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How to use the dropdown block

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

When to use

Use the dropdown block to let your respondents select one item from a dropdown list with choices you give them.

Screenshot of a dropdown block in Tripetto
Demonstration of a dropdown block.

Looking for a dropdown with text search?

Are you looking for a dropdown question type in which the respondent also can type to get suggestions? Please have a look at the text single line block and activate the Suggestions feature over there.

How to use

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

Basic features

Each question block has basic features to present the block the way you need, for example Name, Description and Help text. And most of the question blocks have common options, like the Required and Exportability options.

More information about these basic features can be found in the help article about our form builder.

Additional features

On top of those basic features, the dropdown block has the following advanced options:

  • Randomization

    By enabling the Randomization feature, the choices will be presented in a random order to your respondents (using Fisher–Yates shuffle).

  • Score

    You can attach scores to the choices to perform instant calculations. By enabling the Score feature you can enter the desired score value per choice (more information about instant scores).


For the dropdown block you can enter the list of choices you want to show to your respondents:

  • To add choices one by one click the icon at the bottom of the list;
  • To import a list of choices at once, click the icon at the top of the list. You can now supply a list with one option label per text line and click Import to add them to your list of choices.
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Importing choices in the dropdown 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:


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

Block conditions

  • Match one of the options.
  • Nothing selected.

Evaluate conditions

  • 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.

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.


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).


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

  • Score - Calculate a score based on the entered score list for choices;
  • Convert to number - Convert the selected choice text to a number value.

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