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Multi-Select Question

1:  About the Multi-Select Question

The multi-select element allows the respondent to select multiple answers for a question. This question can have multiple rows and/or columns.

Mobile Optimized: Yes

2:  Adding a Multi-Select Question

To add a multi-select question, add a new survey element, select "Standard" and click on "Multi-Select." Then click "Insert."

Enter the question text and instructions.

2.1:  Adding Rows

Click "+New row" to add each new row, then enter the answer option in the text field.

Do not number the answer options unless you want numbering to appear for the respondent. The system will automatically provide labels/numbers for the rows with the prefix "r," which you can edit later in "Options."

2.2:  Adding Columns

Click "+New Column" to add each new column, then enter the answer option in the text field.

Do not number the answer options unless you want numbering to appear for the respondent. The system will automatically provide labels/numbers for the columns with the prefix "c," which you can edit later in "Options."

3:  Style Settings

To configure the style settings for the question, click the "Basic" link.

Additional information about each feature will appear when you hover-over the text. Once the changes are made, click "Save."

Learn more: Question Styling Overview

4:  Question Options

The options available are located on the right side of the screen. Set rules for the entire question by clicking near the question text.

  • Label: The label assigned to the element. You may edit the default label for the multi-select here.
  • Type: Displays the element type and allows you to change it.
  • Show If: Allows you to create new logic conditions or select an existing logic condition for the element. For more information, click here.
  • Languages: Select what languages the element will show in if the survey has multiple languages. The default is "all languages."
  • Min Answers: This option allows you to define the minimum number of answers the respondent must select in order to complete the question.
  • Max Answers: This option allows you to define the maximum number of answers the respondent may select.
  • Randomize: Show answer options in random order. Check rows, columns, and/or groups to randomize.
  • More Options: Use the drop down menu to select less commonly used options. Once selected, you will be able to specify the setting for that option. For more information on each option, click here.
  • Raw Options: If you prefer to manually enter the XML options, use the "Raw Options" dialog. This is useful for copying and pasting options between survey elements.

4.1:  Row Options

Click on a row to set options for that specific row.

  • Label: The label assigned to the row. You may edit the default label for the row here.
  • Data Value: The value assigned to the row in the data. You may edit the default value for the row here if the option is available.
  • Show If: Allows you to create a new logic condition or select an existing logic condition for the row. For more information, click here.
  • Languages: Select what languages the row will show in if the survey has multiple languages. The default is "all languages."
  • Do Not Randomize: This option is only available if the "Randomize" general option is selected. Checking this box will force the line to remain stationary.
  • Optional: This option is only available if the "mandatory" general option is selected. When checked it will allow for the row to become optional and non-mandatory.
  • Exclusive: When checked this option will make the row exclusive. The respondent will not be able to select the "exclusive" row with any other options in the row.
  • Open End: Allows you to add an open end response box to the row by selecting "mandatory" or "optional" from the drop down menu. "Mandatory" means the respondent must enter feedback in the response box to continue if the row is selected, "optional" means that feedback is not required. 
  • Hidden: This option will hide the row from respondents.
  • No Answer: If checked, the respondent will not be able to select the row with any other row or column (if the question is 2-dimensional). It is primarily used if there is a "Don't know" or "None of these" answer choice in the question.
  • More Options: Use the drop down menu to select less commonly used options. Once selected, you will be able to specify the setting for that option. For more information on each option, click here.
  • Raw Options: If you prefer to manually enter the XML options, use the "Raw Options" dialog. This is useful for copying and pasting options between survey elements.

4.2:  Column Options

Click on a column to set options for that specific column.

  • Label: The label assigned to the column. You may edit the default label for the column here.
  • Data Value: The value assigned to the column in the data. You may edit the default value for the column here if the option is available.
  • Show If: Allows you to create a new logic condition or select an existing logic condition for the column. For more information, click here.
  • Languages: Select what languages the column will show in if the survey has multiple languages. The default is "all languages."
  • Do Not Randomize: This option is only available if the "Randomize" general option is selected. Checking this box will force the line to remain stationary.
  • Optional: This option is only available if the "mandatory" general option is selected. When checked it will allow for the column to become optional and non-mandatory.
  • Exclusive: When checked this option will make the column exclusive. The respondent will not be able to select the "Exclusive" column with any other options in the column.
  • Hidden: This option will hide the column from respondents.
  • More Options: Use the drop down menu to select less commonly used options. Once selected, you will be able to specify the setting for that option. For more information on each option, click here.
  • Raw Options: If you prefer to manually enter the XML options, use the "Raw Options" dialog. This is useful for copying and pasting options between survey elements.
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