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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. 

Questions? Please let us know in the comments box below!

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49 Comments...

  • 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?

  • Bomberoslevantealmeriense

    Awesome!!!

  • 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?

  • dblacombe

    Is it possible to have the Google Drive integration to use conditional logic?

    I'm working on an expense claim form. I have incorporated form fields such as "approved" and "rejected".

    What I was hoping to achieve was only once something was approved would it save to Google Drive.

    Is this even possible?

  • laxmi rao

    Hi, can i receive form submission in my Google Drive by viewing by the person's name only? insist of time and date as in folder form. How i can change this?

  • mahindrausa

    I would like the response to go into a different Google Sheet depending on the answer. For instance the question is "Who is this for?" The answers are "Person A, Person B, and Person C." Only Person C needs to see the responses made for Person C- can I make sheet for only responses concerning that person?

  • satoriana

    I integrated a form and received the data.. if i want to add another field, is it auto updated in my drive? (sheet & drive?)

    thanks

  • tbhatia

    I got this error message when I tried to integrate google drive using the method shown above.

    400. That’s an error.

    Error: redirect_uri_mismatch

    Application: JotForm

    You can email the developer of this application at: jotformsupport@gmail.com

    The redirect URI in the request, https://jotform.com/google/drive/, does not match the ones authorized for the OAuth client. Visit https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials/oauthclient/572974852238.apps.googleusercontent.com?project=572974852238 to update the authorized redirect URIs.

    Learn more

    Request Details
    That’s all we know.

  • rupert999

    Is it possible to integrate a form to multiple google drive accounts?

  • Sanket

    Hi ,

    Is there any way in which we can have multiple filed updated in google form instead of writing / pasting fields individually ..

    The idea ..

    I have few friends who give me feedback on monthly basis – this feedback will be in 20 rows & 20 columns , I want to consolidate it in single spreadsheet , in google spreadsheet we can give access to copy-paste their reports but in that case some time people overwrite earlier data , some time they can change (own) earlier data .

    I am looking for tool in which they can upload ( copy-paste ) details in one sheet with their credentials which will get auto updated in backend sheet , by doing this I can protect my backend spreadsheet by not giving edit options to others.

    Pls help.

  • taffpayne

    Description suggests that file uploads will be uploaded to Google Drive, the rest of the thread seems to suggest this is not the case. I have successfully linked and am getting a pdf upload but no file uploads.

  • diveakssh

    I have done google docs and google drive integration and its working fine.

    However, when a student uploads a file, the upload link in the spreadsheet links me to the jotform Server. I need the link that generates into the spreadsheet to be to the file in Google Drive as we want to preview the file in a tab, not download it.

    Is this possible with Jotform or do I need to go back to Form+ ?

  • sciref

    With a google drive integration, is there a way to change the folder naming standard after it's been set up?

  • blakefam

    I have successfully integrated to Google Drive and Google docs.
    I would however prefer for each submitted response PDF to go into the same Google Drive folder rather than into a dedicated folder for each submission.
    I would prefer a list of PDF rather than PDFs each inside their own folder.

  • Korby

    I had a coworker share a live form with me. Is there a way to save the live form and spreadsheet to my drive without breaking the live feed?

  • Greg

    Hi JotForm Support.

    I want to create a form with the image upload feature, I know how to do that.

    I then want to save the data to a google response sheet which I know how to integrate it too.

    I would like the image once uploaded to be inserted into that spreadsheet so that it is view able.

    The reason is because I want to public that specific response spreadsheet which is going to have lots of images in it with certain response. I am creating an online live database.

    Is this possible?

  • carbonlibraries

    Is there a way to integrate different forms into different folders?

  • draiUC

    Is there any possibility to establish the integration with G. Drive, but just saving the resultant pdf from the submission?

  • Ak

    what to do and how to save a form data in drive for multi users in my website.

  • Kiki1597

    I'm concerned as the files appear stored on jotform.com's servers in addition to going my google drive account. Is there a way to not have them stored on jotform.com's server?

  • kiki

    I want to upload files and with each file are specific fields associated with that file. I would like to be able to look at spreadsheet file in Google Drive that shows me every upload that was added through jotform.com and uploaded to my Google Drive. Is this possible? The PDFs that JotForm creates are fine, but not useful for me. Any other solutions out there?

  • utite

    Hi,

    I want to save the files corresponding to the form in a specific folder (not in the main folder). How is that possible?

    Thanks

  • JFlintham

    is there a way I can select the folder in the drive i want the spreadsheet to be in. If i move it after i have created it I don't receive any submissions.

  • PARASKUMAR

    is there any limitation as to how much the file size should be before we upload?

  • lcollard

    I just wanted to double-check the following. When I delete submissions from my JotForm site, ones that have been sent to my Google Drive, I'm only deleting what is stored at JotForm, right? Just want to make sure that I'm not inadvertently also simultaneously deleting them from my Google Drive. That would NOT be a fun surprise! Thanks.

  • NikLS

    Is there anyway to have the submissions go to a Google Spreadsheet instead of a PDF file?

  • Thomas Feller

    Is there a way to have Jotform send forms that have already been submitted before I turned on integration?

  • Hans

    thanks so much. it is so helpful

  • rkelley

    I have my submitted forms going to google drive. Can I have the fillable form on google drive and share it so that staff can access their fillable form their?

  • Souljaboi

    I have a google drive with a form already receiving data. But I want to add a file upload button that would enable the participants to send a graphic file to be used in the analysis.

    How do add / link the file button on jotform to the spread sheet created on google drive ?
    Thanks

  • luisitopr

    Hello is there a way to edit the pdf before is created in google drive to make it look more than my paper forms? and if the file could be instead of a pdf a excel file or both?

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    Cool.
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  • nairncis

    Folders are created in my drive but submissions are not being received.