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    Is there a way to change column field names exported to Excel during export process?

    Asked by cpgordon on July 10, 2015 at 06:25 AM

    hello - i have created a lengthy questionnaire using jotforms.  For many of the questions, i ask "location" data.  IN the actual form, it is clear which location is being asked, but on the excel download i end up having 20 columns simply labeled "Location 1", "Location 2".......etc.   Is it possible to rename the question fields in jotform so that they have a more unique name?  Such as "Secondary School Location" or something like that?  I DO NOT want to change the title as it appears in the jotform, but rather i want to put my own tag on it so that then it downloads into excel i know which location is which.  Is this possible?




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    Answered by Boris on July 10, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    I'm afraid that we do not seem to have such a feature available at this time. The Question / Label is what determines how the Excel column which is populated with data from that field is named.

    If you wish to have your Excel columns with different titles, you would need to use a different question/label for these questions on your form.

    I could raise this to our developers as a possible feature request, but I would first like to confirm if I understand your feature request. You would like to be able to rename/re-label the field name during the process of exporting the data to Excel/downloading the Excel submission data. Is this correct?

    Thank you.