Dashboard chart for daily submissions (via form) over time

10/13/21
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I have a seven week event.

I have a form set up for submissions about the event.

How do I set up the metric sheet and which formulas to count submissions each day/ week to appear on the chart to show on the dashboard.

Answers

  • Hi @Phil Wightman

    The easiest thing to do may be to actually create a Report from this sheet instead of formulas. Then you can Group by the Date column and use the Summary to Count so you can see how many submissions came in each day. Here's a webinar that goes through how to use Grouping and Summary in a Report.

    Once you have a Report set up with Grouping and Summary, you can use this as a source for a Chart Widget. Would that work for you?

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

  • Phil WightmanPhil Wightman ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Genevieve P. This is helpful but I'm using the created column and as it has a time as well as a date its counting each one individually. What's the solution here. I've heard of a helper column that is maybe the answer. If so how would it use it and is there a formula to turn the created date and time into just a date?

    Thanks

  • Genevieve P.Genevieve P. admin
    edited 10/20/21

    Hi @Phil Wightman

    Yes, a helper column would be a great solution! Add a new Date Column to your sheet, then use the following formula as a Column Formula:

    =DATEONLY([Created Date]@row)

    See: DATEONLY Function. Replace [Created Date] with your created system column name.

    Let me know if that helps!

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

  • Phil WightmanPhil Wightman ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Genevieve P.


    Thanks for the advise. I am using the formula =DATEONLY([Date created]@row) and I just get #INVALID?

    What am I missing?

    Phil

  • Hi @Phil Wightman

    Are you entering the formula into a Date type of column?

    I suppose you could enter it into a Text/Number column, but you'll need to add +"" to the end of your formula to turn the date into text.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

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