)? Also is there a possibility to get one download link for multiple uploaded files (not a list of separate links)?

    I need this functionality because my notification email automatically generates a link to another jotform with hashtags, which uses information from the submission to pre-populate its fields. For example:{name}&email={email} will insert Name and Email submitted via the first form into the corresponding fields of the second form.

    So I am looking for a way to fill the Text Box field of the second form with a link to the files uploaded via the first form (better one link for all files).

    Thank you!


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    Answered on November 13, 2016 at 03:59 AM


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