Form Builder Limitations

Form Builder Limitations

While Form Builder tries to achieve all possible ways of making it easier, there are few limitations, primarily due to the lack of underlying Google Forms API support and/or limitations on Google Forms.

Note: It is important to understand the limitations and use the suggested workaround:

Please see below the known limitations.


  • Form Builder cannot import Video and File upload fields.

Please refer to the open issue with Google at https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/36765412. Do mark a star or raise your comments to show Google you need this feature (in Google Form API).

Workaround: These video or file upload type fields need to be created manually after importing all other fields using Form Builder


  • Form builder cannot import options with images or images attached to questions

Form builder can import questions and questions & options just fine. But It can't import option with images or image attached to the question due to the lack of Google Forms API.

Please refer to the open issue with Google at https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/36765034. Do mark a star or raise your comments to show Google you need this feature (in Google Form API).

Workaround: Users can import image separately (as Form Builder can import the image as a separate item) and the question just below that.


  • Options of form questions vanish from Google Form sometimes

Sometimes, after successfully importing multiple choice question, one or more options vanish when viewing the Google Form. This can happen because Google Forms API does not import all answer options to the question or Google Form shows the options but loses when viewing the form. This behaviour is very inconsistent. As it is a Google Form's behaviour provided by Google, Form Builder do not have any control over it.

Form Builder users need to verify the Google Form in view mode and ensure that expected importing is done completely before circulating to use the Form.

Workaround: If some options are missing or loaded incorrectly, users need to manually delete those fields from the form. Then re-import only the impacted questions again into the form. Users can specify the location at which the field needs to be imported at the time of importing.


  • Form builder can not get or set the correct answer of text questions/fields from the Google Form.

Please refer to the open issue with Google at https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/117437423. Do mark a star or raise your comments to show Google you need this feature (in Google Form API).

Workaround: once the quiz is imported, users need to manually set the correct answer for text type questions.


  • Form builder can not import the validations of the questions from the selected Google Form. This is due to the lack of Google Form API support.


If Google APIs resolve these limitations, we will be incorporating the same in Form Builder as soon as possible.


Thank you for your understanding.