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How do I export my mobile survey data to my device or online service

If you would like to work with your data outside Nest Forms or wish to create a historical backup of your data outside the Nest Forms service, we can help you achieve this in many ways that should be of use to you. (Excel, PDF, Word, Images ZIP file, Charts or external services like Google Drive, Google Spreadsheet or DropBox)

Remember to approve your responses before you export your data!
How do I approve responses?

In order to Export your Responses, just go into the Form Responses page, mouseover the Export heading, and you will see the menu options below. Then choose your preferred option depending on whether you are exporting data or files associated with the responses.

Export Submenu in Responses page

Below we have summarised the most used and requested export options available to you. Our goal is to give you a brief overview of what is available to you and how to perform the export itself.

 

Excel export Download all responses to Excel 

Just mouseover “Export” at the top of your list of survey forms when viewing your responses, and select “Export to Excel”, once selected, your browser will begin to download the exported spreadsheet of your approved responses.

 

PDF Export Download all responses to PDF 

In the same way, you can mouseover “Export” at the top of your list of survey forms when viewing your responses, and select “Export to PDF”, once selected, your browser will begin to download the PDF document of your approved responses.

If you wish to have each response on separate page you can do so by selecting PDF settings on "Export to PDF" item in the menu. This will open a window where you set these changes.

Advanced users and up have option of adding logo & branding to their exported pdf files. Additionally Premium users are allowed to remove Nestforms logo from their files entirely. 

 

Word Export Download one response to Word 

By mousing over your responses individually, you have the option to download the individual response as a word document.
We can also customise this export for you if you are on the Advanced and Premium model.

 

Export images in ZIP Download all images and other file types in a zip file 

This handy feature enables you to save all of your images or audio files within separate Zip files, this can be used if you simply want to backup your files or pass the data to a client.

 

Downloading your Survey Charts

As an HTML file
If you want to save the survey charts as a separate HTML file, this option is available to you also.
As a Zip file
Downloading your Charts as a ZIP file means you receive the files as separate images allowing you the freedom to manage the charts as you see fit.

 

Export images to DropBox

Export responses to DropBoxWhen connecting to DropBox for the first time, you will be asked to “Authenticate” your connection in order to proceed to the next step.
If you are not logged in, you will be asked to login at this point.
Just give your approval to authenticate your connection and approve the access rights.
Congratulations, Now you’re connected!

Now when you run an export. All images will be exported into your DropBox account. They will be ordered into separate folders in the following format:
NestForms > Form name > Event name > files

For your own security, Nest Forms will be able to access only files within the NestForms own directory and no other files in your account.


Export images to Google Drive

Export images to Google DriveOn the first go, you will be asked to “Authenticate” to proceed to the next step.
If you are not logged in, you will be asked to login at this point.
Just give your approval to authenticate your connection and approve the access rights.
Congratulations, Now you’re connected!

Now when you run an export. All images will be exported into your Google Drive account. They will be ordered into separate folders in the following format:
NestForms > Form name > Event name > files

 

Export responses to Google SpreadSheet

Export Responses to Google DriveOn the first go, authenticate in the same way as explained for syncing with Google Drive.

Then when you run the export, all approved data will be transferred into your Google Drive account under the Survey form name.
When you run the export later, your data will be updated. Please keep the format of the Spreadsheet if you want to continue updating responses into the same Spreadsheet.

 

How do I approve responses

You need to check that your responses are approved before you export them. 

If there are a lot of responses and you are happy to approve them all without checking the content, you can bulk approve all responses on the responses page, by mousing over Form actions & click on Approve all Approve all

Otherwise, you can click on the approve icon beside each Response - Approve or Reject


Approve submenuIf you made a mistake, you can click to the approve or reject icon by using the right button on your mouse, you will see a popup menu where you can reverse your decision.