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.
Eli Robillard commented
You can't pass a parameter into Forms from Teams or SharePoint without buying Pro licenses, so you can't use a picker outside of Forms and pass a name in. Surveys are gone in SharePoint, unless you enable the Classic feature, which prevents using Power Automate to do anything with responses.
So Forms, despite being hailed as a first class Office app, is clearly not ready to be used in an organization for so much as having managers sign up staff for courses. In a features battle with SharePoint 2007 surveys, MS Forms is still losing. And AI features are on the roadmap? Really? I don't love User Voice, but if we're going to be selectively ignored in favor of marketing demo fodder, just kill the pretense already.
What is the latest from Microsoft on this ? is there any new Field types on their road map ?
People picker would be great !
Star D. commented
Some field types we could use:
instruction (ie, the ability to have paragraphs of text that aren't preceded by numbering)
Additional validation types on numbering (eg, length, decimal, etc)
True sections ("section" in Forms equals page break)
File upload (GCC doesn't have this yet)
a map or KML (not just an image of a map)
Some of our users would also like an occupancy/seats field so that the form could close once the total of that field across all responses hits a certain #, but that seems like more of a Bookings or Power Apps/Automate use case.
great ideas, regarding the matrix questions. I would also suggest having something like multiple checkboxes for one question (see the example attached)
Jeff Creedon commented
1 word: PeoplePicker
Would also love Matrix options e.g. Matrix of Dropdown Menus, Matrix Rating Scale. Without such options, I find I am forced to use another survey platform that provides a lot more flexibility in question styles.
Steve Black commented
Country would be good.
Mehdi Derraz commented
This is excellent!
I am looking to add a "people" field which would offer suggestions as you start typing with names within your organisations. It would need to be a valid employee name (for internal use only).
jenny anams commented
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Andy Lechner commented
Would love support for a "people picker" field type.
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Bill Park commented
Please add a time selection!
Jake Warren commented
I agree that forms is a basic digital utility and should be expanded to encompass the other free offerings of other services rather than reserving features for Forms Pro.
By adding an option for the answers box to format in different ways, such as currency or numbers would make Forms a much more powerful tool
Ashley Hosford commented
The Field Type of 'Combo Box' so users have the ability to start to type and the results are filtered based on the text. Similar to a Combo Box functionality in PowerApps.
Also, the ability to add a phone # as a formatted field - so it will reject filling it in with a random character
John Sudds [msft] commented
Please add support for enforcing "email" address format.
Nadia Maves commented
The electronic signature is a must if we want to be able to use this for actual web forms. If not this becomes limited to a survey tool.
Unless this is implemented Microsoft should rename this to Microsoft Surveys - it does not have anywhere near the full functionality of other forms on offer.
when the other option is chosen a specification box appear