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    Bug: I am able to download an excel report, but nothing is placed into the cells

    Asked by Sinestecno on March 06, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Something changed in forms? Usually we download the excel file with all the applications and today that function is not working. For example, we have 17 answers to a form and when we do the download the excel is empty. Can we helps us?

    Kind regards,

    Susana Coelho

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on March 06, 2015 at 01:42 PM


    Though I am unable to reproduce the issue with excel reports not properly downloading, this is the third request I have come across today.  I went ahead and forwarded this to our development team to have a look.  As far as I can tell, excel reports download and are populated properly, however, I may be connecting to a different server or something of that nature.

    We will let us know as soon as we have any further information, thank you for your patience.

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    Answered by qcrespo on March 06, 2015 at 01:47 PM

    Hello Susana and David

    I think I am one of the other persons with that problem today David referred to.

    May I suggest Jotform to make tests with external computer (as we use) because inside your company maybe it fails less.

    May I also suggest Jotform to have something like a "secondary DNS" (something like a survival server)  ;-)

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    Answered by david on March 06, 2015 at 02:58 PM

    This was checked by a couple other people on our end today and each was able to download excel reports without issue.  This was from different locations.  Though we were unable to reproduce this, it is still being sent along to our developers to ensure there is nothing wrong on our end.  They will get back to here as soon as they have any updates.


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    Answered by qcrespo on March 06, 2015 at 06:26 PM

    One of the Jotform assistants in another thread has solved it for me and I let you know:

    Just follow these steps http://www.jotform.com/help/101-How-to-create-an-Excel-Report

    Please tell us if it works

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    Answered by Jeanette on March 06, 2015 at 07:34 PM

    I've answered in the thread were Ben's suggested to create the Excel report, the issue with the download of blank Excel files from the submissions page is now escalated and being reviewed by our developers, hopefully it will be fixed soon.

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    Answered by alp_deniz on March 09, 2015 at 11:44 PM


    The problem has been resolved recently. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

    Kind regards