Clean Google Forms Data


Data Cleaning Tips

Abbreviations - Make sure to not put the same exact abbreviation on any 2 questions. If you use an abbreviation once you can not use it again.

Matrix Column Order - Matrix Column Order is required but not Matrix Row Order.

How Next/Save Affects Final Question and Abbreviation -If you leave Final Question and/or Abbreviation blank then the first column header value at the top will be put in these columns if you hit next /save/previous without entering a value in the field(s). If you enter the Final Question Text and not the Abbreviation it will place the Final Question text in the Abbreviation field. If you enter the Abbreviation Text and not the Final Question text it will place the first column header as the Final Question text.

*If you would like a more in-depth explanation about the Cleaning process then watch the Clean Other Survey Softwares's Data video to see the logic behind it all. If you still are having problems please reach out to support.


Question Type Notes

Video Time VizualSurvey Question Type Notes
10:22 Single Response Even though Contact Information is one question we need to assign each column with its own New Question #. 
4:45 Multiple Choice In the Clean Data step, you will have to replace the first Column name with the answer value for that field from the raw data file.
2:51 Single Response Matrix  
5:40 Multiple Choice Matrix  
Matrix of Dropdown Menus  
Matrix Dropdown
Numeric  
Ranking  
1:00 Textbox  
2:11 Date  
2:38 Net Promoter  
10:43 Zip Code You can group them if you want all the answers to show together in one list or single if you want to see them separate.
   


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