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How to use the phone number block

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


When to use

Use the phone number block to let your respondents enter a telephone number.

Screenshot of a phone number in Tripetto
Demonstration of a phone number block.

How to use

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

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 the collected data of this block will be exported to your results. Enable the Exportability feature to not include this data in your dataset.

Logic

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

Block conditions

  • Phone number is empty;
  • Phone number is not empty.

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 phone number block supports the following calculation operations:

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

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