Is there an API to read Microsoft forms data

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is it possible to read Microsoft forms submitted data . we are exploring concepts and would like to get data of submitted forms using API.

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Thank you very much for your ask. This API  feature is in Microsoft Forms feature backlog

Hi 

Is microsoft teams api now available to read form or is it still in progress.

I can see some links 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/kaizala/actions/kasclient/form_response

will it be of any healp to get data from teams forms.

Kindly let me know as soon as possible.

 

Thanks

Suresh

 

@Yong Qiu Is there any news on the Forms API, yet? Or is there an estimated schedule, like H2/2020 or so?

Hi @SureshC997

 

I think your link is for Kaizala and not for Forms or Forms Pro.

 

Cheers.

Kyaw Kyaw Tun

Until the long awaited API is released, a short term workaround could be to use Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) to trigger when a new form is submitted, and to save the results into a SharePoint list, or Excel file, etc and to manipulate the data from there.

 

Power Automate puts some pretty cool options for not only extracting the Forms data but to also initiate other actions that can benefit you (e.g. put the results into a Word doc template and email to someone, etc).

 

Well worth a look!

 

Cheers

Damien  

@Damien Rosario  I wouldn't call using Power Automate a workaround; it's designed for the job!  And the integrations, as you've pointed out, with Email, SharePoint, Forms, Excel etc etc work beautifully.

Rob
Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User

Hi @RobElliott 

 

Very true, the capability is there with some extra steps to capture the initial submission, but I reckon my suggestion is a workaround until the API comes out as there'll be more direct ways to get data out of Forms with its release.

 

Cheers

Damien

@Yong Qiu Is Graph able to pull in Forms APIs at this time?  

@RobElliottYou can't do everything with Power Automate. For example, I want to create a single webpage where one can enter multiple names and email addresses. They all should get send a link to a form. At the moment you have to create an excel file with the names and email addresses? That's IT from the 90s :xd:

@helfensdoerfer I never said you could do everything with it and I am often telling people in my company that it can't do this or we need a premium connector for that. But seeing if it can do what you want for a particular task is a reasonable place to start.

 

Rob
Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User

@RobElliottYou are completely right! Just venting because Microsoft Forms is such a simple product and every 1 person startup today has an API for everything. Except one of the biggest IT companies in the world...

There now appears to be an API for getting some information from Microsoft Forms at https://forms.office.com/formapi/api. I'm not sure when it was released, and I'm having trouble finding documentation on it, but I can at least pull some information in my browser this way. After going to https://forms.office.com/ to login (which sets a token in the browser), I can then browse to https://forms.office.com/formapi/api to get a list of operations or to a specific operation like https://forms.office.com/formapi/api/forms to get a list of my Forms.