A single textbox question provides one single-line text entry field for the answer. This question type is best suited for small pieces of information, such as a name, a place or a brief sentence.
Using the Validate Answer Format option, you can restrict the contents of the textbox to a particular format. For example, if you want to capture the respondent's email address, you can create a rule to automatically check that the entry is in the format of an email address.
If you want to collect several pieces of related information - for example, a street name, town and postcode - we recommend you use the Multiple Textboxes question type.
Creating Single Textbox Questions
To create your single textbox question:
- Click Add Question on your survey.
- Type your question in the Question Text field.
- In the Question Type drop-down menu, select Single Textbox.
- Click the green Add Question button to add the question to your survey.
Customising Single Textbox Questions
When you build a single textbox question, you can customise it with the following additional fields and options:
||Specify the width of the text entry field.
|Require an Answer to this Question
||Forces the respondent to provide an answer before they can progress to the next page.
|Validate Answer Format
||Sets a maximum and/or minimum number of selections for the answer to be valid. Specifies a required format for the contents of the field.
|Question Size and Positioning
||Lets you control the size, positioning, appearance and numbering of your question. You can also set a default answer, and hide the question without deleting it.