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Suggestions for entry form system?

  1. Jamie M

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if Gravity forms would be a good way to organise an entry form system for a music competition. Basically, candidates register their interest online, and all this information would be collected into a "database". At the conclusion of the entry period, an admin would then need to export mass amounts of candidate information, and this would be filtered by classes (there will be hundreds) to go into the programme.

    Can gravity forms do this sort of data collection and export?

    I'll buy a developer's license if so :)

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday September 19, 2011 | Permalink
  2. I don't see why not. Gravity Forms can create all sorts of simple and complex forms. The entry data is stored in a database and you can also export the entry data as a CSV file to import into some other application or tool such as Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheets, etc.

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday September 19, 2011 | Permalink
  3. RichardBest

    I've used GF in this way for a "submit a recipe" competition. The competition was to close at a certain date so I used the really helpful feature that enables you to close the form to new submissions at a specified date. I then used the export to CSV feature Carl mentions to get the entries to the competition organiser (after converting the CSV file to an Excel file).

    In your case, if you use appropriate fields for your classes, you can then sort the data very easily in Excel.

    I'm about to put GF to similar use for the collection of data from some 750 people.

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday September 19, 2011 | Permalink