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    How to separate data from checkboxes in reports?

    Asked by GuyPalinckxLS on October 03, 2016 at 03:29 AM


    I'm using checkbox al the time with several options.  Sometimes more than 10.

    When somebody choose several options, the data in my report is stick to each other


    Checkbox with Monday, Thuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    When I choose Monday and Friday I'll find in my report in 1 cell : MondayFriday

    This is hard to filter data afterwards.

    Is there another solution that for each option the data is inserted seperated?


    Thanks in advance



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    Answered by Nik_C on October 03, 2016 at 05:33 AM

    Could you please explain a bit more with which kind of report you have this problem?

    I did a test with my form and values are not stick together. For example, they are in the same cell in spreadsheet:

    If you want those options to appear in separate cells I'm afraid that they will have to be a separate fields then.

    But please give us more information, maybe I misunderstood you.

    We'll wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by GuyPalinckxLS on October 03, 2016 at 05:56 AM


    You understood it correctly as you have different options in one cell

    The problem is that I have more than 100 entries and I need to filter it

    e.g. as in your case, only options 4

    but "Option 4" will not be alone in the filter





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    Answered by Nik_C on October 03, 2016 at 08:48 AM

    Thank you for clarifying, you can split text from the Excel column directly in Excel spreadsheet by using text-to-column feature. 

    I found this guide on how to do that:


    I'm afraid that data inputs from one field, like your checkbox with multiple options, will go to one cell in Spreadsheet because that's how the fields are linked.

    Hope it helps.

    Please let us know if you have more questions.

    Thank you!