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How to use the URL block

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


When to use

Use the URL block to let your respondents enter a URL to a website, including automated checks for valid addresses.

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

How to use

Add a new block to your form and then select the question type URL. 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 URL block can work with the following branch conditions to help you with that:

Block conditions

  • URL is empty;
  • URL 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 URL block supports the following calculation operations:

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

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