Google Spreadsheets: Add custom header titles in the sheet

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    Asked on August 14, 2018 at 08:01 AM

    I have read some old threads from people asking this same question, but cannot see if it has been resolved.

    I would like a way to have a long question in a form shortened to something meaningful in the resulting Google Sheet, e.g.

    The question on the form could read: "How many times have your eaten bananas this week?", whilst to column header could read "Bananas".

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    Answered on August 14, 2018 at 09:08 AM

    Unfortunately, this is not possible to do at the moment, the columns headers passed to the Google Spreadsheet widget are  the fields labels. There may be a way to set the desired column header in the field settings, then hide it and set a different label on the form using some CSS code, but it would require to affect each field and develop a  lot of code. 

    We may however open a feature request for this, although we cannot provide  an ETA, we would keep you updated via this thread. 

    Let us know if you would like the feature to be  opened. 


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    Ian David
    Answered on August 16, 2018 at 05:49 AM

    Hi Kevin

    Yes, this is something I would very much like to see, and, going by the number of other people who have raised this same question, I believe it to be a sought-after feature.

    Please ask the developers to progress it.



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    Answered on August 16, 2018 at 09:02 AM

    I have submitted this request to our developer team and we shall let you know here when there is a response available.

    A workaround to this I would recommend is to create a 2nd page on the Google Spreadsheet and then add spreadsheet commands to copy over values from the 1st page of the sheet. This way you can add custom titles to the second sheet.