One of the most powerful abilities of Forms for Confluence is the ability to automate activities based on form responses. In this guide we'll look at three different examples of how you can automate your form responses, however as Forms for Confluence offers you the ability to export your form results into JSON, XML, and CSV, you could create your own automations that meet your business needs. To find out more about the different export options, take a look at our guide on interpreting results.
Automating form results requires you to have Confluence admin permissions and isn't available to space admins and general Confluence users. If you're not a Confluence admin and want to automate your form results, please contact your Confluence admin.
Send Form Responses to an Email Address
Forms for Confluence allows you to determine where your form responses are sent, one option is to send your responses to an email address.
If you're a team that needs to keep on top of your form responses, then sending them to a dedicated email address is one way to ensure that no responses are missed.
This is also useful way of enabling teams or users that don't have Confluence space admin to view form results.
To learn more about how to configure your form responses to arrive in your mailbox, take a look at our documentation.
Create Jira Tickets from Form Results
If you're a team that needs to gather feedback in Confluence and then take action on them by tracking them in Jira, this automation is for you.
Forms for Confluence allows you to send your form responses directly to Jira by making them consumable by ScriptRunner for Jira.
You can map questions in Forms for Confluence to Jira fields and issue types, for example you could add a form to a documentation project that your teams have been working on, allowing for your testers or proof-readers to add a bug directly from your Confluence documentation.
To learn more about how to configure your form responses to create Jira tickets, take a look at our documentation.
Create new Confluence Pages with Form Results
Forms for Confluence together with ScriptRunner for Confluence allows you to post your results onto a Confluence page.
This automation allows you to share your results with a specific team or group of people more easily or could be used to allow you to add a set of predefined variables to a new page.
For example, you could use a form to create a page in a specific space, that uses a specific template, labels or other set options that enable your instance to scale more easily.
To learn more about how to configure your form responses to create Confluence pages, take a look at our documentation.