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  1. Connect results to Excel as a data source rather than opening a new workbook each time

    The form is great in terms of collecting responses. That said, if you need to view all the data at once, you need to open the form results in Excel. If you do that, it appears to open a separate result each time. There is no way to edit the results workbook. For example, I want to add a column to the results where I can keep track of whether or not I have contacted the person since they have filled out the form. If I add that column to the table, it will be gone when I next click…

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      43 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi Forms users,

      Thanks for using Microsoft Forms and providing feedback.

      We just enabled a new feature “Forms for Excel” for all Microsoft Forms customers. When you create Forms for Excel in your OneDrive for Business / modern SharePoint team sites, you will get an Excel workbook at the same time. All the responses data will show up in your Excel workbook in real time.

      You could get more detail from – https://aka.ms/formsforexcel

      Please be free to leave comments if you have any question.

      Regards,
      Microsoft Forms Team

    • Make features consistent between OneDrive and SharePoint

      Working with a Form linked to a OneDrive spreadsheet and it seems to work OK.

      When I open a spreadsheet in a SharePoint folder I get a feature called "Survey" but I guess I shouldn't use that becasue it's on its way to being depreciated?

      I'm terrified to move files or open in desktop Excel for fear of breaking them.

      This reminds be of the Skype / Skype For Business / Lync debacle.

      More coherence in product roadmaps please!

      4 votes
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      • Forms to Excel connection

        I rearranged the questions in my Form, but the Excel still keeps the old order. I'd love to be able to rearrange the Excel to match the order of questions I have on the form.

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          0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • with the checkbox ; it would be wonderful to have a possibility to add a number . if so , you could build a simple order form

          about the excel survey form , great application:

          with the checkbox ; it would be wonderful to have a possibility to add a number . if so , you could build a simple order form. would be great

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • forms for excel

            Forms for Excel - Add 'Quiz' type Forms

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              0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Mutiple Excel files from a single Form based on the answer to a specific question

              I would like to pre-program a drop down list with departmental names.
              When a person completes a Form they will select their department.
              Their response should then be saved to / appended to an Excel spreadsheet depending on the department they select.

              For example:
              A form gets sent to all staff / students across three different departments: X, Y & Z.
              All responses from people who complete the Form in department X get saved to spreadsheet A.
              All responses from people who complete the Form in department Y get saved to spreadsheet B.
              All responses from people who complete the…

              2 votes
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              • Allow duplication of Form in sharepoint

                We are using forms in the school office to collect data from parents & record observations. We need to be able to create form templates so they can be easily duplicated. At the moment if you duplicate a form it creates a copy in your onedrive, once you copy this to the required sharepoint area the form functionality is lost.

                The form functionality is also lost if you try to copy the excel sheet created.

                We really need this asap, having to recreate a form every time is not only a waste of time it leaves us open to errors…

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                  1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Choose "Forms for Excel" from Office 365 Forms

                  Currently, to create Forms for Excel one needs to open Excel from O365; for "regular" Forms you use the Forms tile. It would be great if we could go to Forms and, when creating, choose Forms for Excel.

                  Ancillary to this; because Forms for Excel, once created, show in Forms, it would be beneficial to be able to tell from the tile which kind of Form one is. Currently, the only way I'm aware is that if you go to Responses, Forms show the dark green icon and the Forms for Excel show the light green one to show that…

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                    0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • unlink + relink with excel online

                    I there anyway to un-link & re-link Form with Excel online?

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                      • Ability to move the Form/spreadsheet within Sharepoint to another location, and the link be dynamic - currently it breaks the relationship.

                        Ability to move the Form/spreadsheet within Sharepoint to another location/folder, and the link be dynamic - currently it breaks the relationship.
                        You can do this no problem with Google forms.

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                          0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow ALL feedback to be exported from a form after marking has taken place

                          At present when results are exported, not all feedback is exported. If questions are reviewed and fed back after a test is taken then this feedback is not exported in the Excel file - which kind of defeats the point in the feedback column for each question being there. This would be incredibly useful when making a record of feedback given.

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                            0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I would like to view responses in an online Excel sheet that updates automatically (adding a table row) when new responses are submitted.

                            Allow reponses to be viewed in a live Office365 Excel sheet so that new submissions can be seen right away. Unfortunately, downloading the Excel sheet to view doesn't let us see new responses right away.

                            9 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Have the ability to choose where the answers go in excel

                              Have an optional setting that will allow you to set each question to fill in a specific column, instead of the default of adding it to the end of the Table

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                              • Use form for excel online with extension xltm

                                Please, I would like to enable an excel .xltm worksheet with vba to work in forms for excel online.

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                                • Sharepoint should have the same form creation functionality

                                  Sharepoint should have the same form creation functionality as One Drive, which I always consider my "personal area" of SP. I.e. we should be able to create the excel file or a form from anywhere on SP, too - we´re itnerested in creating surveys that would feed Excel files we store oN SP. Maybe someone knows the solution and I have not understood? Otherwise it makes no sense to limit this functionality in such a powerful thing as SP.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow multiple forms to be assigned to single workbook as separate sheets

                                    My scenario: I run multiple trainings each week. I create Forms from Excel to tie the data to OneDrive and Sharepoint (depending), which is great, but each form has to be in a separate workbook, even though it creates a new sheet for the form. It would be VERY helpful to generate multiple forms from a single workbook, each as its own sheet, so I could collect all forms for a particular class, topic or timeframe, as I see fit.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Assign column to question.

                                      Choose which column from Excel sheet is associated with the question.

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                                      • Include subtitles in response output

                                        I really like Forms, but I just discovered something that almost makes them useless in my current use case.
                                        I can "group" questions at design time by using a common Title but different subtitles within each set of questions.
                                        However, the Responses lose the subtitle making the answers useless. Since I use the Excel file to port answers to another application, I can't use subtitles to distinguish questions within the Titled group.

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                                        • Length of number of mobile or telephone number

                                          If person want to write mobile number and if number is shorter or longer than desire length is should not be accepted.

                                          If some text is in a specific format like xx-xx-xx-xxxx and as person writes it should be in that format only

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