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How to use the number block

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


When to use

Use the number block to let your respondents enter a number, including automated checks for valid number inputs.

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Demonstration of a number block.

How to use

Add a new block to your form and then select the question type Number. 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.
  • Placeholder
    Enable the Placeholder feature to add a text inside the empty input control of this block.
  • Help text
    Enable the Help text feature to add a help text to this block.

Settings

  • Format
    Enable the Format feature to determine how many decimal places your number input may contain.
  • Limits
    Enable the Limits feature to enter a minimum and maximum value that respondents can enter.
  • Prefix
    Enable the Prefix feature to enter a label that's shown in front of the entered number value. Optionally you can specify a different prefix for plural values.
  • Suffix
    Enable the Suffix feature to enter a label that's shown at the end of the entered number value. Optionally you can specify a different suffix for plural values.
  • Signs
    Enable the Signs feature to set what signs to use as decimal sign and thousands separator. Please note that in your forms these signs can be overwritten by the respondent's locale settings. In your dataset the selected signs always will be used.

Options

  • Prefill
    Enable the Prefill feature to set a fixed initial value of this block.
  • Calculator
    Enable the Calculator feature to instantly use all calculator features inside the number block.
  • 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.
  • 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 options of the number block.

Logic

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

Block conditions

  • Number is equal to your filter;
  • Number is not equal to your filter;
  • Number is lower thanyour filter;
  • Number is higher than your filter;
  • Number is between your filters;
  • Number is not between your filters;
  • Number is empty;
  • Number is not empty.

Calculation conditions

  • Calculation is equal to your filter;
  • Calculation is not equal to your filter;
  • Calculation is lower thanyour filter;
  • Calculation is higher than your filter;
  • Calculation is between your filters;
  • Calculation is not between your filters;
  • Calculation is valid;
  • Calculation is not valid.

Filters

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

  • Number - Compare with a fixed number 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 number block supports the following calculation operations:

  • Current value - Supply an entered number;
  • Compare - Compare a number and output a value based on the result of the comparison;
  • Functions - Execute all kinds of mathematical functions to a number.

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