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    Is there a way to separate fields of the Configurable List widgets in reports?

    Asked by bkbarnes on July 19, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    In our form we have a section entitled "family info" in which they add several bits of information...

    First Name, Last Name, Gender, Age, Volunteer Area

    When I run an Excel or CSV report all that information appears in one column on the report.   I need to be able to separate them into different columns.  Is there a way to do this, or rework the form to allow this.  You will notice that I also need to ability to dynamically add for "family members" as needed.


    Thank you,


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    Reports csv report excel CSV Grid report
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    Answered by Jan on July 19, 2016 at 02:54 PM

    I believe you are referring to the Configurable List widget. As I understand, you want to have a separate columns for each form field in the Excel Report. 

    Unfortunately, this is not possible in Excel or Google Sheets. The generated Excel file will create a column or a single cell for each form field. If you want to split it up into multiple columns/cell, please try using the Text-to-Columns function in MS Excel. Here's a related link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Split-text-into-different-cells-30b14928-5550-41f5-97ca-7a3e9c363ed7

    The Configurable List widget will show up in a table separated by columns if you use the Grid Report. Please check this guide on how to create a Grid Report.

    If you have any questions, let us know. Thank you.