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    URLs gathered in a form do not display fully in Google Sheets

    Asked by jonmp on August 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    I have a jotform that asks users to input a URL. I have a default "stem" in the input field to make it easier for them. Howver, when this is integrated with Google sheets, the spreadsheet cell displays only the part of the URL that they actually entered. The stem is not visible, but is clearly there as clicking on the cell gives the option to open, change or remove it. 

    How do I make Google sheets display the full URL?

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    Answered by jonathan on August 24, 2014 at 07:44 AM


    I was able to see the same problem that you mentioned when I test the Google Spreadsheet integration. I think the problem is being caused by the "URL" validation type in the Texbox field. If you do not assign a validation in the field, the URL data will be properly transferred to the spreadsheet.

    I am checking on this a bit more to find out the exact caused of issue. Let me get back to you quickly.


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    Answered by jonathan on August 24, 2014 at 08:38 AM


    Can you please try also redoing the Google spreadsheet integration of your form.

    For some odd reason, when I was testing, it just work suddenly when I made a re-integration process (remove integration and then integrate again)

    Here is my test form which was a clone of your form http://www.jotform.me/form/42353345242448

    You can test submit the form and check the result in this spreadsheet




     Hope this help. Please inform us if the issue persist on your end.




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    Answered by jonmp on August 24, 2014 at 09:07 AM


    I re-integrated but no luck - the cell is blank (but the URL is there in JotForm). I also turned off the URL validation, same result. Image of spreadsheet attached - last 2 cells in column R are the blank ones.


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    Answered by jonathan on August 24, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Hi Jon,

    Sorry for that. I am not really sure yet what could be the caused on your end.

    For the last time, can you please try this process. Let us if it makes any difference. 

    1. Remove the Google spreadsheet integration.

    2. In your form, the field where URL data is being asked, remove the numerical prefix on the question.

    Example, in question #10 remove the text "10." on the field label/name.

    so that the column name in the spreadsheet should also be without a prefix number.


    3. Save the form and then reintegrate again to Google Spreadsheet.

    4. Test submit your form and check if the URL input data is now being properly read by the Google spreadsheet.

    I am hoping that this process will fix the issue on your form. Inform us if result is still not successful.

    I am also submitting a bug ticket report to our higher team support so that they can also investigate the problem because it is obvious that there must be a glitch because I was also able to reproduce it on the first time I made a test.








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    Answered by alp_deniz on November 06, 2014 at 09:59 PM


    This issue has been recently fixed. Please let us know if the issue persists.

    Thank you very much for reporting this bug.

    Kind regards