Microsoft Forms Web Part error: “This is not a valid form link.”

Last week, I was building some simple request forms using Microsoft Forms and I wanted to embed one on a modern SharePoint Page. I created, the form, added the Microsoft Forms web part, but when I pasted the link to the form, I got the following error:

This is not a valid form link. Please copy a URL from Microsoft Forms.

Error in Microsoft Forms Web Part

I thought that was odd, but I couldn’t get it to work. I tried creating a new form and still no luck. I gave up and tried it later with a new form and then I noticed it worked. After studying the URLs I noticed something very unique. One was from forms.microsoft.com and the other was from forms.office.com. They used different pages and parameters in the URL as well. While you can visit either URL and create a form, the Share link only provided a working URL if you use forms.office.com. Both of the links work and allow you to complete a form, but only the link from forms.office.com will work in the Microsoft Forms web part.

If you run into this error, be sure and check your URL.

Published by coreyroth

Corey Roth is an enterprise architect at DMI specializing in open-source and Microsoft technologies including Azure and Office 365. Corey is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in Office Servers and Services. Corey helps ISVs develop mobile-first applications for Office 365 using technologies such as Ionic Framework and Azure. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including Office 365 and Azure. In his spare time, Corey works with his wife, Jennifer, on their product BrewZap, a mobile app platform for breweries.

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