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How to use the checkboxes block

Learn everything you need to know to use the checkboxes block in your forms.


When to use

Use the checkboxes block to let your respondents select multiple items from a list of checkbox choices you give them.

Screenshot of checkboxes in Tripetto
Demonstration of a checkboxes block.

How to use

Add a new block to your form and then select the question type Checkboxes. You can now customize this block to your needs with the following features:

General

  • Text
    Use the Text feature for the name/title of this block.
  • Description
    Enable the Description feature to add a description to this block.
  • Help text
    Enable the Help text feature to add a help text to this block.

Settings

  • Limits
    Enable the Limits feature to enter a minimum and maximum number of choices that respondents can select.
  • Randomization
    Enable the Randomization feature to present the choices in a random order to your respondents (using Fisher–Yates shuffle).

Options

  • Required
    By default this block is not required to fill out by your respondents. Enable the Required feature to make this block required to fill out.
  • Visibility
    By default this block is visible in your form. Enable the Visibility feature to hide it for your respondents.
  • Labels
    By default the choices will be marked as Checked or Not checked in your dataset (your results). Enable the Labels feature to overwrite these labels in your dataset with your own values.
  • Score
    You can attach scores to the choices to perform instant calculations. Enable the Score feature to enter the desired score values.
  • Alias
    By default the name/title of this block will be used in your dataset. Enable the Alias feature to use a different name in your dataset.
  • Exportability
    By default the collected data of this block will be exported to your results. Enable the Exportability feature to not include this data in your dataset.

Choices

Next, you can enter the list of choices that you want to show to your respondents:

  • Add choices one by one
    Click the icon at the bottom of the list and enter the choice name.
  • Import a list of choices
    Click the icon at the top of the list. Now supply a list with one choice name per text line and click Import to add them all at once to your list of choices.
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Importing choices in the checkboxes block.

From your list of choices you can open each choice to get to the settings of that single choice. Over there you can use these features:

  • Name
    Use the Name feature for the name/title of this choice.
  • Description
    Enable the Description feature to extend the choice name with a description, for example to show an extra explanation. This description is shown below the name.
  • Exclusivity
    Enable the Exclusivity feature to make that choice exclusive. If a respondent selects that choice, all other choices will be unselected, making the selected choice exclusive.
  • Labels
    By default each choice will be marked as Checked or Not checked in your dataset (your results). Enable the Labels feature to overwrite these labels in your dataset with your own values for each choice individually.
  • Identifier
    By default the name of each choice will be used in your dataset. Enable the Identifier feature to use a different name in your dataset.
  • Score
    Enable the Score feature to enter the desired score value for that choice.
Screenshot of the form builder in Tripetto
Advanced options of the choices of the checkboxes block.

Logic

Logic is important to make your forms smart and conversational. The checkboxes block can work with the following branch conditions to help you with that:

Block conditions

  • Checkbox state (checked/unchecked per option);
  • All checkboxes unchecked.

Evaluate conditions

Conditions for whole block:

  • Value matches your filter;
  • Value does not match your filter;
  • Value contains your filter;
  • Value does not contain your filter;
  • Value starts with your filter;
  • Value ends with your filter;
  • Value is empty;
  • Value is not empty.

Conditions for each option:

  • Option is true;
  • Option is false;
  • Option equals your filter;
  • Option not equals your filter;
  • Option is empty;
  • Option is not empty.

Score conditions

  • Score is equal to your filter;
  • Score is not equal to your filter;
  • Score is lower thanyour filter;
  • Score is higher than your filter;
  • Score is between your filters;
  • Score is not between your filters;
  • Score is calculated;
  • Score is not calculated.

Filters

When we mention your filter above, there are some different filters that you can use to make the right comparison:

  • Text - Compare with a fixed text that you enter;
  • Value - Compare with another block value entered in the form by a respondent (more info).

Calculations

You can use the calculator block to perform calculations with given answers. The checkboxes block supports the following calculation operations:

  • Score - Calculate a score based on the entered score list for choices;
  • Count - Count the number of selected choices;
  • Choice value - Output a value based on an individual selected/not-selected choice (boolean).

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