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How to Search a Submission from the Submissions Page

How to Search a Submission from the Submissions Page

Almost everyone is familiar with the search bar. Whether you’re using Google, Bing, or just browsing a random website, you use the search bar to find results using a keyword (or a search query).

JotForm Tables also includes this nifty feature, so you can search for specific submissions. Here are some examples:

🔘 You're looking for submissions sent by someone named John Smith.

🔘 You want to find submissions that were sent on a specific date.

🔘 You want to display submissions from people who answered Yes to a particular survey question.

How can you do this? It’s simple. Open JotForm Tables, and type your search query into the search bar or use the filter to filter submissions based on a date or a particular answer.

Search for John Smith

After typing your query into the search bar, the results should automatically be displayed. You don’t need to press the enter key on your keyboard.

Filter submissions based on a specific date:

Bonus tip: Click the All Time button to quickly search for submissions based on date ranges. 

Filter submissions based on an answer from a specific field — for example, a yes-or-no question:

Did you know that you can create a new tab from your filtered submissions with JotForm Tables? Once the filter is set, click the Create a New Tab button.

Enter a name for the new tab, and click the Create Tab button in the popup window.

The new tab now includes your filter. We highly recommend not deleting the filter because it’s the lifeline of the tab.

How to search for a submission from the old submissions page

After selecting the form and clicking the Submissions button on My Forms, the form will redirect you to the old submissions page.

The search bar is located at the bottom of the page.

To filter submissions based on a date, click the settings (gear) icon at the top right side of the page, and choose or set your time frame:

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  • pakamclinic

    there is no Search in Submissions field in the submissions page. How do i search for a submission by keyword?

  • JBrereton

    What is the purpose for flagging a submission?

  • youngmasters

    Hi, I'd like to know if I can search submissions by tags. I've seen there is an option in the advanced search to use this as a filter. But I need to know how to seach all submissions with a particular tag. Please assist.

  • rsmolkin

    Hi, also having a problem with search, it's not finding any record for names that I know exist in the list. Does search work for forms with encryption?

  • Raewyn_Woodgate

    HI, My "Search in Submissions" has stopped working? I am typing in the surname of several people I know have a submission in the system and it is displaying nothing for each of them.

    Is this due to the change in year? is there a date setting I need to change? It says to check Time Frame. Where do I find this?