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How to use the password block

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


When to use

Use the password block to let your respondent enter a value that's not visible in the form. Optionally you can use this block to protect parts of your form.

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

How to use

Add a new block to your form and then select the question type Password. 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.

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.
  • 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 entered values of password blocks aren't saved to the dataset of the form entries. In that way the passwords that your respondents enter, aren't saved unnecessary.
    If you wish to include the entered passwords in your dataset anyway, you can overrule the default setting by enabling the Exportability feature and activate the Include in the dataset setting. Entered passwords will now be saved and readable inside your dataset. Please make sure you are always careful with using the dataset if you choose to save passwords!

Secure password verification

You can use the password block to protect (parts of) your form by using the secure password match check. More information on that can be found in this article.


Logic

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

Block conditions

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.

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 password block supports the following calculation operations:

  • Compare - Compare a password and output a value based on the result of the comparison;
  • Character count - Count the number of characters in a password;
  • Word count - Count the number of words in a password;
  • Line count - Count the number of lines in a password;
  • Count occurrences - Count the number of occurrences of a certain text, character or regular expression in a password;
  • Convert to number - Convert a password to a number value.

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