For a WFFM, I have used the Save Action as Create Item. On Submit, it creates a new item as desired.

I read that the WFFM data will be saved into these SQL tables - FormFieldValues, Fact_FormSummary, Fact_FormEvents and Fact_FormStatisticsByContact but it did not.

Those tables are empty. Is there any other option I should select in the "Save Actions", to have the data save into the tables.

In the Sitecore.WFFM.Dependencies.config, I changed the dataprovider from <formsDataProvider ref="/sitecore/wffm/analytics/analyticsFormsDataProvider"/> to <formsDataProvider ref="/sitecore/wffm/analytics/sqlFormsDataProvider"/>.

It creates the item but no data in the tables.

Using sc8.2u3.

  • Did you add the wffm connectionstring? And is "Save Form Data to storage" checked on the form?
    – Gatogordo
    Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 14:30
  • Are you seeing any errors in the logs when you submit a form? Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 14:41
  • @Gatogordo. The "Save Form Data..." was checked by default. Is there another connection string for WFFM ??
    – sukesh
    Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 15:02
  • @AhmedOkour. No. The item gets created without any errors.
    – sukesh
    Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 15:03
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    @Qwerty You need to attach the WFFM database and add a connection string for it, Here are the steps : doc.sitecore.net/web_forms_for_marketers/82/… Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 15:05

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I was able to solve this following @AhmedOkour's suggestion.

  1. Attach the Sitecore_Wffm database which will be located inside /website/data folder.

  2. Open /App_Config/Include/Sitecore.WFFM.Dependencies.config and change the reference attribute for formsDataProvider. It should be sqlFormsDataProvider.

    formsDataProvider ref="/sitecore/wffm/analytics/sqlFormsDataProvider"/>

  3. Open /App_Config/Include/Sitecore.Forms.config and check the WFFM connection string setting

    setting name="WFM.ConnectionString" value="wfm" />

  4. Add a new connection string in /App_config/ConnectionStrings.config

add name="wfm" connectionString="Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=mysite_Sitecore_wffm;Integrated Security=False;User ID=sa;Password=123" />

The connection string name should be the same as mentioned in Sitecore.Forms.config

  1. Submit the form and you can check the data in these tables in the mysite_sitecore_wffm database - FieldData, FormData

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