We’ve recently made some updates to how our entry exports work.
If you’re accustomed to creating Excel spreadsheets from your form entry data, you’ll notice a few small (but powerful) differences:
More detailed timestamps
Instead of a single timestamp, each entry will now have date created, date updated, and date submitted.
Simplified entry IDs
Entry IDs will no longer contain the form ID. For example, an entry IDs that was “33-10” will now appear as just “10”. This applies to all entries, including those referenced in Lookup fields.
Unique IDs in repeating sections
Exports will no longer show item numbers within repeating sections. Instead, each item in a repeating section will have unique IDs to ensure accuracy. Please note that these IDs are only unique within a repeating section, and not necessarily unique across different form entries.
Other than that, your form data will export as it always has.
To learn more about exporting entries, check out these resources:
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