Removing "#form" from question ID in form exports


(Eric Jospe) #1

Is there a way to automatically remove “#form” from the question ID display in form exports? Stata has a character limit, so any variables longer than their limit are automatically cut off when importing. It would be nice to be able to remove the “#form” all at once rather than manually editing longer variable names.

Thanks,

-Eric


(Eric Jospe) #2

I’ll take that as a no?


(Ethan Soergel) #3

Correct, there is no way to do that from within CommCare. There’s an option to switch from the question ID to the question label in the form, but I imagine that’s longer. You could probably do that in excel before importing to Stata.