It would be good if there were other restriction options other than just on 'numbers'. For example, I often want to restrict the number of words/characters for a response to avoid overly lengthy responses.
Star Zhao commented
It's totally shocking that such an easy requirement (submitted almost 4 year ago) couldn't be implemented.
Jess Jimenez commented
Please allow character limits - not just numbers. Also, if there was an option to only accept a certain amount of applications. For example, for events, we only have a certain amount of spots available so it would be nice if submission reached the limit and would either not allow the submitter to submit a form or possibly a waiting list and send a notification.
Jim Buist commented
Microsoft: Please look at Google Forms and see all the great options for response validations/restrictions. That system is much better, but I work with an organization that has switched to your system, so I need to use this, now. We need to be able to validate:
- Phone Numbers (format)
- ID #s (min/max number)
- Email addresses
Plus ability to copy a list from a spreadsheet and paste into a drop-down list.
Aimee Passmore commented
Yes please allow character limits - not just numbers
number? thats it ? add more options, formats or this is almost worthless and will generate tremendous problems when the receiver gets a thousand incorrect submissions and has to send it back out .
It would be PERFECT to be able to perform validation on checksum digits.
Darren Jones commented
Yes we need to be able to pic standard restrictions like phone numbers I know these vary wildly by region.
Time (why is there no time? Put it next to date)
Timezone (Then an option to convert to my timezone. Maybe something Flow could do.)
Number of words or characters.
Terrible implementation! At least we need to have a check for a valid phone number and a valid email address. basic stuff indeed...
Ethan Rutledge commented
This is basic stuff, come on, please get it done.
this feature would be really handy, my department is currently using Flow to record responses received from a Form in a SharePoint list then send an email response, but the sharepoint record cannot handle a response longer than 255 characters. Would be good if you could put a limit on the response itself then users couldnt submitt anything that was bound to fail
Krista L. Lough commented
Please make this available!
Standard restrictions used in forms would be helpful; Emails, Phone Numbers, min/max length
Daniel Mee commented
This suggestion has more votes but this suggestion explains it a bit more comprehensively https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451/suggestions/36783538
Randolph F. Handel commented
Or for quizzes, make input restrictive to force students to find/enter the right answer
Mariana Dantas commented
I badly need email format validation via restrictions in forms
Like it, text answers can become to large.
I am using MS Forms for purpose of creating one specific survey. In that survey I need to validate the same input response of text type question against simple function formula, similar to Excel, e.g. Iseven(input response) or mod(input response, 2)=0 or len(input response)=5. In Execl, all the above simple formulas in addition to more complicated ones are possible, but in Forms, even these simple ones are not possible. The only available validations (restrictions) are for number formatting.
My question, is there a way to make these simple formula validations in Forms?
Other example: the student can respond by a word and it would correct automaticaly the word.
If I restrict to numbers only, then the question is automatically "required".
It would be great if I could embed a list of student ID's and the id has to be one of the ones I have typed for the student to submit their form. This prevents the student from making up a number or name.