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    How to assign one separated column to each check box item/option in the Excel file

    Asked by jpkincer on April 02, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Is it possible to save data for each list item in a checkbox field into their own unique columns?


    For the sake of running frequencies it would be nice. 

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    Answered by EliezerN on April 02, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Please let me inform you there is no a default method to assign one column per each item/option of the Check Box fields currently.

    A workaround that you may consider is to create separated checkboxes for each item/option so that it can use separated columns in the excel file:


    However, I have forwarded your request to our next level support so that theyc an consider your suggestion and if they think it is feasible and if there are more people asking for this feature, then they can implement it, but we do not promise anything.

    You will get the update via this thread if this capability is implemented.


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    Answered by Karen  on June 04, 2015 at 01:08 PM

    Such a feature would we very welcome!! The actual workaround to count the frequency of certain value (http://www.jotform.com/answers/327558-How-to-delimit-checkbox-radio-data-in-Excel) is way to complex.
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    Answered by Carina on June 04, 2015 at 02:15 PM

    Hello Karen

    I moved your request to a new thread so we can forward it to our developers.

    You can see it here:


    Let us know if we can assist you further.