Attach files to a form for outside users

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I need to create an MS Form and share with External Users and allow them to upload and attach files. Would you know if this is possible in Forms, if noty would you be able to recommend a solution on how to do this please.

 

Kind regards

Brian

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@BrianHarry1730 this is not possible. Only users within your organisation can upload files.

 

Rob
Los Gallardos
Intranet, SharePoint and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)

Doesn't it depend on your tenant's OneDrive settings?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/turn-external-sharing-on-or-off#change-the-organization-...

If the tenant allows external access to OneDrive, wouldn't users outside the organization would be able to upload files in Forms, since Forms stores those files in OneDrive?

Or is there another piece to this I am overlooking?

Hi there, if this can be set fo external access to Onedrive, how do I setup a OneDrive Folder with external access please

@Star_D No, it doesn't depend on your OneDrive settings, it looks at how the settings are set in the individual form .

 

Rob
Los Gallardos
Intranet, SharePoint and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)

Ah ok, thanks for confirming.

 

So if I create a form, how do I add a OneDrive folder to it to allow external individuals to add attachments please

@RobElliott 

You can't, external users cannot upload a file in Forms.
Yes, but I thought maybe the individual form might allow you to use a File Upload question type while allowing anyone to respond, if your tenant's OneDrive allowed external.

I haven't tested that in my dev, though, so thanks for replying.

@Star_D For our business, we have used the file request link and added that as a section to our forms. I haven't found a way to connect the document upload and form together yet but it is a way for external users to upload documents.

Create a file request (microsoft.com)

 

Hope that helps

you could attach the link to the OneDrive folder as part of the question.. like
1. upload the necesarry document via this link.....