We are happy to introduce multiple mail notifications. When somebody fills out your form, ActiveForms can now send many mails - diferrent to you, different to your client.
After each submit of a form, ActiveForms send an e-mail notification. Ussually we use this channel to send submitted entries to ourselves - forms owner. However, sometimes we need to notify our client. Since our form runs in our domain, mail notification should be also sent from there.
Once you’ve created and published your first forms, it’s time to think how to retrieve entry data from ActiveForms. The easiest and most convenient way is to export them to a CSV file. Today, we present a short how-to on configuring that mechanism.
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ActiveForms is the best tool for building forms integrated with external services. An example of such possibilities is remote validation.
If an entry processing system is integrated with forms built in ActiveForms, it may be required for the ActiveForms to inform the system about each submitted entry. ActiveForms provides an API that enables retrieving all entries, but it has to be actively queried. If the external system doesn’t query ActiveForms periodically about new entries (‘busy-waiting’), you can use the mechanism described below.
When you program integration or configure a printout template, you need quick access to the list of field IDs. You don’t always remember them and you aren’t always the original author. It is also inconvenient to keep entering and leaving FormBuilder.
When you publish a web form, you always want to get as much information about its efficiency as possible. ActiveForms provides internal statistics for completed entries, but the owner of a form will inevitably want to connect it to a Google Analytics account.
When you use ActiveForms on a smaller scale and don’t need to create a client application for processing entries, you can use simple integration with an e-mail account.
Once you’ve set up your ActiveForms account, your forms are served at https://activeforms.com/CLIENT/FORM by default. Usually, however, it makes more sense for forms to work in your domain. When users visit your website and want to disclose their personal data to you, they should see your domain in the browser bar.