Specify the forms and fields to save to a database


Specify which forms and fields save their data in xDB or a custom SQL Server database.

You can configure the properties that determine whether the data of a form or a field is saved in xDB or a custom SQL server database. You may want to do this for security reasons, for example, if you do not want to save sensitive form data.

To specify whether the data of a form or field item is saved to the database:

  1. In the content tree, navigate to the sitecore/System/Modules/Web Forms for Marketers/Website folder.

  2. Select the relevant form or field item, and in the right pane:

    • For form items, in the Submit section, select Save Form Data To Storage.

    • For field items, in the Data section, select Save.


    If the Save option is not selected on the form, any changes made to the field item will not be saved.

  3. Click Save.