# Do's and Don'ts

Here is the summary of things that you should be careful of while posting your data to Getform.

  • Every form input field you added to your form must have a name attribute with a unique name. Your input fields should look like this:
<form action="{your-form-endpoint}" method="POST">
    <input type="text" name="name">
    <input type="email" name="email">
    <input type="text" name="message">
    <input type="number" name="age">
</form>
  • If you want to post your data using JavaScript, you should add a content type to your form tag. Supported content types are "Content-Type: json", "Content-Type: formdata", and "Content-Type: x-www-form-urlencoded"

  • You should post your data through secure HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTPS). If you post your data through HTTP, your data won't be submitted to Getform.

  • If you are accepting files for your forms by using only HTML or JavaScript, you should add enctype=multipart/form-data" to your form tag.

  • If you want to get a response message as JSON, you must set HTTP Accept Header to application/json.

# Restricted Fields

There are some restricted fields & keywords that Getform will ignore to respond when you post your submissions. Please do not include them in your name attribute:

  • id, controller
  • action
  • submit
  • cardNumber, card_number, card_no
  • CVV, CVC, CVV2