How to view incomplete payments

Last Update: March 15, 2017

If a user closes the browser or didn't settle the payment after being redirected to the Payment Page, this will be logged as an Incomplete Payments. It will only be posted as a valid submission if the user completed the Payment and was able to completely process the transaction.

To view the Incomplete Payments please do the following:

1. Login to your account and go to My Forms page:

2. Select your Form and click the Submissions menu above.

3. On the form's submissions page, you will see an Incomplete Payments button just below the title of your form.

4. Clicking the Incomplete Payments link will open the list of pending submissions on your form. You may choose to either Deleteview Details of, or Complete this submission.

Note: Completing a submissions will NOT process any payment as there was no payment information to begin with. The system will simply treat this as a regular submission so it can be included on form reports, and that email alerts can be fired off as usual.

For more information on the Incomplete Payments, please follow the next link:

JotForm: Paypal Incomplete Payments FAQ

Questions? Please let us know below!


dmichaels (December 30, 2011 at 02:50 PM)

Not exactly "Set it and Forget it".

What this needs is an automated "exception notification".

Pending the transaction is certainly correct; the problem is not telling anyone about it (unless they browse ALL their forms EVERY day - which of course is terrible).


You could require that we set up an "Exception Notification" email when we create our other e-mails.

Then we'd either direct that email to ourselves or fire it right back to the user, telling them that their transaction is incomplete "try again".

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cfnavyleague (February 08, 2012 at 02:49 PM)

Also needed: a way to send a fresh link to the visitor so they can complete their payment, posting back to JotForm, automatically completing the submission.

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mbtfitness (April 01, 2012 at 11:09 AM)

I had over 10 incomplete submission forms on my boot camp registration form. when i remove the payment option and just allow it to be a form of those submission are now gone and i can find them.

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acyso (April 30, 2012 at 01:46 PM)

What happens if I do a manual override and "complete submission"? If the person has entered credit card information does it charge their account, or does it accept the form without payment? We've had checks mailed and would like to have some of the forms moved from "incomplete submissions" to complete but don't want to charge the person again.

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FCCTucsonEmployeesClub (July 23, 2012 at 06:59 PM)

Trying view submissions...marked them as read.
Thank you,

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perrymanku (November 27, 2012 at 01:40 PM)

How does this work. When they click submit it re-directs them to the paypal payment page where they login and pay. What does incomplete mean and unless I go and check the form it does not notify payments are waiting. What happens if i click complete payment?

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funside (March 25, 2013 at 09:46 AM)

Both suggestions of dmichaels (the notification) and cfnavyleague (the fresh link) would be very helpful and necessary, I hope you will have the chance to develop these.

Macwester (May 29, 2013 at 05:45 PM)

We are a very small Association with a couple of hundred members. We get two or three 'Membership Applications' a month.

We find that about a third of our submissions are 'incomplete'. It takes quite a lot of work to contact my treasurer, ask him to check PayPal and other accounts to see if payment has been received, cross check with Jotform, contact the 'purchaser' etc. Especially as there is no notification of 'incomplete' submissions to prompt me to initiate this course of action unless I am constantly reviewing Jotform. The suggestions above would help enormously

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favorsdream (July 20, 2013 at 01:10 AM)

i cannot see any incomplete payments icon

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Tiffform (August 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM)

all my registrations are sent to the pending submissions. I have to manually complete the submission, even though a payment has been made on paypal. i 'saved product' in the produce wizard but never got a confirmation that the integration was complete. please assist. thank you.

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PetraTest (January 31, 2014 at 04:15 AM)

I would like to be able to export all the Incomplete Payments posts to excel or .csv - is that possible?

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abchoopsnyc (May 23, 2014 at 01:03 PM)

Why is this feature not available anymore?

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Macwester (August 02, 2014 at 11:56 AM)

I would like a facility to be notified about incomplete submissions too (seconding the suggestion of several earlier posters

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HeatherThomas (March 01, 2015 at 11:55 AM)

Please tell me how to view a list of all payments that failed that I hit "complete". I didn't know what this was and just cleared about 5 of them but didn't realize their payments didn't go through. Is there a way to access all the ones we manually deleted?

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ddbrokers (March 04, 2015 at 08:52 AM)

So this wont charge the customer. We have to contact them and have them do it again?

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lmabson (May 12, 2015 at 05:32 PM)

I have done this in the past. However, for some reason it will not allow me to do so now. The number of incomplete payments is not registering as over the icon button. Any other suggestions?

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