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How to use the multiple choice block

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


When to use

Use the multiple choice block to let your respondents select one or multiple items from a set of button choices you give them.

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Demonstration of two multiple choice blocks.

How to use

Add a new block to your form and then select the question type Multiple choice. 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.
  • Caption
    Use the Caption feature to add an extra caption to 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.
  • Image
    Enable the Image feature to add an image to this block.

Settings

  • Multiple select
    By default respondents can only select one choice from the list of choices. Enable the Multiple select feature to let respondents select multiple choice(s).
  • Limits
    Enable the Limits feature to enter a minimum and maximum number of choices that respondents can select. This feature is only available if your question allows the selection of multiple answers.
  • Randomization
    Enable the Randomization feature to present the choices in a random order to your respondents (using Fisher–Yates shuffle).
  • Alignment
    By default the choices are shown as buttons underneath each other. Enable the Alignment feature to determine how the buttons must align to each other:
    • Enable Vertically (top-down) to let the buttons align underneath each other;
    • Enable Horizontally (left-right) to let the buttons align next to each other. If the buttons don't fit next to each other, they will show over multiple lines.

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. This feature is only available if your question allows the selection of multiple answers.
  • 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.
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Advanced settings of the multiple choice block.

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 multiple choice 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.
  • URL
    You can turn a choice into a real button that opens a URL. Enable the URL feature to enter a URL that will be opened when a respondent clicks the option. You can also determine if that URL must be opened in the current browser tab/window or in a new browser tab/window.
    Important notice: a choice that opens a URL can NOT be selected as an answer by your respondents.
  • Moniker
    The moniker is a feature you can use when you're implementing a repeated follow-up for multiple selected options. Inside the block(s) of the repeated follow-up, you can use the label of the selected choice, so you can clarify which selected choice the follow-up question is about.
    But sometimes the label you used in the button isn't usable in the context of your follow-up. A simple example of such a scenario is when you entered the label in the button with a capital first letter, but you want to mention the label in the middle of a sentence in the follow-up (without a capital letter). Enable the Moniker feature to enter a deviant label to use in the follow-up. This feature is only available if your question allows the selection of multiple answers.
  • 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. This feature is only available if your question allows the selection of multiple answers.
  • 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. This feature is only available if your question allows the selection of multiple answers.
  • 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.
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Advanced options of the choices inside the multiple choice block.

Logic

Logic is important to make your forms smart and conversational. The multiple choice block can work with the following branch conditions:

Block conditions

  • Match one of the options;
  • No choice made.

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 multiple choice 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. Only available for multiple select;
  • Choice value - Output a value based on an individual selected/not-selected choice (boolean). Only available for multiple select.

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