I have a Google Form. I had all of my Google Form responses linked to a specific tab in my Google Spreadsheet. Somehow my form responses were unlinked from my tab. When I go to re-link my form responses to my already existing tab it only gives me the option to create a new tab in my spreadsheet.

How do I simply re-link my Google Form responses to my already existing tab in my Google Spreadsheet?


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You can NOT.
Google will always create a new sheet automatically.

But this is not actually an issue. Of course that depends on what your issue is:

1. What happens to my old answers?
They are copied over to the new sheet automatically.

2. But the sheet has a different name.
Just rename it to whatever you like.

3. What about the formulas I had in my old sheet?
Just copy those over manually.

4. I had the sheet pushing/pulling data to/from elsewhere.
Make manual adjustments so whatever you were doing, points to the new sheet.

I believe that covers it. If your issue is not in the above list, let us know.

  • Note: This is not useful when the questions on the form changed through time, as responses to deprecated questions are not copied over Mar 23, 2021 at 9:33
  • What about if you have a spreadsheet full of responses from a previous questionnaire platform and want to combine them with the google responses?
    – Tasty213
    May 11, 2021 at 10:27
  • I think if you follow the above steps you will be fine. If still facing issues, share a test sheet so you can be easier helped. May 13, 2021 at 19:56

You can open the existing form and link it there under RESPONSES -- SELECT DESTINATION

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