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Seamlessly Connect Formidable Forms with Zapier: Accessing Time-Submitted Field

Published on Feb 28th, 2024

Accessing the submission timestamp of a form field is a common requirement for many businesses and individuals looking to keep track of data entry times for organizational and analysis purposes. If you’re using Formidable Forms on your WordPress site and want to automate workflows, integrating with Zapier can significantly streamline your processes. In this guide, we'll go through the steps to access a time-submitted form field on Zapier from Formidable Forms.

Step-by-Step Guide to Access Time-Submitted Form Field on Zapier:

  1. Set Up Your Formidable Form:
    Begin by creating or editing a form in Formidable Forms. Ensure that you have a field that captures the time the form is submitted. This can be a hidden field that automatically captures the submission time or a visible one for users to fill in.

  2. Configure Submission Settings:
    Go to the form settings and look for the option to control what data is sent when a form is submitted. Make sure that your time-submitted field is included in the data that will be sent.

  3. Create a Zapier Account:

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for a free or premium Zapier account. You will need this account to create the automation (also known as a Zap).

  1. Connect Formidable Forms to Zapier:
    Within Zapier, choose the ‘Make a Zap’ option. Select Formidable Forms as the trigger app and configure it by logging into your WordPress site where Formidable Forms is installed. Zapier will request access, which you need to grant.

  2. Set Up Trigger:
    After connecting Formidable Forms to Zapier, you need to set up a trigger. This is the event that will start your Zap. Choose 'New Form Entry' as your trigger event. Next, select the particular form you want to work with.

  3. Find Time-Submitted Field:

Zapier will then fetch existing entries from your selected form to set up your trigger. Look through these entries to identify the time-submitted field. Make a note of the field's unique identifier – you will use this to map the field in your action steps.

  1. Configure Action Step:
    Depending on what you want to do with the submission time, you can choose an action from thousands of integrated apps on Zapier. For example, you might want to add the submission timestamp to a Google Sheet. In your action setup, ensure that you map the correct time-submitted field using its unique identifier.

  2. Test Your Zap:
    Once the action is configured, test your Zap to make sure it’s working as expected. You should see the time-submitted data passed through to your chosen action app.

  3. Activate Your Zap:

If the test is successful, your Zap is ready to go. Activate it, and you will now be able to automate actions based on the exact time a form was submitted.

By following these steps, accessing a time-submitted field from Formidable Forms on Zapier becomes a straightforward task. Automation can save time and reduce errors in transferring data, whether for tracking, analytics, or any other purpose that your business may have.

Ensure to adhere to the best practices in forming your Zaps for reliability and maintenance concerns. With the right setup, you can make your workflows more efficient and focus your time on tasks that require a human touch.

Article Metadescription:
Discover how to link Formidable Forms to Zapier and access the time-submitted form field for advanced workflow automation. Follow our step-by-step guide to improve productivity & data management effortlessly.

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