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Text Question

1:  About the Text Question

The text question allows the respondent to enter an alpha-numeric response in an open-ended answer field. This question can have a single entry form or multiple rows and/or columns.

Mobile Optimized: Yes

2:  Adding a Text Question

To add a text question, add a new survey element, select "Standard" and click on "Text." Then click "Insert."

Enter the question text and instructions.

If your question only requires a single entry form, there's no need to add rows or columns.

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:  Data Verifiers

The verify attribute uses regular expressions to check the alpha-numeric content of a respondents' response. You can add a data verifier at either the question or answer option level for a text element.   

The verify attribute is available on the options panel as shown below. Use the dropdown to select the appropriate data verifier. 

The table below provides a list of the available verifier functions.

Verifier Description
Email

The data entered must resemble an email address. In short, it should contain the @ symbol followed by a dot and ending with 2 - 4 characters.
(e.g. user@domain.com)

US Zip Code

The data entered must be 5 digits long.
(e.g. 93722)

Zip Code w/Extension

The data entered must be 5 digits immediately followed with a hyphen and 4 digits.
(e.g. 93722-1234)

Digits

The data entered must be a number, using only roman digits 0 - 9.
(e.g. 1, 123, 9001)

Number

The data entered must be a number, integer or decimal.
(e.g. 100, 10.0, $10, 10.00, 1,000)

The following characters are ignored and will be accepted as input: $ , .

US Phone Number

The data entered must be a 10-digit US phone number. (e.g. 559123456)

4:  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

5:  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 text element here.
  • Type: Displays the element type. You may change the element type to single-select, multi-select, number or select.
  • 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."
  • Mandatory: When checked this option will force respondents to provide a response. The respondent will be unable to continue the survey without completing the question.
  • Randomize: Show answer options in random order. Check rows, columns, and/or groups to randomize.
  • More Options: Use the dropdown 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.

5.1:  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 new logic conditions 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.
  • Open End: Allows you to add an open end response box to the row by selecting "mandatory" or "optional" from the dropdown 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: This option will replace the open end text box form with an exclusive check box form. It is primarily used if there is a "Don't know" or "None of these" answer choice in the question.
  • Form Pre-Text: Text/symbol entered in this field will appear before the answer field.
  • Form Post-Text: Text/symbol entered in this field will appear after the answer field.
  • 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.

5.2:  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 new logic conditions 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 row to become optional and non-mandatory.
  • Hidden: The 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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