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Excel form import

If you already have forms or would prefer to create your forms in Excel, you can also achieve this with NestForms and then import your Excel file into your new form in NestForms.

Important note. This is not about importing your Responses, but this page is about importing the form structure with all the required questions for your form.

Start here: https://www.nestforms.com/form-excel-import, Download our sample template, make any edits you require and then upload it again.

Remember you must follow the format in the sample template we have provided. The template document is a simple example showing you how to create each type of field

Remember there should always be Three columns only

First Column: Questions - The text of your question

Second Column: Component Type - you must choose one of the component types in the available dropdown (input, dropdowns, number, GPS, etc.).

Third Column: Values -  some component types may require additional information - eg dropdowns, radio or checkboxes.

Values can be separated by the symbol “|” with no spaces
For example:
Single answer question (Radio button) Yes|No
Multiple answer questions (check boxes) Lettuce|Tomato|Radish|Pepper
Dropdowns Strawberry|Vanilla|Chocolate

Also make sure that your form is in the first sheet of the Excel file.

It is not possible to create skip logic or required fields within the import, but you can easily apply these features after the import is completed.

If you forgot something, don’t worry. Once your form is imported, you will be able to add other fields to the form later on within our website form builder.


If you already have a form in the NestForms builder and you just want to make a copy, you can use the Save as new feature. Or, if you want to clone your existing form into the another account, use clone form feature.