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Exporting entries with checkboxes grouped

  1. I have just finished creating a pretty large form with about 30 checkbox group fields. Each of these items is a multiple choice question. I would like to be able to create an export file with the labels for these groups as a column, and each of the checked values as the value.

    The way export currently works, skips the group labels all together. This creates a CSV file that is nearly impossible to understand.

    Is there any way to do this? If it is not possible, is there some functionality I can hook into to create this myself?

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday March 28, 2013 | Permalink
  2. There is no function in Gravity Forms which will do this for you upon export. You will have to process the export in your spreadsheet program to combine those columns into one.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday March 28, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Hi Rob,

    Is there any chance this could be in a future release? I cannot think of a common use case in which the current functionality would be of benefit. Even with the default 'bulk entry' listings, such as countries, this would result in incomprehensible export files. At least adding the group label would add some clarity to the export.

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday March 29, 2013 | Permalink
  4. I'll bring it up to the development team. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Posted 11 years ago on Sunday March 31, 2013 | Permalink
  5. Yes, this is very frustrating. I don't know why the field label for a group of checkboxes is not used as the column title on export.

    Posted 11 years ago on Tuesday April 30, 2013 | Permalink
  6. Any updates on this? Checkboxes are completely useless when exported in the current form. A 'monkey patch' solution would be good as well. I am trying to figure out how to do this myself, but can't seem to get it to work without altering the core (which I don't want).

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday May 1, 2013 | Permalink
  7. I am also having an issue with this! I use the values to calculate a total of checkboxes, but I need the information from the checkbox label for the entry. Currently, I am only getting the value when an entry is submitted. Please make this feature possible!

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday July 5, 2013 | Permalink
  8. Richard Vav

    I am afraid there isn't any news on this, when there is news about new features we will post it on our blog

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday July 25, 2013 | Permalink

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