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123FormBuilder API – Retrieve Forms

The Retrieve Forms API page retrieves details on any form that belongs to the current user. The user is determined by the apiKey parameter.

Page URL for requests:


There is also a second way to call this page, mentioning a certain form ID:


The XML output contains

as the root element, with zero or more

sub-elements that, in turn, have the following sub-elements:

  • formId
  • formName
  • formEmails which has email sub-elements
  • formCreated
  • formDateStart
  • formDateEnd
  • formEncoding
  • formRedirectMessage
  • formRedirectUrl

The Retrieve Forms operation can also be used for subuser accounts. Use the following URL to make a request to get all of the forms in a subuser’s account:


Use the following URL to make a request for a certain form in a subuser’s account:


{subusers-email-address-encoded} is the email address associated to the subuser’s account, which has the PHP urlencode() function applied.

If you need advanced functionality, we highly recommend you to use API V2


  1. Hi,

    I am trying to retrieve form but I am getting an error as \”Empty API Key\”, so can you tell me how can I get the forms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions. For more FAQs, please browse through the  FAQs page.

Is this service free?
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You can publish your forms in many ways, by using their direct URL or HTML link, embedding them with a JavaScript code, Inline HTML or iFrame, using the Facebook app or the WordPress plugin, using popups, the Blogger code snippet and many more. Once you have created and customized your form, go to the Publish section to complete your work. Read more in our documentation.
How do I change my form design?
You can change the design of your form in the Themes section, which is located in your form settings. We offer a set of more than 30 predefined form themes for your forms, but you can also create your own from scratch. You can customize the submit button, the logo and more. To apply your own stylesheets, all forms come with a custom CSS editor.

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