Exporting Forms

Here you will learn how to Export Form Templates and Assigned Forms via the SiteConnect Web Portal



Please watch the following video on how to Export Forms (PDF & CSV) in the web portal:


Exporting Forms (2:20)


For more tips for exporting and further help please keep on reading...


Forms can now be exported to CSV (all form statuses) and PDF (only submitted forms). You can also export empty forms to PDF that will generally be printer friendly. 


Exporting Form Templates


To export Form Templates go to your Forms menu on the left hand side, then click Form Templates.


Form templates side menu

This will then show the list of Form Templates in your account. To export a previously made Form template, tick the template on the left hand side, then click List Menu up the top of the screen.


Form templates list menu


From here you can then either export this Form as a PDF (hard copy), a CSV file or Export the Form Structure itself so you can then reimport this into another SiteConnect account or for another Template.



Exporting Assigned/Non Template Forms


To export Assigned or Non Template Forms go to Forms on the left hand side, then click  Assigned Forms.

Assigned forms side menu-1


This will the come up with a list of all of your Assigned/Non Template Forms. As above, tic the Form you wish to export on the left hand side, then click List Menu up the top.


Assigned form list menu


From here you can either select to Export to a PDF as an Empty or Submitted File. Submitted files will include all the visible responses/answers that have neem submitted by people assigned ot the Form thus far.


Empty files will not contain these answers


You can also export the Form as a CSV file and export the Form Structure from this Form to use in another template by importing the Form using the same List Menu icon in the Form Templates list in your account.



Export Troubleshooting:


A new form field property was also added to allow you to include/exclude certain fields from CSV and PDF exports. It is best to exclude fields that are not needed for the exports.


When seeing the forms in generated PDF documents, the layout may not always look good. You will need to update the form in the form builder to tweak the exported layout by moving fields around and including/excluding relevant fields from exports.


You will be able to see this when editing your form by toggling this option here:


Include in csv reports

Below is an example of a typical field that should be excluded because it would not make any sense having it in the generated PDF document itself. When building forms, the option to include the field in exports will be enabled by default. 


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Other important things to consider when viewing your Export result...


  • When exporting forms to PDF, checkboxes, toggle options, radio options and list selection options are all using half width of the page which means they will be placed side-by-side when the PDF is generated. 
  • List selection fields are converted to radio options in the generated PDF document with the relevant answer selected. 
  • All other fields use full widths which means they span the entire width of the page. 
  • Fields that are placed in the generated PDF document are placed in the same order they are placed in, in the form builder from top to bottom. 
  • In CSV exports, checkbox options and toggle options have their own columns. They are not grouped like list selection and radio option fields.
  • In CSV exports, only user submitted answers are stored relevant to form field labels. Form field meta e.g. descriptions and content are excluded.  


For any more SiteConnect issues or questions, please contact us at siteconnectsupport@sitesoft.com or call us on 0800 748 763.