Google Forms Insufficient Without Make?

Hi. I set up a Google Form. I want the information people fill out to be emailed to me. The closest I could come to that was being sent an email notification that looks like this.

Unfortunately, when I open it, I can’t just see the form information that someone filled out. It gives me a comprehensive history of every piece of data that everyone ever filled out. After 10 form submissions, it’s going to be a huge mess to count down every list and figure out which answers go with other answers.

Do I need a Make automation just to get a simple email sent that gives me the form information each time someone fills it out? Thanks.

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Hey @Jesse,

Great to see your question here in the community! :slight_smile:

I just wanted to clarify that this is a community of Make users helping out and sharing knowledge. This means we don’t have access to any of your scenarios, organizations etc.
It’s therefore always best to share some screenshots so that the community can see what’s going on in your scenarios visually.

Detailed information could be provided for example by an:

  1. overview of your scenario setup (functions, mappings, variables etc.)
  2. the input area of the module you are having trouble with
  3. the output area of the module you are getting data from

Thank you!

In case you think this is not needed, please disregard this message. I have send this message by automation since you don’t have any attachments.

Yes you do. Or use a better forms system like jotform or Formstack. Google Forms is the most basic form system known to human kind.

I’ll definitely check out jotform and Formstack. Thanks!

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Hi @alex.newpath
You can link your google form with a google sheet, and there you will find individual answers. Also you can setup a make automation like this:

So that when there is a new response you can send yourself an email, with all the data in a html formatted page.


Agreed. I forgot google forms ties to a worksheet. The Gmail function works pretty well. But honestly I’m not sure why you need make to implement these features rather than a functional forms program that has all of these features and more built in already.

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So, I set up a form through jotform and tested it. Other than Google Forms, I only ever used Zoho Forms (or creating an HTML form on a web page). Jotform is definitely a far more powerful and robust form builder than Google Forms. It directly emails to me, which is what I was after. However, forms created with the free version of jotform have a giant sticky bar ad with a bright button on it (at the bottom of the page). Plugging their own brand is to be expected, but I’m afraid someone who rushes through filling out the form will accidentally click the ad button (thinking that’s how they’re supposed to submit the form). I’m probably going to use it anyway, but it’s a trade-off to consider for the free version. Zoho Forms is somewhere between jotform and Google Forms. Zoho Forms can do more than Google Forms but the built-in features are not as rich as what jotform offers. The ad plugged at the bottom of Zoho Forms is not as subtle as Google Forms but not as loud as jotform. So, basically, the more feature-rich the free form software, the more prominent the ad at the bottom. I’m glad to know about all of these options. Thanks.

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