Please include the capacity to edit their response after they have submitted their response.
Ray Collins commented
I've built a nice long process at our company in Forms, but without the respondent being able to edit their response we will have to find a different survey tool. It's a shame because we could have built some basic Excel and PowerBI visualizations off of the responses very easily. Please add this feature to allow respondents to have a unique link to return to their response and make updates!
I would like to use the forms for collecting information about applications used in a company. So whenever I (or another responsible person) finds out more info about an application or the information changes in time, the form answer could be changed and the collected information seen in a nice form. Google forms can do that.
Our situation is we use forms to collect information which then requires an action. We would like the ability to record the action at the end of the form but not edit the response to the form.
Jenny Armstrong Butrym commented
Another similar thought is to have a final page that reports the user’s supplied answers BEFORE the final Submit. This gives them one last chance to go back and correct any issues.
As a teacher, being able to have my students go back and edit a response they have already submitted would be very beneficial. I teach 5th grade and want my students to be able to learn from their mistakes. If they can go back and correct their mistakes they will, however right now once they submit the form they are stuck with the grade. Is there anyway to set it up so they can edit a submitted response?
I would also like this option. We are using this to capture first-line responses and a medical specilist is checking the reponses and add a YES of NO regarding further testing. It would be very easy for this person to be able to set a final question to YES or NO using an edit reponse. We have resorted to having the specialist copy-paste some identifier and his answer in a second form. Now backoffice needs to merge those reponses. The specialist cannot use the Exscel Export since it does not look good for inspecting the answers.
Shannon Holck commented
My company's use case.
Our software team uses surveys to gain sign-off for User Acceptance Testing. Users often spread the testing over multiple days because they have to do their day job at the same time. The surveys are sometimes multiple pages (30+ Qs) and they have to go try a task in the software. It can take hours to complete a survey. They need to be able to tell which questions they have answered already, which questions they have left to answer. They need to be able to change an answer (if they clicked the wrong option like "Fail" instead of "Pass" due to human error or due to needing training/re-training) without having to take the entire survey. If we let them fill out multiple surveys it becomes a governance nightmare ... did they mean to append to their comments? Did they mean to change their answer? I really like forms, but it has failed to be accepted at our company due to this one limitation. Our QA team won't even consider it due to this one problem. It's a much better tool than others I've used, but as someone else mentioned, this is a show stopper.
James Bowater commented
This is a game breaker!
Without the ability to have students edit responses, it is a waste of time embedding in OneNote.
If I put a form in OneNote, it should show their last response and allow them to edit it at any time.
Also if I update the form, it should allow the respondent to modify their response based on new options.
It's useful to include edit after the response submitted. This will not limit the form just for survey or quiz, but for multi-purpose.
Jasper Minton-Taylor commented
If someone filling in the form makes a mistake, they can go back and correct it.
Juan Gil commented
When ir has a typo and the person who responds the questionnare dont change it, when the fields of the question change after submision, when a data enteres is diferent by One character/extra space, there is a need of the investigator to adapt or change data without touching the excel
With regards to Arjun's question: it doesn't matter.
It should be a separate option that determines whether edits are allowed regardless of the option of restricting # responses per user.
Something like: "allow admin to edit responses", "allow admins & respondents to edit their own responses", "no edits allowed"
Having the option to allow editing of responses after they've been submitted is critical to successful use of MS Forms. I'm going to use Google Forms as it provides this option.
I use forms with my special education students for writing when I need to scaffold a paragraph. My students need the task broken down to include "Write a topic sentence", "write one detail to support it," etc., but when I want them to revise it, i have to print out their responses instead of them being able to go back and hit edit as is available in google. This is crucial to being able to use Microsoft Forms with my students. I hope that you can make this available ASAP.
Lee Tyler commented
Hi, we use MS forms to collect people data instructions from line managers i.e. a request for a change to salary i.e. a contract variation form. If the line manager makes a mistake (such as entering the wrong salary amount) then we would want them to be able to correct the value in the form. As they will be editing one field the 'allow more than one reponse' does not help as the user would have to complete the whole form again.
Yes, that is the case. It would be difficult to allow a recipient to respond multiple times because that would mean the creator having to go through all the responses and delete those that shouldn't be there. This is very relevant on surveys/forms sent to a big group. Personally, I would have to contact the respondent and verify as to which response should me credited and which ones should be deleted. If they had the option to edit instead of responding again, that would be so much more convenient.