FormBuilder - How To Create Drop Down Questions

Create questions using a drop down list

Problem:  Create questions using a drop down list so that the user can select one and only one option


1. Navigate to the Dashboard

2. Click on Edit Form Contents link in the Form Contents section

3. Click on the section of the form you would like to add your question to.

4. Click Add Question

5. Set up your question:

Question Text = The actual question which will display on your form

Field Name = give this field a name (which is not displayed to the user)

Additional Instructions = optional (this information will display below your question)

Is Required = Check this box if this is a mandatory field that you want the user to enter; leave unchecked to make this field optional

Is Active = This checkbox must be checked for the user to see this field on the form

Type = This is a drop-down box with many options.  Select Radio Button

Note:  The user will only be able to select one option.  If you the user the ability to select multiple options, then change this question to a check box.

Allow "Other" Option = Check this box if you want a free form field to display below your radio buttons

Choice Name = Name of the Radio Button

Choice Value = Value of the Radio Button (normally, these are the same)

Then click Add Item to include this radio button option.  Continue to enter a Choice Name, Choice Value and then Add Item for each radio button you want to display

This question is triggered by another question's value = Check this check box only if you want your radio button options to display based on the answer of another question previously created

Click SAVE when done

6. This is how the Edit Question section will display:

7. Sample of Choice Name and Choice Value display after being entered

8.  You can reorder these values by moving the symbol (to the left of the radio button Vegan)  up or down 

9. Click SAVE

11.  Here's what the radio button question will look like on your form:

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Keywords:FormBuilder, radio, button, questions, create, multi, select   Doc ID:65501
Owner:Buddy S.Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2016-07-27 12:08 CDTUpdated:2016-11-30 16:50 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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