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    Request for multiple page reports and why they are needed

    Asked by markashton on February 07, 2011 at 05:58 AM

    Hi,

    I am creating surveys for clients that have around 14 quantitative questions. Clients require reporting on all. So, I am currently using the visual report builder to create 7 reports - report 1, report 2 etc.

    Can I make a feature request to be able to create a multi-page report.

    I understand that the visual report builder was primarily designed for printing in mind but I would guess that equal numbers of users, if not more, have a specific use to just publish online reports for their clients to glance at. All my clients are just interested in 'at a glance' functionality not printing them.

    I currently have to use a shadowbox gallery technique to make them into one report for ease of use - this works but I'd rather have less work to do on this.

    Thanks, Mark

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on February 07, 2011 at 09:33 AM

    Thanks. I added this to feature requests list. 

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    Answered by nwahecwebmaster on February 18, 2011 at 07:55 AM

    amen.  it seems really odd that you are limited to one page for reporting.  i'm not aware of any other product that limits reporting this way.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on February 19, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    The Visual Report Builder is designed to create reports that print nicely. That's why it is limited to one page. Of course, it could have been made better and support multi-pages originally. We can make mistakes. :)

    Since many people simply solve the paging problem by creating a second report and name it "Page 2", this hasn't been a big issue much.

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    Answered by markashton on February 21, 2011 at 07:03 AM

    Hi Aytekin,

    I am consistently creating up to 5 pages for reports.

    Only creating 2 pages in the visual report builder means that your form only has 4 quantifiable questions in it ! Unless you cram the charts all onto 2 pages which then makes it a printed mess.

    The problem with creating multiple reports is that you have to provide multiple links to a client so that they can access them. This seems a tad inappropriate.

    As mentioned above I use a shadowbox gallery technique to display all the charts from one link. It is significant extra work though.

    Thanks Mark

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    Answered by G3Tech on June 16, 2011 at 06:59 PM

    I'll second (third?) that feature request.  I'm trying to do the same thing with presenting a survey summary.  Thanks for the shadowbox idea.  Going to take me some extra time though. 

    Thanks, GGG

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    Answered by allanftd on June 17, 2011 at 06:48 AM

    Thanks G3Tech for sharing your thoughts. We'll count it as a vote for the above feature request. 

    Please let us know if you have any other ideas or concerns. Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered by markashton on January 03, 2012 at 04:40 AM

    Hi,

    Can I flag this up again please. Would you be kind enough to let me know the status of this feature Request.

    Thanks Regards Mark

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by fxr on January 04, 2012 at 04:36 AM

    We, unfortunately, have no new updates on this potential feature for you at this time Mark. 

    You will be the first to know if & when it does get implemented.

     

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    Answered by markashton on January 04, 2012 at 05:04 AM

    If you would like multiple page reports - like the three other people who have mentioned this - then please add to our list. Great value and a massive timesaver ;)

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    Answered by h2ohfeedback on February 22, 2012 at 03:52 AM

    Yes Please!! 

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    Answered by markashton on April 02, 2012 at 02:41 PM

    Hi,

     

    Yeah - the lack of this feature is going to cost me hours as I am to carve them all by hand as have done for months ... here's my post from 21st Feb last year .......

    Hi Aytekin,

    I am consistently creating up to 5 pages for reports.

    Only creating 2 pages in the visual report builder means that your form only has 4 quantifiable questions in it ! Unless you cram the charts all onto 2 pages which then makes it a printed mess.

    The problem with creating multiple reports is that you have to provide multiple links to a client so that they can access them. This seems a tad inappropriate.

    As mentioned above I use a shadowbox gallery technique to display all the charts from one link. It is significant extra work though.

    Thanks Mark

     

    Any chance ?????

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on April 02, 2012 at 04:45 PM

    Mark, this feature is still in our To Do List, and it is marked as important one. We are definitely going to add it in the future.

    We hope for your patience in this matter.

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    Answered by markashton on April 03, 2012 at 04:56 AM

    Hi Mike,

    My reason for flagging this up is as follows ..... I desperately need it .... I'll explain ...

    - Many long surveys required for an industry sector.
    - Every survey needs to be reported on .... clients naturally want graphed data.
    - Jotform reports currently setup to report on no more than five pie charts if you stuff them onto the same page ... after that it's a multiple link thing going to multiple pages ....

    Has anyone at Jotform tried to present data to a client via multiple links? What the client says 100% of the time is .... "Yeah - can I have them all in one report please?"

    All they know is that it is one survey - one report - try giving them 10 links and they think you are an amateur. So, I am happy to keep this in the limelight until it is done ;)

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 03, 2012 at 07:47 AM

    Why don't you create multiple reports and name them like "Report - Page 1", "Report - Page 2"? I think that will solve your problem in the short run. 

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    Answered by markashton on April 03, 2012 at 09:39 AM

    Hi Aytekin,

    Most respectfully - the whole string entitled "Request for multiple page reports and why they are needed" addresses the shortcomings of the suggestion you make above.

    Would you be most kind as to give a quick glance as to what has been previously said, including the shadowbox technique that I currently deploy.

    In a nutshell .... "Creating multiple report pages is substandard as you have to provide multiple links to a client who wants one link only ... and the only way to give it a feeling of oneness is with an intricate shadowbox technique .... added to the real dealbreaker .... it takes stacks of time"

    Thanks, Mark

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    Answered by EngPaired on April 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    I would like to throw my voice in the mix in support of a multi-page feature. I'm new to JotForm and have liked the features with the excetion of reporting. There are a few things I feel like it is lacking, but the multi-page is perhaps the most pressing. 

    I too am using a method similar to those above I assume, though I am not very talented with html and web coding in general. I simply have a blank html document and have used the 'embed your report' iframe code from different 'pages' of reports. We just want to run the file locally and pull from the report data dynamically to see all the report 'pages' together at the same time. Most of the time we will just be looking at the reports and won't need to print them, but periodically it may be nice to do so.

    I have a problem currently though. When I go to print these forms from my custom html page (on Chrome) it does not show the reports. I can print them fine if I open a url for any one report page, but when I try to put them all together on one page with iframes it does not show any of them when I go to print. Is this a problem with the way I am writing the html, or is there something else going on? 

    By the way, I anticipate that you will probably tell me that the right way to do it is to open each 'page' individually and print it because that is how it was designed to be done. This is a partially acceptable solution except that it is more time consuming and more importantly, I have added some of my own charts to this html page (pulled from an excel form that take the jotform data and makes some custom graphs). It would be nice to print these forms out all together from a single page.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on April 23, 2012 at 04:40 PM

    @Mark,

    Until this is fixed, you can try to create a report page on your website, and embed all the reports to that page using an iFrame embedding option.

    @EngPaired,

    I have a problem currently though. When I go to print these forms from my custom html page (on Chrome) it does not show the reports. I can print them fine if I open a url for any one report page, but when I try to put them all together on one page with iframes it does not show any of them when I go to print. Is this a problem with the way I am writing the html, or is there something else going on?

    This is related to multiple iFrames on your page. I think that it is possible to write some additional code to make thigs right in Google Chrome, but the easiest solution is just to use some other browser for printing. It seems to be working fine in Safari, Opera, Firefox and IE.

    Thank you for cooperation.

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    Answered by jpecommerce on November 02, 2012 at 04:42 PM

    I realize this has been dormant for some time, but this would be of great use to us (and others I can see).

    We currently have a variety of forms spread out over 21 user sites, with an average of 10 different cloned forms (need to be unique to the page they are on) on each site. We don't care how we get the data, just that we can get it so we can accurately report.

     

    Once can imagine what pulling 210 reports just to start looks like on a monthly basis. We then have to merge the data from every report and then make sense of it. Even if we could get something as simple as number of submissions per time frame that could be pulled in a more conveient way it would save a ton of time.

    Anyway, here is my vote going in. This is a very good tool, and with better reporting I would venture it as great. And for the dev side, I would happily pay a separate 'premium' subscription to support this functionality if needs be - it's that important. 

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on November 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM

    @jpecommerce

    Your comments will surely be added to our request list. We hope our developers can bring this feature implemented sooner that later. As it's been already assigned to a developer, it's just a matter of getting an update based on the way it's been prioritized.

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    Answered by markashton on November 05, 2012 at 07:42 AM

    Jeanette,

    Respectfully, you advise on November 2 2012 that "Your comments will surely be added to our request list" 

    Note: Aytekin advises on Feb 7th 2011 "Thanks. I added this to feature requests list."

    The same thing added .... but 15,500 hours apart ... mmm?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on November 05, 2012 at 08:04 AM

    Hello Mark.  We understand where you're coming from.  And comments/suggestions from users like you do matter to us.  Although there are other matters that are in the pipeline prior to this that are still being taken cared of.  Rest assured, your inputs are not gone to waste, and we'll inform you as soon as this feature is available.

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    Answered by guest_23092543728052 on November 05, 2012 at 08:04 AM

    Thanks Liyam, just trying a technique to get it kickstarted ;-)

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    Answered by markashton on December 09, 2012 at 02:57 PM

    Hi,

    Any movement on this much desired feature

    Thanks, Mark

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on December 09, 2012 at 08:09 PM

    Hello Mark,

    I am sorry to inform you but we do not have updates about it yet. I do understand that you needed this feature and some users might benefits it as well but considering the time and work to create this isn't really easy. I have contacted our dev team regarding this, we'll let you know on the progress once we heard back form them.

    Thanks for your patience.

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    Answered by Bettyah on January 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Hello guys, i also will love to have more than one page on a report :) THNX!!!

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    Answered by markashton on January 23, 2013 at 05:12 AM

    Bettyah ... don't hold ur breath ;-) 

    Would be real nice - probably a pain in the ass to implement but ... yeah I can visualise all those pages in one report ... real nice and convenient ... my clients would love it

    Thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by alp_deniz on June 12, 2013 at 05:00 PM

    Dear all,

    A while ago, we had some implementations that you can check out. Here is some screenshot if you have hard time finding it out :

    http://tardis1.tinygrab.com/grabs/2ee7fa77f125e5d8e5ce2e49b97ce358e30fd24a4b.png

    As you see, you may also have an even shorter report!

    Kind regards,

    Alp

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    Answered by markashton on August 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    @alp_dinez

    I've been looking at this implementation ... grid listing on a report page.

    I can't really see why anyone would want to do this .. over and above having the grid report as a standalone.

    Am i missing something? Was this suggested by somebody?

    I would be interested in what scenario someone would use a grid listing on a report page?

    Many Thanks Mark

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    Answered by KadeJM on August 29, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Mark, I think that type of report was an optional alternative originally intended to be available for use as a reporting feature. It seems to me that the biggest differences between that and any other are mostly visuals with preference as to how the data is displayed. I'm not too sure about when this was applied because of these things being already available before I started working for JotForm so I would have to go through and research this request to find out more about it and the exact reasoning behind it if any. I believe some of it we may already have had available for use based on choices for reports to be viewed.

    I think in my opinion the Visual Report is the cleanest looking of them all to use. However, in other instances a scenario for a Gridlist to be used that I feel would be likely to happen is if say someone didn't have MS Excel or even know about OpenOffice technically they would have no use for the Excel Report since it wouldn't be understood or working for them so that's out the window. Now they don't really want it to be displayed fully either so they are not looking to graph it via a Visual Report so this option wouldn't work either. Additionally then they looked into the Table which looks really nice too but it's still too detailed for what they actually want.

    An example of that being too detailed would be via a Simple Form such as this:

    http://jotform.us/form/30605652173146

    At first you'd think that's very simple so there shouldn't be much detail to be shown. But if you look at the comparison for the reports for this based on preference and choice you'll see that the Table shows too much detail as seen here:

    http://www.jotform.com/table/32404669800049

    Where as for the Gridlist the Information is Short and Concise as seen here:

    http://www.jotform.com/grid/32405404988054 (non-fitted)

    http://www.jotform.com/grid/31406029660044 (autowindow-fitted)

     

    The reason is because not everyone is understanding of everything so they might figure one thing out faster than another and because of that they would likely take to one feature vs the other due to this factor. Someone might additionally go out of the box to try other things but still prefer just that one option even if it's not to the liking of everyone else who follows the rest of the crowd as it varies really. I think its good to have various options available for choice of preference since one person might not feel the same way as someone else about one thing compared to that of another.

    I'm curious as to if you have any additional input into this matter though but please correct me if i've strayed from your questions so that I can explain more accordingly to what you are getting at. Our dev team or some of my colleagues may also have some input into this as well.

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    Answered by markashton on August 29, 2013 at 01:56 PM

    Kade ... Do you know any jotform user that has ever stuck a grid report on a visual page when the could have given them the link to the grid ?

    Also ... have you been on Crystal Meth? ;-)

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    Answered by Mike_T on August 29, 2013 at 03:51 PM

    This might be convenient to have everything in one place, and some users do use that option. Quick example 1 and 2 :)

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    Answered by amy_oakley20 on October 22, 2015 at 08:08 PM

    This is obviously still an issue because I just pasted about 10 charts on a report and it will only print 2 pages!  How ridiculous!  I'm out Jotforms....your limitations have got me.