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.
📌 Also see: Dropdown with keyword search
Are you looking for a dropdown question type in which the respondent also can search and select multiple options? Please have a look at the dropdown (multi-select) block.
How to use
Add a new block to your form and then select the question type
Dropdown (single-select). You can now customize this block to your needs with the following features:
Textfeature for the name/title of this block.
Descriptionfeature to add a description to this block.
Placeholderfeature to add a text inside the empty input control of this block.
- Help text
Help textfeature to add a help text to this block.
Randomizationfeature to present the choices in a random order to your respondents (using Fisher–Yates shuffle).
By default this block is not required to fill out by your respondents. Enable the
Requiredfeature to make this block required to fill out.
By default this block is visible in your form. Enable the
Visibilityfeature to hide it for your respondents.
You can attach scores to the choices to perform instant calculations. Enable the
Scorefeature to enter the desired score values.
By default the name/title of this block will be used in your dataset. Enable the
Aliasfeature to use a different name in your dataset.
By default the collected data of this block will be stored to the dataset of each result. Enable the
Exportabilityfeature to take control over the storage. You can then include/exclude the data from your dataset. Please note that if you exclude data from the dataset you can never see and/or use the given answers from your respondents to this block, because the data is simply not stored at all.
Next, you can enter the list of choices that you want to show to your respondents:
- Add choices one by one
icon at the bottom of the list and enter the choice name.
- Import a list of choices
icon at the top of the list. Now supply a list with one choice name per text line and click
Importto add them all at once 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:
Namefeature for the name/title of this choice.
By default the name of each choice will be used in your dataset. Enable the
Identifierfeature to use a different name in your dataset.
Scorefeature to enter the desired score value for that choice.
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.