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How to Integrate a Form with Google Drive

How to Integrate a Form with Google Drive

Google Drive is a great way to share your files among different computers and mobile devices. Integrating your form with your Google Drive account takes less than a minute. Once you complete the integration, when someone submits your form we will instantly send uploaded files and the data on the forms to your Google Drive folder.  



The screenshot above describes what happens when you integrate with Google Drive.

1. The folder name will be same as your form name so that you can see all of your files under a single folder for each form. 

2. Individual submission folder names can be customized. So, for example, you may choose to have the "Name" question on your form for that. 

3. We will also create a PDF file that contains all data submitted with the form. 

4. Finally, all of the uploaded files will be transferred to this folder.


I am sold! How can I start using Google Drive integration? 

1. First, open your form on the Form Builder and access the integrations page:

Click on Settings->Integrations and choose in the list "Google Drive". 


2. You will be asked to give JotForm permissions from your google drive account. Click on Authenticate to do that. 


3. A small pop-up window will request permissions. Click on "Allow". 



4. On the next step, you can customize your folder names. Click the "pencil" icon to select the fields as your custom folder name or input your own custom folder name. Click the "Apply" button to save the selections.

5. Simply click the "Complete Integration" button to save the integration:

6. That's all. Your integration is all set. You can now start getting files on your Google Drive. You will also see the link to the Google Drive folder to where the submissions and files will be uploaded. 

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  • wyonegonic

    Is there anyway to have the PDF's to go into one folder, instead of Jotform creating a new folder for each submission?

  • Jenelle

    Is it possible to not have the full PDF to go into the folder? I only want my client to see the photos uploaded.

  • Lindsay Tuman

    Hi - I am brand new to this site as I am in training to become a Life Coach. Is there a way to integrate a blank document I created into a google drive folder before I make the form public? Thank you !

  • particlex_mktg

    Can jotform intergrate with Gsuite share drive?

  • vxanchy

    I've setup integration with Google sheet but for each file uploaded (which are scanned documents) I have to download it in order to view it and this slows down my work, Is there a way that I can view them within the spreadsheet without downloading it each time I want to check the document for each submission. or at least connect the spread sheet to my google drive file of the same form that has all the documents in already?
    Thank you in advance.

  • drsera

    How can I change out the forms are saved?
    rather than time, form id, id? I would like them to be saved under: name, date
    Also, once the integration is completed- how do i send the forms to the folder?

  • Rodiek

    i did the integration. However, when I run some test, only some of the files uploaded through the form eventually show up in the Drive folder.
    I already eliminated the integration and connected it again, but I still could not solve the issue.

    Can you please help me?

  • brandonhallboard

    I tried to use the street address of an address field in the subfolder name, and it doesn't work!
    Example: {propertyAddress:addr_line1}
    This works in the auto-emails, PDF report, and other features, but not for creating a Gdrive folder!
    Jotform needs to fix this.

  • drsera


    I completed the integration of google drive with my jotform account. I sent myself a sample form- I signed it, and it says it was sent; however, I cannot find it on google drive.

    Where exactly do the forms go after they are sent to google drive?


  • mesolanabeachlp

    Wow!! That was very easy and user friendly!! Thank you!!

  • Fletna


    I need to share the form submissions with colleagues. We are based on the Google Drive and I was wondering how to integrate JotForms so that the submissions go to a shared Drive and not my personal one.

  • sahraoui.cyber

    The integration works fine for me except for one thing, It's not uploading all generated PDFs to drive only one Pdf and uploaded files.


    I integrated but my multiple choice questions are not showing on the google sheet. Why?

  • Rfarr

    So this created a folder yet my form did not go into my drive. I want the jotform I created to be in my drive so I can share it and bookmark it for use by others.

  • naomi.jennings

    Currently this step doesn't seem to be working

    4. On the next step, you can customize your folder names. Click the "pencil" icon to select the fields as your custom folder name or input your own custom folder name. Click the "Apply" button to save the selections.


    We use Dropbox, and I see there is a Dropbox integration. However.... it says it cannot get old files. This form is closed and I need to get the 86 applications and their respective uploads into a place where I can share it with my review committee.....

  • MzSarahH

    When I press the authenticate button, the 3 dots just blink forever. A new page never loads...?

  • elhub

    Can we integrate multiple google drives corresponding to multiple forms?

  • Emil

    I would like to know whether it would be possible to save on google drive the imported/original fillable pdf with data?

  • LarsErikf

    This process saving PDFs to Google Drive seems to have the same problem as saving them to Dropbox:
    There is no way to store all daily reports with the submission date as the file name - into one and only one folder.

  • Alliancium


    I set up accordingly, but instead of form with answers i get a copy of invoice which i dont need.
    What am i doing wrong?


    Can I manage folder permissions?
    The form selects email addresses and only those email addresses can view and edit the file.
    It's possible?

  • cgellene

    I have set up the google drive authentication and an using a standard upload in the form (not a widget), however the individual upload files are not appearing in the folder as separate files. I am just getting the PDF. Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot?

  • vocalbosssvt

    Is there a way to add all forms sent on a specific date in one folder? For example, all forms submitted today will be in a folder "07/12/19" and all forms that will be sent tomorrow will be in a folder "07/13/19"

  • Sherri Martinez

    If I have a user upload confidential information via a pdf and have my jot form set with an encryption code to review submissions, will I have issues with the pdf being auto loaded to a Google Drive folder upon submission?

    In other words is the transfer between JotForm and Google Drive secure? How is it secured?

  • andoverbeacon

    The process seems to have failed. Instead of seeing a valid URL, I got this on the final screen:
    Integration Ready!
    You drive folder can be found here: initialize folder.Google Drive integration exception in Auth. Err : JotForm Google API Exception in Auth Err : Error fetching OAuth2 access token, message: 'invalid_grant: Bad Request' Form ID :

    I'm going to try again, as I got called away between the Allow step and the Complete Integration step ... maybe the Google token or whatever expires.

    OK, the second time I tried it I didn't get interrupted and it worked fine.

    Please add to the list of requested features:
    1) Trap that error message and don't say Integration Ready when it really failed.
    2) Figure out if a long pause between the Allow step and the Complete Integration step will indeed cause the Complete Integration to fail.


  • andoverbeacon

    It would be worth noting in these instructions that while the integration setup will always create the integration folder in My Drive, you can then move it into a subfolder if you like. JotForm will still find it because it's known by its unique folder number, not by its position in My Drive or in any other folder.

  • lacaea

    Hello good day

    A few days ago that my Jotform forms are not downloaded in the google folder that were downloaded before. How can I do so that the forms are downloaded again in the folder where they were previously downloaded? Thank you.

  • bmanfield

    Do files submitted and stored in Google Drive use Jotform upload space quota?

  • vickievarn

    I've setup integration with Google Drive and the folders and files are being created as expected; however, I noticed that data from one of the questions/answers is completely missing. It is on the submission stored on the JotForm server but not the Google Drive. What would have caused this?

    I created a PDF from the Jotform submission list and the question is also missing when that file generated.

  • marcwade

    Once I've integrated a form with Google Sheets, how can I disable that integration?

  • Robyn Cochrane

    I went through the steps and the form is still not accessible on our google drive

  • vals26

    Hi, I've tried to integrate my form with GDrive, but for some reason the PDFs saved in the folder just have one page and they're not the full responses.
    Can anyone help me with this?

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  • andycullison

    Awesome tool!
    So all new submissions will be saved on Google drive, or can I download the existing one to Google Drive using the Integration tool? Please advice.

  • Kenny069

    Is it possible that the files submitted from all forms go into just one folder instead of many sub folders ?

  • ashibata3337

    Good afternoon,

    I was wondering whether there was a way to integrate an existing form with google sheets? I have already activated the app, but I do not know how to apply it to our existing form.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Jess1234567

    Hello this is awesome and I've set it up so working perfectly.
    However I would like to have a form that employees complete (not client facing) that can be found in each client folder as soon as the folder has been created. How can I do this? Would I upload a file into the form so that the client cannot view it but the form automatically goes into the client folder for editing? Or is there another way to do this? We also want to add photos to the client folder. Is the best way to do this via Google Photos so we would take the photo on our phones via Google Photos app and it would automatically sync with each client folder? THANK YOU so much!

  • jherrick

    When you integrate a form with a Google spreadsheet are you granting permission to Jotform to view, modify etc. all of your Google spreadsheets, documents and google forms? I have some private Google spreadsheets that are not related to Jotform that I want to keep private.

  • christophern

    Does it update if changes are made to the form and it is resubmitted?

  • grahamlaw

    How about the ability to customize the PDF file name using form fields, not just the folder? I've seen it requested a bunch of times in the forum, and it seems it should be straightforward for a programmer to implement.

  • ashleya6

    I would like my Google Integrate to name the documents with two of the form's inputs. I have it set up currently as {learningWalk} {dateOf}. I just clicked the boxes next to them when setting up the integration. However, they are not pulling the information and my folders and documents are coming out {learningWalk} {dateOf}. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thank you.

  • andywaller

    I just migrated my company to Team Drives. It doesn't look like there's a way to have the submissions saved to a Team Drive. Unfortunately, Google doesn't currently make it possible to share a folder in a Team Drive with a My Drive account, which would be a workaround if it worked.

    Has anyone been able to find a solution to this?

  • satoriana

    Hi, I've integrated form with google drive, and it work fine.
    But now, the {field name} is not showing anymore, so my folder is {name}{date} should be "Jhon 12/12/17" but now it's {name}12/12/17

    I checked the field {name} is changed it self to {name37} how to change it?

    Many thanks!

  • DTelegram

    I've successfully integrated with google doc. However, I've learned I don't need every field on my form to go to the google doc. Is there a way to choose what fields actually get sent to the google doc?

  • MaxwellB

    I just did an integration but there was information already on the jotform that I want moved to the new Google folder. How do I move old information over?

  • hbcreative

    I have a form that asks people to upload files. Is there a way to have those uploaded files go to gDrive, but not the corresponding PDF?

  • Loogita Kurrey

    i want to automatically store my localserver files and backups to google drive.

  • culturalvistas

    Hi, I'm trying to integrate my form with google drive. However, the website won't allow me to press the Complete Integration button. It turned light green and I cannot click it. How to fix?

  • progic

    I have a form with a few attachment fields, where each allow multiple attachments.

    Lately most of the Google Drive folders are not created with all attachments. I havent't seen a pattern, sometimes pdf files are not inserted, sometimes jpg files. Is there a problem?