Exporting data to excel

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    Asked on August 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Hi , when i convert my data into an excel file, the excel file that is generated contains all string data. Meaning to say that all my yes/no questions or questions where the participants choose 5 choices are all represented as words.

    I will need my data in numerical (string) data when it is converted to excel. is there any way to do this on jotform?

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    Answered on August 16, 2011 at 08:23 AM

    Hi Albert thank you for your prompt reply


    I actually attached a screen shot to illustrate what i mean. 


    For example in my survey i have questions where the participants answer yes or no to some questions.

    Some othe questions have them choose from answers like not likely/somewhat likely/very likely etc

    When i export these results to excel, it gets recorded as string data, meaning words like "yes/no" or "not likely"

    Data in string (text) form cannot be transferred to data analysis software. Is there any way i can programme the form such that "yes" in the survey becomes recorded as "1" in excel and "no" in the survey becomes "2" in excel when i click on the convert to excel button???

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    Answered on August 16, 2011 at 09:04 AM

    Hi shaunloh,

    There is no option within Jotform but there is a workaround that MS Excel offers. Just use the following formula:


    to convert yes and no repsonses to 1 and 2 respectively.

    We hope this workaround will work to your advantage. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Thank you for using Jotform!