Adding Data Labels to form items

Data labels added to form items provide descriptive column names when data is exported to a spreadsheet. If no data label is assigned, the Display Value is used.

About this task

Display Values are shown to users when they view forms. While informative, Display Values may not make the best column headings. When analyzing an exported spreadsheet, a descriptive Data Label provides a column name, and gives context to the data viewed outside of the form. The following instructions describe how to add Data Labels to form items:


  1. Click on a form item widget.

    The Properties panel displays on the right side of the screen.

  2. Add text in the Data Label field.
  3. Click OK.
    When you export the data, the text you entered in the data label becomes the name of the column.