Visual Report: Ability to select the order of the answers, between high to low or keep the same order as they are in the form

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    Asked on February 19, 2016 at 01:46 PM

    Dear Jotform-Team,

    it seems to me that your programmers have changed the report function in jotform:

    until jan. 2016 the charts (bars) in jotform followed the order of the possible answers in the form. e.g. strongly against, against, undecided, in favor, strongly in favor.

    Since Feb. 2016 the bars now start from high to low...mixing all the answers in the form. eg. strongly in favor, strongly against, against, in favor, undecided..

    So, to me, the report function in jotform turned from "good" to "bad".

    Attached I show you the "good" charts we used to have in jotform, and the new, "bad" way jotform is presenting the results.

    I hope you can fix the problem and get the "old" way of presenting the results in the order of the answers back.

    By the way, the mixing of answers is even worse in pie charts: Here you have the "against" and "in favor" answers in almost the same color, if they are close in numbers...before you had the "strongly in favor" answers in bright color and the "strongly against" answers in dark color. So you could separate the opposite opinions by color.
    This made much more sense.

    I hope you can bring the "old" times back.

    All the best

    Mario Bloem



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    Answered on February 19, 2016 at 04:33 PM

    Yes, I see that it's currently moving the answers in a different order, for example, is placing the most selected option in first place, and following that order, in your images I see that previously the order was the same as the form.

    I will escalate it as a feature request, but I can not provide an ETA about when it will be available or if it will be developed, it's based in how many people request this feature as well.

    In regards to the color, you may change it, just open the settings and select the color that you want for each piece of the chart.


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    Answered on April 06, 2016 at 08:17 AM

    Hello JotForm-Team

    As you can read in my recent forum-post (,  I'm also very unhappy with this change. I hope you can implement a feature, where one can change the order of the chart elements as soon as possible .

    Thanks & kind regards
    Cuno Vollenweider 

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    Answered on April 06, 2016 at 08:49 AM


    We'll address your concern in this thread:

    Thank you.