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  1. Pass Data into Forms/Surveys

    Surveys would be more useful if they had the ability to utilize hidden fields / accept input data from a query string. This would allow the survey form to be personalized rather than completely anonymous.
    For instance if I send survey (url) to an individual it would be nice to prepopulate data with their name, or send and ID value that is not viewed in the form but is stored in the response data so that response data can be queried rather than copying the same form for multiple category.
    ie. currently 1 form = response results from surveys sent…

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    • Inbuilt AI

      1. While typing a question, AI should prompt me the type of field, I should use. Example: for Age, Marks, Heights, Weight etc. the default field it should select as Number.

      2. The survey form is more like a simple database form. Rather, it should help an ordinary persons to create his/her own survey / opinion form. Example: It should have rating scale, checkbox, radio button etc with help and prompt.

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      • survey, excel sheet restructure

        I have finally after a few modifications to finish a survey. The problem is now, that if I enter information into the survey, it's out of order. I should be able to either reset the excel sheet to update the columns or cut and paste.

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        • hyperlink

          I use a Form to have students submit a shared file link (I don't want to receive 100 e-mails from students).

          When I open the Form data in Excel, the shared link is not automatically hyperlinked. I have to click into each cell, move to the end of the link and hit enter in order to "activate" the hyperlink to the assignment. Is there a better way of doing this that I'm unaware of at this time?

          Thanks,
          md

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            • On the sharepoint page that links to an Excel Spreadsheet why not add the option to enter more data when finished?

              On sharepoint, survey link (not sure why it is called that), you input your data which automatically updates a spreadsheet when you click submit. As it is now you have to close the tab, go click the quick link again to open survey page, input data, click submit, close tab, etc...... until you have finished inputing all data. Why not give the option to add more data which would automatically bring up a blank survey entry sheet. Save us some time on out end.

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              • date is us format even if language is french

                Impossible to input a date in thé french format.
                The survey don't Allow it until it's in the us format.

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                • Add the option to select phone number as an option type.

                  Add the option to select "Phone Number" as an option type.The Excel spreadsheet always drops the Zero and you have to manually correct the phone numbers. Great Product!

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                  • addin

                    Allow us to use in a survey a particular fonder in OneDrive whers users Can put a file.
                    If we are able to frame Word, Excel, sway or others online tools as addin in the Surrey that would be great.

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                    • Excel Survey and Access synchronization

                      I'd like to be able to automatically import the data from my excel online table into access once I receive survey submissions. Currently I need to copy and paste data from excel online to a local excel table and then import it to Access.

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                      • Custom Forms For Survey Need more Features

                        need the ability to create custom Survey forms and add inn features Google Form has many features to customize the look and questions email features The survey Feature is limited and I am forced to use Google Forms

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                        • Survey sections, headers, and other format options

                          Excel online surveys need to be able to compete with Google surveys. Really surprised there is no basic formatting and a user can't even add section headers to divide up survey content. Finding it hard to believe nothing like that has been added since Excel online surveys became available years ago...

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                          • A method to resend a survey

                            There does not seem to be a method of resending a survey or edit a survey after you have saved it. Is that the case or am I missing something.

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                            • 5 votes
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                              • Have multiple surveys for one spreadsheet

                                I would like the ability to create more than one survey for the same spreadsheet. Perhaps each tab could have its own survey. What I would like to do in particular is have one survey to submit ideas and another one to vote for the ideas. This would also require the use of logic but other people have touched on that. I'm not sure if 'logic' includes being able to post one of the cells to your survey however.

                                If this idea already was stated let me know and I will vote for it!

                                3 votes
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                                • Convert an existing excel sheet to a survey (rather than having to start a blank sheet as a survey).

                                  I have a master list of information with questions and answers on it. I want to create a survey from selected parts of it - how can I do it without having to start with a fresh survey file/cutting and pasting. I am fine if it is a second sheet in the same file as I can link through to it.
                                  I also may be surveying two different groups to get the answers - some questions all will answer, but some question I only one to send to one group and not the other and vice versa.

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                                  • unsupported feature survey

                                    Enable basic features to support pivot tables and charts as well as slicers to create reports based on the survey data. Currently, the survey forms gets disabled if such reports are created.

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                                    • Online forms to support "grid" as exists in Google forms, and when done so to allow more than a single answer per row (Google does not)

                                      Support Grid or matrix as a survey option and allow user to select more than a single answer within the matrix (grid as Google calls it). (Google does not support multiple answers). An example is dates as rows and class names, time of day, availability (yes/no), etc. as columns. When dates are recorded in the form and then the spreadsheet, allow the format to be in date format unlike Google where they are text.

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                                      • a field to add explanations in surveys, which do not require an answer

                                        a field to add explanations in forms, which do not require an answer

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                                        • You should be able to customise surveys like in Google form eg have themes or insert logos

                                          You should be able to customise surveys like in Google form eg have themes or insert logos

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