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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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      34 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

    • 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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        1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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        • 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.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow to duplicate a form when created through the excel program.

            When previously creating a survey in excel, the functionality existed to duplicate the same survey (through excel) by changing the name and saving - there was no need to retype the survey. Data collected by an excel survey automatically populated into an excel spreadsheet. However, with the change to forms in excel, a new form is needed each time a new excel spreadsheet is copied - making the creation of the same form via excel for different populations / demographics more time consuming.

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              2 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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              • Number in Excel file

                I suggest that the number type fields of the form are not type text in the exported EXCEL file.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Forms to be created via document libraries before using the Forms site

                  You cannot create and open Forms for Excel unless you've launched the Forms app from the portal pages. This needs to change and it blocks users from opening newly created Forms from within a document library.

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                    1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • two surveys, one excel doc

                    I would like to have two surveys: one before event and another after event where the responses are tracked in one single place (there would be one unique field response in the second survey that would signal which row to place the results in the first excel doc.) Is this possible?

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Excel query

                      Option to have live query Answers to Excel as in SharePoint lists.

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                      • 1 vote
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                          2 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Data Collector

                          In forms, there should be a check box in the form manager that will allow you to choose if the data is analyzed and collected for the excel spreadsheet. Not all data collected on the form is important. I use this form as a daily check-in pilot. There should also be a way to use this form daily; as each day passes, the form files the day and allows new responses instead of compiling all responses from each time a person submits. True/False should be added.

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                          • 2 votes
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                            • Allow to download data from mutliple forms/quizzes at once

                              Would be nice to be able to download data from multiple forms at once. Would also be nice to be able to group forms together into groups for managing a large number of forms.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I need to create reports from each category so that one employee does not need to see other's feedback except their own.

                                I would like to pull a different report for each category. I would like to customize reports further without having to sort and modify the excel file every time I pull a new report.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the Quiz Creator to be able to input answers that can be automatically marked in the text portion of the exam.

                                  multiple choice doesn't work well for younger students.
                                  Math works best with allowing students the ability to show their work.
                                  Some math equations can't be answered by multiple choice.
                                  I would still like to automatically mark their answers via excel.

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reactivate the ability to use Microsoft Forms Data Sync in Excel

                                    Towards to end of 2016, the Excel add-in, Microsoft Forms Data Sync, was functioning well. This add-in allows for the form data to update although a user is analyzing data in Excel 2013/2016.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Push URL(s) in Responses to Excel spreadsheet as live hyperlinks

                                      When pulling results from Form Responses to an Excel spreadsheet, the URLs in the Responses do not format as links in the Excel spreadsheet.

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                                      • 8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 12 votes
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