Take Forms to the next level
This would be invaluable with a few additions:
1) Checkboxes (not just radio)
2) email alerts when completed to Form owner(s)
3) Ability to attach files (20-50mb)
4) Ability to turn completed forms into tasks or "to do lists"
5) "if this... then" when creating the questions would be great. So some questions might "unlock" other questions.(slightly different than branching).
6) ability to link dates to a shared calendar (making due dates and reminders possible
Has this been updated yet
As with the calendar, I would like to have a watch button to insert a time in a field
Rachel - IT Project Mgr commented
It would be ideal if you could have ‘sections’ in the form that either allow users to go to a ‘next’ page to denote another section of the form instead of one long scrolling form.
It would also be helpful to have If, Then sections of each ‘Question’ so that you can denote whether or not a new question is presented or skipped dependent on the previous questions response:
Example: If Question 2 = ‘Yes”, go to Question 3 but if Question 2 = “No”, go to Question 4.
Charles Daniels commented
File upload, with the ability to name the file according to the field name + other fields in the form (upload field = Picture 1 + Name = Joe Shmoe + current extension) produces Joe Smoe Picture 1.jpg). Then store it in OneDrive (even better if a folder can be created).
David Birdsall commented
All of these are very important. Particularly "If this, then" ability within the form so that you can ask detailed follow up questions based on someones answers without having to duplicate the general questions etc. Email/Alert for answers, and saving to an Excel file in Sharepoint are also important.
Wonderful list of features to have... Please provide work on these features. It helps a citizen developer so much on the above features.
I would also like to see the ability to attach files to the (completed) form.
Is it possible to add an active directory or list of options outside of Forms as a drop down function in choice questions?
IMHO, forms is like so minimalistic at this point it is no worth using. To take it to the next level you need:
- Tabs for separating info
- the ability to insert links in text
- the ability to add additional areas of text so you can give instructions for different areas of a form
- calculations in fields
You can make Forms do Due Dates, Reminders, E-mail alerts, Log responses anywhere you want (but it's easiest to log in a SharePoint list and then copy wherever else you need from there) and many other things using Microsoft Flow. However, the branching logic, more customizability in terms of images, fonts, etc., checkboxes, and most importantly to me-the ability to pre-fill fields using a URL modifier are not supported and need to be.
Lasse Sørensen commented
We reaaly need an option to share results to "Everyone with the link"
Mike Morrison commented
re (3) the ability to upload an image as an answer to a question in forms will be useful for a range of applications
Mike Morrison commented
File upload is essential, It will allow data integration, and will allow us to keep in the MS suite rather than use other tools for this simple task
Erick Sarmiento commented
after so many months and have not made changes :(
Nicholas Contant commented
I would like to see #3 gain more attention. Linking to cloud storage is not an easy solution as it requires additional steps for the user and adds additional room for user error (applying correct permissions, etc). There is substantial space (1T at my institution) per account in One Drive. Could documents (20-50mb) not be housed there once submitted by a user?
Martin Sørensen commented
I use Forms together with Flow. A flow starts whenever a form response is submitted. Flow has many options to trigger email sending, approval flows, adding to other excel sheets, user lookup and much more.
In combination Forms and Flow can get you very far...
#5 is mandatory for me. And it can also be used as a password to secure access to the form. If the answer match with your password --> allows access to the rest of the form / If not, close the form.
As stated by others 2 is already an option but a great addition would be to change who it is emailed to. Rather than form owner, someone else who has editing rights should be able to have it emailed to them.
J. R. Brenner commented
3) attaching files gets my biggest vote! I am using google forms (not a google fan here!) I would switch in a second.
7) Location (GPS - Lat/Long) data auto generated without showing as a question or as a yes/no to include location data.
I would like to choose which email(s) who will get the results.
Craig Muldoon commented
I'm mainly voting for the attaching of files.