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.
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
Suggestionsfeature 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.
Each question block has basic features to present the block the way you need, for example
Help text. And most of the question blocks have common options, like the
More information about these basic features can be found in the help article about our form builder.
On top of those basic features, the dropdown block has the following advanced options:
By enabling the
Randomizationfeature, the choices will be presented in a random order to your respondents (using Fisher–Yates shuffle).
You can attach scores to the choices to perform instant calculations. By enabling the
Scorefeature 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
Importto add them to your list of choices.
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:
This is the name of the choice.
By enabling the
Identifierfeature you can set an identifier for that choice to use in the dataset (more information about identifiers).
By enabling the
Scorefeature you can enter the desired score value for that choice (more information about instant scores).
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:
- Match one of the options.
- Nothing selected.
- Value matches
- Value does not match
- Value contains
- Value does not contain
- Value starts with
- Value ends with
- Value is empty;
- Value is not empty.
- Score is equal to
- Score is not equal to
- Score is lower than
- Score is higher than
- Score is between
- Score is not between
- 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.