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Google Docs Integration: Send Responses to Google Spreadsheets. Instantly.

May 07, 2012
We are very excited to announce the new integration with Google Docs. You can now get JotForm to send form responses to a Google Docs spreadsheet instantly. 

JotForm google docs integration

What I love about this integration is that it is so unbelievably fast. When you submit a form, the entries show up on your Google Docs spreadsheet before the thank you page is rendered fully on the other window.

JotForm development team uses Google Docs daily to track things and discuss ideas. So, we are very excited about this integration. I have personally stopped using Excel/Word many years ago and I've been using Google Docs instead. It is fast, simple and available on any device I use. 

This integration is especially great for JotForm users who wanted to create advanced reports with their form submissions. Google Spreadsheets has many great features such as gadgets, charts and calculations from data. 

jotform google docs integration

Setting up an integration with Google Docs for your forms is quick and easy. On the Form Builder, click on Integrations button on the toolbar, and then to the Google Docs option.

google docs integration with jotform

On the first screen of the wizard, you will be asked to authenticate JotForm to access your Google Docs account. 

google docs wizard

Next, choose a folder name where you would like this new Google Spreadsheet document to be created. You may also change the name of the document on this step. 

google docs wizard

That’s all. Your integration is all set, and a file should be created on your Google Docs already! 

google docs wizard

When you receive submissions on your form, they will be instantly pushed to this file.

Give it a try today! And let us know if you have any comments, questions or suggestions. 


Jonathan Hinchliffe (May 07, 2012 at 11:46 AM)

Great news, just one question tho.......

Can the submission still be e-mail to specific users aswell as adding to the google docs spreadsheet.


kind regards,


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DarkUFO (May 07, 2012 at 11:48 AM)

This is very cool, but it's not working for me.

I Click Authenticate and then Click the Blue Google Allow button.

Then it asks for Folder and Filename which I leave as default and then press next.

It sits there for 10-15 seconds then comes back with this error.

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Adrian (May 07, 2012 at 12:01 PM)

Great! Though Google Docs is not with us anymore. Has become "Drive" now.

DJ (May 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM)

I'm getting an error message that says "Error: redirect_uri_mismatch" when I click the "Authenticate" button. I accessing my forms through the url.

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robertgo (May 07, 2012 at 12:37 PM)

EGGGGSSSactly what I was hoping for...more advanced reporting!!!!

CTSemAdmis (May 07, 2012 at 12:39 PM)

When viewing the submissions in the google "drive" spreadsheet view, can you edit them and then see the changes reflected on the Jotform site when viewing there? Or is the information flow only one direction?

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aytekin (May 07, 2012 at 01:18 PM)

It is still Google Docs for me. :) Mine is not upgraded yet but I'm happy with it.

chiseled_images (May 07, 2012 at 02:44 PM)

Can we customize this at all? I have an order tracking spreadsheet that I currently use. It uses a Google query in the URL to show only rows based on client information they submit. As orders come in through jotform I manually enter them into my Google spreadsheet. Users can then enter their account number and see all active orders they have submitted.
I would love to be able to customize the way Jotform integrates with the spreadsheet and even better, have it add to my current document.

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diaconaalsteunpunt (May 08, 2012 at 02:29 AM)

really really nice!! You guys just keep adding features. Awesome. Thanks a lot!!

mskrock (May 08, 2012 at 08:53 AM)

love it, no more downloading the files. yeaaaaah

felipe_sasa (May 09, 2012 at 06:32 AM)

i am testing this right now. i am editing a submission using the edit link sent from an autoemail email. but it seems that the edits of an already submitted are not reflected in gdocs. any steps i missed out? thanks

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murriza (May 09, 2012 at 12:38 PM)

I've connected my form to google. When I did it, the submissions I had appeared on my google spreadsheet but I'm not getting any of the new submissions on it. Did I do anything wrong?

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Verhoop (May 09, 2012 at 02:58 PM)


I am exploring the options of using jotform on a professional level and are testing out the service before I purchase a business account for 50 dollars a month.

I created the form ( very surprised how easy it was) and after the google docs integration (that went through as well) the responses dont get parsed to my google docs account. (only once!)
I tried linking it to a different google drive account but with both instances the result of the form only gets registered once.

Again, please let me know if I can help or I am doing something wrong!


So when I re-use the link and fill in new data the data doesnt show up in google docs.

Is am happy to present some examples and invest time in fail searching and (as I explained earlier), when stable and functional I am going to use this service on a professional level.

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region1convention (May 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM)

can you integrate several forms into one google doc? I have a form for Canadian payments and one for US would love to itegrate these into one google doc.

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TGianmarcoT (May 11, 2012 at 05:54 PM)


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internetweek (May 11, 2012 at 06:51 PM)

Not getting any results here either. All I see is submission date

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tampopo (May 12, 2012 at 07:12 PM)

I love that this integrates with Google Docs! Thanks for adding that feature!

Since integrating, I've added some new sections to my form, which are not showing up in my Google Doc. I'd rather not reintegrate because I spent a lot of time personalizing the Google Doc, so I'm wondering if there's something I need to do to for the new sections of the form to show up.


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wpdmedia (May 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM)

This is GREAT news!! Nothing better than integration all in one place none stop rock in shop. I Love it.

cychorus (May 14, 2012 at 02:13 PM)

Still would love to see a Calendar sync option. Where the customer can pick time slots and it would update google calendar.

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405media (May 15, 2012 at 02:52 AM)

Google drive is part of google docs... two different things... I'm still wanting support for google drive to have form attachments go to google drive, just like they do for dropbox.

Станислав (May 15, 2012 at 06:19 AM)

Давно пора =))

victorataide (May 15, 2012 at 08:29 AM)

Very Good !!! Excellent.

sander_j4s (May 15, 2012 at 08:59 AM)

Is it possible to link multiple forms to a single Google Docs Spreadsheet, but on different sheets? this comes in handy when people use google apps script, and need the same code for multiple spreadsheets

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darnold953 (May 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM)

I want this service

kl.vanw (May 15, 2012 at 02:35 PM)

Umm... can't authenticate for google docs. Click on the green Authenticate button and I get this:

Error: redirect_uri_mismatch
The redirect URI in the request: did not match a registered redirect URI

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Kevin Pierce (May 17, 2012 at 08:27 PM)

This is halfway working for me. It only fills out some of the questions on my G Docs spreadsheet. The JotForm email I get has everything filled out but multiple fields don't go through to the spreadsheet.

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Laura Bowman (May 20, 2012 at 09:32 AM)

this is phenomenal! thank you! i have been transferring manually to my excel spreadsheet and it can be tedious. awesome!

shay3624 (May 23, 2012 at 06:06 AM)

Great..i just tried it and it works great~ Make sure you are already logged into your gmail account..i think this might help some.

geneseepharmacists (June 05, 2012 at 09:52 AM)

Can you move the folder that is created (i.e. I want to place the JotForm folder for registration for our golf outing into the Golf Outing google docs folder)? Or, does it have to remain outside any subfolder to map the data correctly?

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geneseepharmacists (June 05, 2012 at 10:10 AM)

Also, is there some sort of settings I have to adjust to the Google spreadsheet. When I fill out the JotForm, the data is not pushing to the Google spreadsheet.

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halh (July 11, 2012 at 04:42 PM)

One of the advantages of the google integration "workaround" you proposed in an earlier post (Jotform HTML report updated every n minutes) is that the first row of the spreadsheet is empty, the form header starts on row 2 and the spreadsheet fills from row 3 down. This very convenient as I can test for the number of entries in a column at the head of the column and use conditional formatting to indicate that I've exceeded capacity in a class.

Can the starting row of the Jotform Google Docs integrated report be specified to allow the same functionality without interfering with the subsequent automatic data entry?

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Mo Nabil (July 19, 2012 at 07:58 AM)

Would I be able to send responses from multiple forms to the same spreadsheet?

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Suyog Bhobe (August 03, 2012 at 08:09 PM)

Jotform is pretty neat. This is complementary to what we have done at You can enter data in your Google spreadsheet via SMS from as many mobile phones as you want. We believe we are the first company to successfully integrate SMS with Google spreadsheet and calendar.

guppyd (August 17, 2012 at 01:00 AM)

Google Docs Integration is great!!
But when I use the submissions data to create a googleMap widget, it can't be publish in Free text with html codes.
Any suggessions?

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Ankush (August 25, 2012 at 04:44 AM)

Google doc form -Is it possible mail has to trigger to user when i edit concern row of spread sheet.

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LBCTruth (August 29, 2012 at 02:27 PM)

I am trying to collect visitor contact information with my jotform and transfer it to my Google contacts. Is there a way to get my jotform contact list into my Google contacts? Or, am I able to setup the Google docs spreadsheet created from my jotform to import cleanly into my Google contacts? I used the created Google docs spreadsheet and exported to a .csv file then imported to my Google contacts. It got the first & last names and emails in the correct fields but it dumped just about everything else into the "notes" field in my Google contacts?!?

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nhankwitz (November 26, 2012 at 04:59 PM)

The integration worked...I think...but the answers are not showing up in my Google doc.

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guest_30133310276036 (January 17, 2013 at 05:33 AM)


But only one Google Spreadsheet for FORM??
Can I have 2 GS view for one FORM?
Thank you


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sbrand (March 20, 2013 at 05:38 PM)

I need clients to "lookup" old data and display the form with the data so they can check it, make revisions and RE-save the form data. How can I create something that does this lookup and then displays the form with the existing data?

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Bill Lincoln (March 28, 2013 at 01:52 AM)

Is it possible to have a user fill out the form, then make a payment while in the form - and have the form determine if the paypal payment was successful, and then record all the data and the approval/failure of the payment into a google doc?

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jeweloh (May 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM)


I'm also getting the problem that it does not bring submissions to the google doc after the initial set up. The first time I open it, I see the submissions in the excel. But after that, it doesn't refresh instantly.

Can you please help?

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drstewart (June 10, 2013 at 04:36 PM)

I'm getting a lot of Chinese text/graphic. How do I get rid of it. The table is in English, but the headings above the table are in some kind of language.

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Mick Davies (August 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM)

Can I send automatic receipt confirmation to the person using the booking form that their entry has been received?

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bluesteelfootball (August 14, 2013 at 02:35 PM)

Plz help my integration with google drive spreadsheet is not working .
all fields are stills empty but submissions are added in jotform.

plz help

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ChallengesWW (October 02, 2013 at 09:13 AM)

Hi there,

I started compiling a form and am impressed with how user-friendly your tool is. However, when I go to authenticate my Google accounts (Drive and Spreadsheet)and Accept JotForm's request for access permissions, I'm greeted with a blank page. I've tried all my browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari), both signed in and out of my Google accounts, but with the same result. Could you please help me discover what is going wrong, as it is enormously frustrating to have such a potentially-useful tool fall short at the last minute.

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ChallengesWW (October 02, 2013 at 10:03 AM)

Hi guys,

Not sure what the above problem was (might be that I was working via Remote Host), but have switched PCs and the authentication has now gone through. Very impressed with the initial results, especially considering JotForm is free - have to commend you for your good work.

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Pranav (November 26, 2013 at 03:51 AM)

How may I have the data that is filled through a particular form to go to multiple spreadsheets according to the input, or to different sheets in the same spreadsheet?

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backjan72 (December 13, 2013 at 02:59 AM)

There is a big need to make calculations inside forms?

Does Jotform has any way to give numbers to multiple choices.

bf. MRB

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julienmery (February 25, 2014 at 08:05 PM)

Can I have a check box with multiple selections trigger multiple submission in order to generate multiple submission lines in the google spreadsheet, each with only one of the selected options showing?

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AndreaHillsamer (April 22, 2014 at 02:00 PM)

My form is currently connect to a Google Doc folder, but I can't figure out where this folder exists. It is possible it is connected to someone who no longer works here. I need to be able to manage the responses through Google Docs. Is there any way you can un-integrate it, then re-integrate it to my Google Drive?

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Robert Helvie (April 28, 2014 at 05:43 AM)

The Google Drive and especially Google spreadsheets integration is very useful. However is there anyway to get a submitted image to actually display in the Google spreadsheet instead of having only a link? (Perhaps in a thumbnail format?)

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msmarniece (June 20, 2014 at 05:01 PM)

Hi!! So, I originally made a Wedding contract, and intergraded it with Google Docs ( worked perfect) I then went a step futher and duplicated ( made a copy) of the wedding contract and then Changed it and its contents to my "Boudoir" contract.. It is now sending all of my boudoir contracts to the wedding documents Google Doc Folder and stressing me out!! HELP? Also I would like to change it from the current email to my new business email...

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msmarniece (June 20, 2014 at 05:57 PM)

Hello thank you I figured all of that out.. BUT now how can I re-submit all these forms so that they are now in my new email address? Because now that all the things are on the new email drive, the forms are of course empty!!

The only thing I can think of doing would be to share from my old email address?

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Anjum (July 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM)

Can I receive or send text to any cell phone if someone edit Google spreadsheet instead of email notification?

erikroberts (July 31, 2014 at 12:48 PM)

What if we already have a Google Doc that we would like to start incorporating this into? Is it possible to do that or is the only way to create a new doc? The reason I ask is that we have some analysis logic in the spreadsheet that helps us analyze responses we get.

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asgashwin (April 15, 2015 at 10:05 AM)

can we have the attachment link pointing towards the google drive instead of jot form?
e.g.instead of...'
can we have:

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en32 (June 03, 2015 at 01:37 PM)

The date is not reporting on my google doc all the info is.

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SCMarket (March 24, 2016 at 11:35 AM)

I've integrated google spreadsheets successfully in the past, but I'm currently unable to click on "integrations." Please advise.

Thank you

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att33 (May 03, 2016 at 12:18 PM)

We have been integrated with google spreadsheets for some time. The integration seems to have broken a bit in the past week however, as the form no longer passes the date of submission to our spreadsheet. All other data is still being uploaded to our sheet however. We just have a blank column for the dates of forms submitted in the past week or so. Please advise.

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mattosborne (October 19, 2016 at 04:31 AM)

I have tried to edit the sheet in google to add custom charts etc.
However Jotform resets the sheet

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JR (December 13, 2016 at 12:16 PM)

I have integrated the form with google docs. However, if I add a column, future submissions are not posted to the right column. How can I have my submissions data map to the correct fields?

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hriviereplatt (January 04, 2017 at 02:20 PM)

I had a working google doc integration which broke (I think because I moved the Google Folder). I am trying to reintegrate and am now getting a failed integration message or it is telling me it is integrated to an undefined spreadsheet. Help!

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MarilynLitt (February 06, 2017 at 04:46 PM)

Can you send the Jotform data to automatically update more than one Google Drive Spreadsheet?

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