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How is the column order in the Responses table in Forms for Confluence set?

Posting here as I know Adaptavist staff are active in the community.

We typically use the Responses table in Forms for Confluence, then use the Jira macro to create issues from the table data.

(We have scriptrunner for Jira too, but our admins tell us the creating end-points step is labour intensive so we have not implemented that.)

How is the column order currently set? It's not alphabetical and it's not in the order the fields are displayed (top to bottom) in the form.

Is it set in the order fields were added to the form? Do we have to pay careful attention when creating the form to add fields (and save?) in the order we want the table in, even if it is not the order we want the fields to display on the form? Is it not possible to ever add a new field display anywhere but the end of the table?

I could test this to confirm, but thought I'd ask here so others may find the answer here. I'd also love to know if there are any plans to make the Responses table more cutomizable some day.


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I know this is an old post, but in case other people are also searching for the answer, I've just discovered that each column can simply be grabbed and dragged to reorder them. 

Yup, I tested that but this order seems to be applied to you, not to all other users ...

Like Alexi Vanderstraeten likes this

Agree with you, I find it really messy and not customized to our needs or not much option to customize it by yourself. Shall I insert a piece of code to display in the same order as in the form appears the related field? 

What I expect from a Responses table is to display the responses in the same order than the fields are in the form. So if you need to print the responses it's easier to read than actually looking for the header alphabetically.  

Having the same need here, the columns are not in the order we would like (we don't know how that order has been set ??) and I'm looking for a way to re-order the Response Table column order ...

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