Form Field Types

Ever wonder what field types you can include in your qrvey forms? Well, you're in luck! In this document, we'll review the types of fields you can use, how to best use each of the choices and, at the end, some advanced question options.

 

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Multiple Choice

Multiple choice questions are great for allowing respondents to choose from a variety of responses.  Simply type in your question in the top box, then add up to 15 answers below. Click the (+) icon to add additional answers, or the (-) icon to remove answers. 

Below your answers, you have the option to add an Other field, which will allow respondents to type in a short answer less than 100 characters.  There is also an option to allow respondents to select multiple answers.

 

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Once you are happy with your question, you can move onto the next question. Your work is always being saved in the background.

  

Yes/No

Yes/No questions are similar to multiple choice, except that they only offer two answers. You can modify what those choices are, but you're limited to just the two. If you need an Other field, multiple selections or more answer options, then a multiple choice question would be a better option.

 

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Short Text

Hear what your respondents have to say in their own words by using the Short Text question type.  Similar to a text message or tweet, short text answers are limited to just 120 characters. 

 

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Numeric

Numeric questions allow you to ask questions that require a simple numeric answer. Qrvey offers a few options to ensure your respondents enter their numbers in the format you're looking for.

First, you can choose to allow, or not allow, decimal points. Next, you can choose the type of number you're looking for.  General allows for digits without comma separators (ie: zip codes), while Number will automatically insert comma separators. Currency automatically adds a "$" to respondent answers and Percentage will add a "%" sign. 

 

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Date

Date questions allow your respondents to enter a date as their answer.  They will be provided with a simple date picker to make their selection quickly and accurately.

 

 

Long Text

For those times when 120 characters is just not enough, you can choose a Long Text question type that will allow for up to 500 character answers. 

 

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Email

The email field automatically validates for a valid email address and will not let the respondent proceed without one.

 

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Address

The Address field allows for the entry of international addresses and includes a county selector drop down menu.

 

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US Address

The US Address field allows for the input of a valid address in the US and includes city, state and zip code fields, but does not include a country selector.

 

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Phone Number

The Phone Number field requires respondents to enter a valid 10-digit phone number.

 

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Name

The Name field is a simple text area for respondents to enter their first and last name as shown below.

 

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Lookup

Lookup allows respondents to choose from a predefined list of your choosing.  You may type your list in manually, copy/paste it from a text file or import data from an existing Google Sheet or Webhook.

You may also choose to add a separate column of values for your list. In this case, you can let respondents choose from a list of  Employee Names, for example, but record the corresponding Employee Number in the results.

 

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Adding Text

Sometimes, you might want to add a bit of text to introduce or explain a question or provide extra information at the end of a questionnaire. Adding text between questions is a great way to accomplish both tasks.  Simply click the (+) icon where you'd like to add your message, then select Add Text as seen below.

 

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Finally, just type the message you'd like to add and you'll be all set.  Messages are shown to respondents as interim steps between your questions.  

 

Optional Fields

By default, respondents are required to answer all of your form fields. If you'd like to give your respondents the option to skip any of your fields, you can mark it as Make Optional from the lower right corner of the question panel as seen below.

 

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Sorting Fields

Need to rearrange your fields? No problem. Just click and drag on the 4-way arrows on the left to order them just how you'd like. 

 

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