More Field Types
More types of fields with richer options must be available.
If Forms is meant to compete with market leaders in this sector, it cannot offer just 4 types of fields it currently offers. See attached screen shots of how many types of field other services are offering.
Also, you need richer options. For example: you cannot offer only one type of date formatting. We use dd/mm/yyyy in Europe. Americans use the mm/dd/yyyy. The form creator must be able to define the desired format.
In general, we need more types of fields and more advanced control options for each type of field.
Microsoft Forms is very limited, especially when compared to G-Suite. I was startled to see how lightweight the product actually was. No drop-down menu? Really? I prefer to keep our environment as homogeneous as possible, but Microsoft keeps dropping the ball (Microsoft Planner is also inadequate). If Microsoft keeps falling short, my next recommendation will be to move to G-Suite and drop Office 365.
Agreed; more filed types which force/compel formatting and data layout for easier data organizing for reporting.
Hi, I agree with the thread and would like to add to the example cited that there should also be a time format should we want it.
Sergey Romanov commented
Cpecial field types like email, telephone or other that can be later processed. SO we can automatically process froms and send SMS to user with results if user entered a phone numnber.
Yes, it's very importante, for example I would like to use an association fields, i.e.
Rome -> Caesar
Russia -> Czar
User (Office 365) field it's important for us. Indicate approver, copy to, assistants to training,....
Would be great if "Export to Excel" did not format all responses as text. If the response entered was a number, it should appear/format in Excel as a number. Users have to convert text to columns to use data and often have to copy from table format to cell format to create formulas.
Yes, more field types and date formatting
Jerome Dobosz commented
Signature is a great idea !!!
I agree - I would like to see a few fields:
- Email Address (or at least allow the standard field to have an email address style restriction (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- An input grid. Currently you have to have a separate line item for each box but would be nice to have a single question/item with several rows and an input box at the end of the row/question.
- Date restrictions (i.e. >today, tomorrow, or a specific date)
Ben Rowland commented
I think this is essential
Kenny Ermann commented
This is really important. For us, time entry (in addition to date) is CRITICAL
Alan, your example is incorrect. for most of the word that date is the 6th of July 2018.
Alan Cossey commented
Agreed on the date formatting. This is very important indeed. For most of the world 6/7/2018 is 6th June 2018.