Got an error while configuring your Extended Form stating “Form Misconfiguration Detected“? Nothing to Worry About, your Extended Forms account is still intact.
Reasons for Form Misconfiguration
- Submit ID Missing – Error Code 5
- Google Sign in Error – Error Code 1 or 2
- Re-captcha Error – Error Code 4
- Form Stopped Accepting Responses – Error Code 6
Submit ID Missing – Error Code 5
Most users get this error that says “Form Misconfiguration Detected” while configuring a new google form with the Extended Forms Addon. This occurs when the system is unable to detect the ExtendedForms Submit Id.
While configuring a new google form with the ExtendedForms addon, ExtendedForms generates a new blank field that consists of a unique ExtenedForms Id. You should not “Edit or Delete” this blank field and it should be kept blank.
If a user deletes this field containing ExtendedForms id and previews their form with the ExtendedForms preview button, they will witness a “Form Misconfiguration Error” message with an Ok button that redirects the user to this document.
Goto your Google Form, go to ExtendedForms Addon, and open the Configuration Menu.
While inside the Extended Forms Click on the “Save” button and the submit id field will be generated automatically and you can configure your google form thereafter.
Google Signin Error – Error Code 1 or 2
Its quite possible that your Google Forms is not properly configured in order to be connected with Extended Forms. Please follow these steps to fix the following issue:
If you are users are getting this signin page instead of the actual form AND the form is being automatically submitted, then you are at the right place:
Open your Google Form and see the settings on top right.
Uncheck all the options you see here and it should eventually look like this (you can however keep the “Collect email addresses” option on):
Open the Extended Forms from the Addons Menu to make sure everything is configured correctly.
If you see a notice which says “Attention needed”, click on sync and you should be all set.
Please note that we do not support “File upload” field because it requires the participant to login in their Google account which removed the timer altogether.
Re-Captcha Error – Error Code 4
Are you getting a re-captcha error while configuring your form? If you have checked, the collect emails checkbox and have opted to share response receipts with the users attempting the test then you will receive a “misconfiguration detected” error.
So, if your form has the above depicted options enabled then you are bound to receive an error as seen below.
A quick solution to this problem is to uncheck the “Collect Emails” and “Response Receipts” checkbox.
Form Stopped Accepting Responses – Error Code 6
If you toggle the accepting responses button and disable it in the Responses Tab of Google Forms then, if a user attempts the form they will see a “form misconfiguration detected” error.
So, if you stopped accepting responses and now if a user tries to attempt the form he will get an error as depicted in the below image.
Do not toggle the Accepting Responses button on Google Forms.
Instead, go to Extended forms website by hitting “Preview” or “View Responses” button of Extended Forms and toggle the “Accept Response” button.