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    HTML tag appears in Google spreadsheet

    Asked by FridaHelena on May 08, 2015 at 04:04 AM


    When I use checkbox in my form, I get <br> in my Google Docs spredsheet at submission. Is there a way to fix this?

    I noticed this problem just a few days ago.

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    JotForm Developer

    Answered by omur on May 08, 2015 at 04:07 AM


    Could you show me exactly where you see those <br> elements?

    I'll take a in depth look at it.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by FridaHelena on May 08, 2015 at 04:11 AM

    If I export all submissions there are no br-tags. But in my spreadsheet-integration they appear.

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    JotForm Developer

    Answered by omur on May 08, 2015 at 04:33 AM

    Hello Frida,

    I've marked this as a bug and our developers will fix this issue. I'll update this thread once the problem has been resolved.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on May 08, 2015 at 02:30 PM

     There are several widgets you could use instead, which do not create a line break tag <br> in the google spreadsheet.

    I've created this form with 3 different check box widgets: Fancy Checkboxes, Minimal Checkbox, Square Checkbox

    Here is how the spreadsheet looks like:

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    Answered by FridaHelena on May 11, 2015 at 05:20 AM

    So I need to change my form because of this bug?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on May 11, 2015 at 09:51 AM


    I cloned your form for troubleshooting purposes and then I integrate it with Google spreadsheet. The HTML tag <br> is not showing in the spreadsheet. Here's a screenshot:

    The problem can be a cause by an extension or a plug-in that you've installed in your spreadsheet. Please try the following steps:

    1. Remove the integration.
    2. Logout from JotForm.
    3. Clear your browser cache.
    4. Close and re-open the browser.
    5. Log back in to JotForm.
    6. Add the Google spreadsheet integration.

    In addition to that, I will clear your form cache so that your forms will be refreshed from our servers.

    If the issue is still the same, then I would recommend you to try using the other checkbox widgets just like what Jeanette suggested.