Form Question Types

Chris Quiroz -

FluidReview has 24 question types to help you collect the data you need. These questions have different input fields, or type of responses the user can enter, resulting in more than 24 question configurations. It’s important to choose the right question and configuration so you can collect usable data.

Choosing the Right Question Types

Think about the data analysis you want to perform before you build your form. For example, if you collect text responses, you’ll gain more insight, but limit your ability to analyze data in a graph or chart.

Form responses help automate your workflow, assign applications to reviewers, and more. For example, if the user’s GPA is greater than 4.0, you can trigger, or move, the applicant to the next round. Keep that in mind when choosing a question type.

Question Types and Their Formatting Options

Question types fall under basic and advanced question type categories. Basic questions are common and straightforward to set up. Advanced questions are infrequent and/or timely to set up. The question types have been numbered in the following documentation, you can reference this below:

Basic Questions

1. Section Heading
2. Yes/No
3. Text Response
4. Text Response Grid
5. Multiple Choice
6. Multiple Choice Grid
7. Dropdown
8. Dropdown Grid
9. Checkbox
10. Checkbox Grid

Advanced Questions 11. Natrix
12. 3D Matrix
13. Slider
14. Semantic Differential
15. Hidden Field
16. Date/Time
17. Timer
18. Datasource Question
19. Drill Down
20. Ranking Question
21. File Upload
22. JavaScript
23. Score Display
24. Signature
 
Basic Questions
 
 

1. Section Heading

The Section Heading question type lets you include text within a form without asking a question. It's used for introductions, explanatory text, or pictures in your form.

Adding a Section Heading

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Section Heading question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). Tip! You can enter Piping Variables into the Description which will pull in other information but not allow the users to make edits to it within this form.
  5. Set the +Display settings
Display Description

Display side-by-side

Display the question type beside another question. This will need to be enabled on the other question as well

Append to previous question

Append to the question to the other so two questions appear as one.

Width

You can adjust the width of a question based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.
 
Note: You cannot add advanced logic branching rules to a section header.
 
 
 
 
2. Yes/No

A Yes/No question type is one of the simplest question types available. It's default scoring is 1 (Yes) and 2 (No). The answer choices come pre-translated in their appropriate language. Yes/No questions can also trigger page skipping based on the response. If you do need to set up a Yes/No type question we recommend using Multiple Choice, instead as it is more customizable. You cannot change the scoring of a Yes/No question.

Adding a Yes/No question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Yes/No question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Set the +Display settings
  6. Set the +Options settings
  7. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional
  8. Set Validation (if applicable)
Display Description
Display side-by-side

Display the question type beside another question. This will need to be enabled on the other question as well

Append to previous question

Append to the question to the other so two questions appear as one.

Horizontal

Display the choices of “Yes” and “No” in a horizontal direction. By default, the options will be displayed vertically

Width

You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%. 


Options Description
Optional Unchecking this option makes the question mandatory.

“Yes” skips to page

If the user selects, "Yes" as an answer, then they can jump to a defined page. This could be one of the Pages in your form, the Termination Page (form will be closed without completing), or The Finish Page (form will be closed as complete).

“No” skips to page

If the user selects, "Yes" as an answer, then they can jump to a defined page. This could be one of the Pages in your form, the Termination Page (form will be closed without completing), or The Finish Page (form will be closed as complete).


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3. Text Response

A Text Response question type accepts open-ended data like essays or addresses. You may apply text validation to help users enter data in the right format.

Use Multiline and increase the number of columns to create large text fields. You may restrict these fields to a certain amount of words. For example, a Text Response question type with multiline enabled, 50 columns, and All Characters validation of 2000 (roughly 200 words) will stop accepting words after that point.

Adding a Text Response question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Text Response question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Set the +Display settings
  6. Decide if you want the question to be a Multiline question
  7. Set the +Options settings
  8. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional
  9. Set Validation (if applicable)
Display Description

Multiline

Checking this option will make your text response box display more than one line. Rows will appear when this option has been checked. The greater number of rows you enter, the longer your text response field will appear, up to a maximum of 25.

Column

Columns displays how wide the text response field is. By default, the field is 6 columns wide. You can make it wider for essay responses or narrower for one-word responses.

Display side-by-side

Display the question type beside another question. This will need to be enabled on the other question as well

Append to previous question

This question type appends to the question before it.

Width

You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.


Options Description

Optional

Unchecking this option makes the question mandatory.

Hide Input

The text entered will appear as dots instead of characters (great for password security).

Restore Initial Value

When a user comes back to this form page, this question will have its default value.

Validation

Specific to the question. If you want to collect email addresses, then select email validation.

Initial Value

Presents a default text response to the user.
 
 
4. Text Response Grid

In short, a Text Response Grid lets you ask a series of questions under one question title. For example, you may wish to obtain personal information about a user, for example, Name, Phone Number, Email, Mailing Address etc. Instead of adding a separate question for each field you can use a Text Response Grid and create a variable for each

Adding a Text Response Grid question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Text Response Grid question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Add your Variables. These will be the various fields you wish to obtain information for. For example, Name, Address, Phone Number, would each be a Variable within the Personal Information Question. You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  6. Decide if you want the variable to be a Multiline question
  7. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  8. Set the +Additional Options of each Variable, in order to set the Validation and Initial Value of the Variable.
  9. Set the +Display settings
  10. Set the +Options settings
Additional Options

Description

Validation Specific to the variable. If you want to collect email addresses, then select email validation.
Initial Value Presents a default text response to the user.
Restore Initial Value When a user comes back to this form page, this question will have its default value.

Display Description

1st Column Size

Adjusts the first columns width. By default, this option is 20%.

Display side-by-side

Display the question type beside another question.

Append to previous question

Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.

Width

You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%. 

Options Description

Randomize Variables

Randomizes the choices within the Text Response Grid upon each form refresh.

Alphabetize Variables

Choices within your Text Response Grid will follow alphabetization (A-Z).

Force Unique

Force a choice in a column to remain unique. No two options in a column can be identical.

Error Message for Unique Responses

A message that will show beneath the question informing the user of the restraint.

Sum

If you specify a number, then all fields on the text response grid must add up to that number. If you wish to simply sum the Values in the grid you will need to enter a dash "-" in the field beside Sum in order to total the values entered.

Sum Label

By default, this option is “The values should add up to {x}. Currently: {y}”. Where x represents the required value (ex. 100), while y indicates the values entered (ex. 98).
 
5. Multiple Choice

The multiple choice, or single choice, question type lets a user enter one answer per question. If you want to allow a user to enter more than one answer, you will want to use the Checkbox question type instead. Each choice has branching, skipping, and validation capabilities available. You can change the display to Horizontal, Vertical, Combo box, Star Rating. Star Ratings, generally used for a rating between 1 and an end value.

Adding a Multiple Choice question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Multiple Choice question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. You can Also Add Other Choice which will automatically add a choice with an additional Text Response field to collect more information. 
  6. Set the Choice Settings
  7. Set the +Additional Options of each Variable, in order to set the Validation and Initial Value of the Variable.
  8. Set the +Display settings
  9. Set the +Options settings
  10. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional

Each Choice will have settings that can be altered:

  • Add text response: Adds a text response field next to the question choice. When checked, you have the option of adding validation and marking the text response as mandatory. For example, picture the question “How may we contact you?” with answers “phone”, “email”, and “mail”. If the user selects email, they can enter in their email address in the text response field. The validation logic can ensure it’s a valid email address.
  • Static Choice: This option must be used with question randomization logic. When this logic is applied, a question choice with static choice enabled will remain it the same location for every user. For example, if the question is “What is the capital of California” and the options were “Seattle”, “San Francisco”, “Los Angeles”, “Sacramento” and “None of the above”. You could apply static logic to “None of the above” so it always showed up at the bottom of the list, while randomizing the order of the other questions.
  • Score: Scoring allows you to assign a value to each choice. This works well for quizzes. You can give full points to the correct responses, half points for responses that are close to being correct, and no points for the wrong answer.
  • Branch to: In addition to using the Branching Wizard in the form editor, you have the option of applying simple branching logic directly to the question choice. To set this up, click the dropdown and select the page you wish to branch, or direct, users to if they select that question choice.
Display Description
Appearance Changes the layout and appearance of the question’s answer choices. Default (Vertical) is the default.

Columns

Adjusting the amount of columns a grid question had.

Display side-by-side

Display the question type beside another question. .

Append to previous question

This question type will append to the question before it.

Width

You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Options Description

Optional

Unchecking this option forces users to answer the question when filling out your form.

Randomize choices

Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Multiple Choice upon each form refresh.

Alphabetize choices

Choices within your Multiple Choice will follow alphabetization (A-Z).

Initial Value

Allows you to specify pre-populated answers to questions in your form. By default, this option is blank "---".
 
6. Multiple Choice Grid

The Multiple Choice Grid question type is in essence a Likert question. This question type has the option “make column static”. When checked, the left column will remain as you drag the scroll bar to the right to view hidden columns.

Adding a Multiple Choice Grid question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Multiple Choice Grid question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 
  6. Set the Score for each Choice. This step can often be overlooked, by default, the score will read None. This refers to no custom scores applied and a default score is set for the choice. The Scores increment based on the choice, Choice 1 = 1 point, Choice 2 = 2 points, etc. Scores are often irrelevant in Applicant forms however in any form, if you wish for the choice to have a score of 0 you will need to select the underlined value and set it to 0.
  7. Add your Variables. You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  8. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  9. Set the +Display settings
  10. Set the +Options settings
  11. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
Display Description
Make First Column Static Forces the first column to always be present.
1st Column Size Adjusts the first columns width. By default, this option is 30%.
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.
Show Borders Show borders around the question type.
Alternate Background Color Each row will be an alternate color.

Options Description
Randomize Variables Selecting this option will randomize the choices within the Multiple Choice Grid upon each form refresh.
Alphabetize Variables Choices within your Multiple Choice Grid will follow alphabetization (A-Z).
Force Unique Force a choice in a column to remain unique. No two options in a column can be identical.
 
 
7. Dropdown

The user may select one answer from options that appear in a dropdown list.

Adding a Dropdown question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Dropdown question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 
  6. Set the Choice Settings
  7. Set the +Display settings
  8. Set the +Options settings
  9. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional

Each Choice will have settings that can be altered:

  • Static Choice: This option must be used with question randomization logic. When this logic is applied, a question choice with static choice enabled will remain it the same location for every user. For example, if the question is “What is the capital of California” and the options were “Seattle”, “San Francisco”, “Los Angeles”, “Sacramento” and “None of the above”. You could apply static logic to “None of the above” so it always showed up at the bottom of the list, while randomizing the order of the other questions.
  • Score: Scoring allows you to assign a value to each choice. This works well for quizzes. You can give full points to the correct responses, half points for responses that are close to being correct, and no points for the wrong answer.
  • Branch to: In addition to using the Branching Wizard in the form editor, you have the option of applying simple branching logic directly to the question choice. To set this up, click the dropdown and select the page you wish to branch, or direct, users to if they select that question choice.

 

Display Description

Display side-by-side

Allows you to display the question type beside another question.

Append to previous question

This question type appends to the question before it.

Width

You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Options Description

Optional

Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out your form.

Randomize choices

Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Dropdown upon each form refresh.

Alphabetize choices

Choices within your Dropdown will follow alphabetization (A-Z).

Initial Value

Allows you to specify pre-populated answers to questions in your form. By default, this option is blank "---".

Blank Choice

The initial value displays, indicating that a selection wasn't made. This will not count towards a response if selected.
 
8. Dropdown Grid

Dropdown Grid is like the dropdown question in that it accepts single answers only. This is the direct opposite of a checkbox question, which can have many answers.

Adding a Dropdown Grid question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Dropdown Grid question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 
  6. Set the Score for each Choice. This step can often be overlooked, by default, the score will read None. This refers to no custom scores applied and a default score is set for the choice. The Scores increment based on the choice, Choice 1 = 1 point, Choice 2 = 2 points, etc. Scores are often irrelevant in Applicant forms however in any form, if you wish for the choice to have a score of 0 you will need to select the underlined value and set it to 0.
  7. Add your Variables. You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  8. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  9. Set the +Display settings
  10. Set the +Options settings
Display Description

1st Column Size.

Adjusts the first columns width. By default, this option is 30%.

Display side-by-side

Display the question type beside another question.

Append to previous question

Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.

Width

You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Options Description

Randomize choices

Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Dropdown Grid on each form refresh.

Alphabetize choices

Choices within your Dropdown Grid will follow alphabetization (A-Z).

Force Unique

Force a choice in a column to remain unique. No two options in a column can be identical.

Error Message for Unique Responses

The message that will show underneath the question informing the user of the restraint.

Blank Choice

The initial value displays, indicating that a selection wasn't made. Note, this will not count towards a response if selected.
 
 
 
9. Checkbox

The checkbox question type lets your users select more than one answer from a list of choices you enter. 

Adding a Checkbox question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Checkbox question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 
  6. Set Choice Settings
  7. Set the +Display settings
  8. Set the +Options settings
  9. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional

Each Choice will have settings that can be altered:

  • Exclusive Choice: When an exclusive question choice has this option enabled, it acts as an “all of the above option”. Meaning once the user selects this answer choice, their previous question choices for this question will be replaced with just this one.
  • Select All: When the select all option is enabled, the user only has to click this one answer to select all the possible answers for that question. For example, the question “What sport do you play” with answers “soccer”, “football”, “baseball”, “basketball”, etc. Along with the list of sports, one answer could say “All of the above” that will select all the sports answers when chosen by the user.
  • Add text response: Adds a text response field next to the question choice. When checked, you have the option of adding validation and marking the text response as mandatory. For example, picture the question “How may we contact you?” with answers “phone”, “email”, and “mail”. If the user selects email, they can enter in their email address in the text response field. The validation logic can ensure it’s a valid email address.
  • Static Choice: This option must be used with question randomization logic. When this logic is applied, a question choice with static choice enabled will remain it the same location for every user. For example, if the question is “What is the capital of California” and the options were “Seattle”, “San Francisco”, “Los Angeles”, “Sacramento” and “None of the above”. You could apply static logic to “None of the above” so it always showed up at the bottom of the list, while randomizing the order of the other questions.
  • Score: Scoring allows you to assign a value to each choice. This works well for quizzes. You can give full points to the correct responses, half points for responses that are close to being correct, and no points for the wrong answer.
Display Description
Appearance The question appears as Default (Vertical), and can change to appear in different ways.
Columns Adjusting the amount of columns that appear to users.
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question This question type will append to the question before it.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%. 

Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out the form.
Randomize choices Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Checkbox on each form refresh.
Alphabetize choices Choices within your Checkbox will follow alphabetization (A-Z).
Restrict number of selected choices Restrict the number of choices a user can select. If you wish for an exact value that the user has to select, for example, they have to select 3, you can set set both the minimum and maximum value to be the same.
Show number of options checked Shows the number of checkboxes the user has checked. Great when there are many checkbox answer choices, and a limit on how many the user can select.
 
 
 
10. Checkbox Grid
 
Similar to other grid question types, form creators may add multiple variables for each question. Each variable will have a subset of answer choices in checkbox form. Users may check off multiple answers for each variable.
 

Adding a Checkbox Grid question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Basic Questions, double-click or click and drag the Checkbox Grid question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 
  6. Set the Score for each Choice. This step can often be overlooked, by default, the score will read None. This refers to no custom scores applied and a default score is set for the choice. The Scores increment based on the choice, Choice 1 = 1 point, Choice 2 = 2 points, etc. Scores are often irrelevant in Applicant forms however in any form, if you wish for the choice to have a score of 0 you will need to select the underlined value and set it to 0.
  7. Add your Variables. You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  8. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  9. Set the +Display settings
  10. Set the +Options settings
Display Description
Make First Column Static Forces the first column to always be visible. This is useful when longer tables force a scrolling bar to appear to see the remaining columns.
1st Column Size Adjusts the first columns width. By default, this option is 30%.
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.
Show Borders Show borders around the question type.
Alternate Background Color Each row will be an alternate color.

 

Options Description
Randomize Variables Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Checkbox Grid upon each form refresh.
Alphabetize Variables Choices within your Checkbox Grid will follow alphabetization (A-Z).
Force Unique Force a choice in a column to remain unique. No two options in a column can be identical.
 
 
 
Advanced Questions
 
 
11. Natrix

The Natrix Question type allows for any question type to exist on any given row, such as text response, dropdown, or checkboxes. A typical use for such a question type is asking for detailed personal information. The types of questions could be dropdown for job title, text response for name, or a checkbox/radio button for gender. 

Adding a Natrix question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Natrix question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Add your Variables. You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  6. Select the Type of each Variable. You can choose between Dropdown, Text Response, Checkbox, and Radio Buttons. See below for additional instructions on each Variable Type Chosen.
  7. Set the +Display settings
  8. Set the +Options settings
Display Option Description
1st Column Size Adjusts the first columns width. By default, this option is 30%.
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question This question will append to the question before it.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.
 

Text Response Variable

  1. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  2. Decide if the the text response will be Multiline.
  3. Set +Additional Options
  4. Set the Validation

Dropdown Variable

  1. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  2. Select the Blank Choice for the dropdown, this is the first choice in the dropdown list and will represent no response given.
  3. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 

Radio Buttons Variable

  1. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  2. Select the Appearance of the buttons: Vertical, Horizontal, Star Rating, or Combo Box
  3. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 

Checkbox Variable

There are no additional options for the Checkbox Variable.

12. 3D Matrix

A 3D Matrix question can have different question types within each column. This question is great when you are trying to get as much information as possible within one question.

Adding a 3D Matrix question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the 3D Matrix question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Add your ColumnsYou can add the Columns individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  6. Select the Type of each Column. You can choose between Dropdown, Text Response, Checkbox, and Radio Buttons. See below for additional instructions on each Column Type Chosen.
  7. Add your Rows. You can add the Rows individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  8. Decide if the Row will be Required or Optional
  9. Set the +Display settings
  10. Set the +Options settings

Display Option Description
Make First Column Static Forces the first column to be visible. This is useful when you have many columns and the user must scroll horizontally through the table.
1st Column Size
Top Left Label Attaches a label to the top left of the 3D Matrix. By default, this option is blank.
Sum Label The label, Total, will live beside numeric validation, if any, to state the Total. By default, this option is “Total”.
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.
Show Borders Show borders around the question type.
Alternate Background Color Each row will be an alternate color.

Options Description
Show Not Used Column Show a column that will un-check all other columns for this row.
Text for “Not Used” Column Specify the label for the “Not Used” column. The label is set to “Not Used” by default.
Randomize Variables Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Checkbox on each form refresh.
Alphabetize Variables Choices within your Checkbox will follow alphabetization (A-Z).
Force Unique Force a choice in a column to remain unique. No two options in a column can be identical.
Error Message for Unique Responses A message that will show beneath the question informing the user of the restraint.
 
 
 
 
13. Slider

The slider question type lets you set a range (ex. 0–15) and have users pick a value within the range using a slider. The slider question collects data like a text response question. You cannot make graphs in reports with data from a slider.

Adding a Slider question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Slider question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Set the +Display settings
  6. Set the +Options settings
  7. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional
  8. Set the Minimum and Maximum values as well as the Step Size.
  9. Set the Right and Left Labels
Display Description
Display side-by-side This option allows for you to display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question This question type append to the question before it.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%. 

Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out the form.
Minimum Value By default, the minimum value is set to 0.
Maximum Value By default, the maximum value is set to 100.
Step Size By default, the step size is set to 1.
Left Label Label that appears on the top left of the slide bar.
Right Label Label that appears on the top right of the slide bar.
Initial Value Determines the initial position of the slider.
 
 
 
14. Semantic Differential

A Semantic Differential question allows users to rate a variable, or set of variables, on a scale of choices. The choices can be “Y to X” or “Unsatisfied to Satisfied”. There are labels at either ends of the question, and the choices display horizontally.

This is a great question type to use if you want users to rank a specific item, or set of items. For example, you can ask customers how they felt about your customer service and affordability on a scale of “Poor to Great” with a Semantic Differential question.

Adding a Semantic Differential question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Semantic Differential question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 
  6. Set the Score for each Choice. By default, the score will read None. This refers to no custom scores applied and a default score is set for the choice. The Scores increment based on the choice, Choice 1 = 1 point, Choice 2 = 2 points, etc. Scores are often irrelevant in Applicant forms however in any form, if you wish for the choice to have a score of 0 you will need to select the underlined value and set it to 0.
  7. Add your Variables. You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  8. Add your Right Hand Variable. When you click on the Variable on the left hand side you will see an option to add text to be displayed on the right side of the scale.
  9. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
  10. Set the +Display settings
  11. Set the +Options settings
  12. Set the Minimum and Maximum values as well as the Step Size.
  13. Set the Right and Left Labels
Display Option Description
1st Column Size Adjusts the first columns width. By default, this option is 20%.
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage.
Show Borders Show borders around the question type.
Alternate Background Color Each row will be an alternate color.

Options Description

Randomize Variables

Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Semantic Differential upon each form refresh.

Alphabetize Variables

Choices within your Semantic Differential will follow alphabetization (A-Z).

Force Unique

Force a choice in a column to remain unique. No two options in a column can be identical.
 
 
 
15. Hidden Field

Hidden fields are questions that are only visible while editing the form as an Administrator. This question will not appear to any users anywhere on the form. Its job is to pass through a value like existing information, trigger form logic, etc., to the administrator that you don't want to be visible to the user. 

Adding a Hidden Field question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Hidden Field question to add it to your form. 
  3. Set the Variable Name. This is the name of the Hidden Field. It will appear in filters and reports. 
  4. Set the Hidden Value. When this field is left blank in the form builder it will allow you to enter the field within the Applicants form and complete the response. You can also add a piping variable to this field in order to pipe in information into the form that you don't want to appear to the applicants. 
  5. Decide if you wish to Restore Initial Value whenever a user reenters the form. If this is enabled when a user reenters the form the value will return to its default value.
A Possible Use Case A form creator might have user information already in their records, such as their age. Since they already have this information, there’s no need to ask for it in the form. Yet, they may want to trigger form logic based on some of this information. For example, show users in different age groups different questions. Using this question type, you can pipe information from your databases into a hidden field(s), and then create a branching condition based on it. In this case, they could say: If hidden field is 18 years old, show Question 1.

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16. Date/Time

A Date/Time question allows for the user to select a specific year, month, day as seen below. Date/Time questions can determine when an incident happened, or help find a meeting time. The question type allows users to record the date and time with five types of configurations: Date/Time, Date Only, Time Only, Date/Month, and Month/Year. The default display format is Date/Time.

Adding a Date/Time question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Date/Time question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Set the +Display Settings
  6. Set the +Options Settings
  7. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional
  8. Set the Display Format.
  9. Add the option to allow users to set a timezone. This is useful if you have users from various timezones. 

Display Format

  • Date/Time
  • Date only
  • Time only
  • Day/Month
  • Month/Year
Display Option Description
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question so they appear on the same line.
Append to previous question This question type will append to the question before it.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out your form.
Display Format The question type can ask Date/Time, Date Only, Time Only, Date/Month or Month/Year. Date/Time is the default format.
Timezone Enabling this feature creates a dropdown for the user to select their appropriate timezone.
Set to now by default When the form loads, the load date will populate into the date field.
Show "Record Now" button As opposed to forcing the individual to type in the time, e.g., 14:58, they may click "Record Now". This will input the correct current time.
 
 
17. Timer

Timer questions are perfect for online quizzes. It allows you to time when an individual starts their form, and how long it took for them to complete it.

Adding a Timer question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Timer question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. There are no additional Options to enable this question
 
18. Datasource question

The datasource question is a text response question that connects to an external list. When a participant enters a response into this question, FluidReview can recognize whether the answer corresponds with the list of options on the datasource. If the user enters a different response that what is on record, FluidReview will recognize this and update the question. 

Adding a Datasource question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Datasource question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Set the +Options 
  6. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional
  7. Add the Datasource URL
  8. Set the +Display, with this question, the only display option is the Width of the question
Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out the form.
Datasource URL This field is where you’ll enter the URL for the datasource. The URL should return a JSON encoded dictionary (keys will be choice values, values will be choice labels).
 
 
 
19. Drill Down

Drill Down question allows users to select an answer by narrowing down their choice from a general category to a specific category. For example, you could first have users select which state they live in, and then select a city within that state.

Adding a Drill Down question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Drill Down question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Add the Categories. This will be the first option the user will need to select. Once they have selected the Category they will be presented with the choices
  6. Add the Choices for each Category. Each Category can have different choices. 
  7. Set the +Display
  8. Set the +Options. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional
Display Description
Appearance You can alter the appearance of the drill down question.
Randomize choices Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Drill Down upon each form refresh.
Alphabetize choices Choices within your Drill Down will follow alphabetical order (A-Z).
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out your form.
 
 
20. Ranking Question

A Ranking Question allows the user to rank answers in an order of importance, or significance. The user simply drags-and-drops their answer choices from left-to-right. 

Adding a Ranking question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Ranking question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Add your Choices. You can add the Choices individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. 
  6. Set the Score for each Choice. By default, the score will read None. This refers to no custom scores applied and a default score is set for the choice. The Scores increment based on the choice, Choice 1 = 1 point, Choice 2 = 2 points, etc. Scores are often irrelevant in Applicant forms however in any form, if you wish for the choice to have a score of 0 you will need to select the underlined value and set it to 0.
  7. Add your Variables. You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
  8. Set the +Display
  9. Set the +Options. 
  10. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional 
Display Option Description
Display side-by-side This option allows for you to display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question This question type will append to the question before it.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out your form.
Randomize Variables Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Checkbox on each form refresh.
Alphabetize Variables Choices within your Checkbox will follow alphabetization (A-Z).
 
 
21. File Upload

File upload questions allows users to upload a single file alongside their responses. For example, a user could upload their resume, a video, pictures, etc. There’s no limit on the type of file that the user can upload. The form administrator can view or download the uploaded file.

Adding a File Upload question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the File Upload question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable).
  5. Set +Display Settings
  6. Set +Options Settings. Decide if the Question will be Required or Optional 
Display Option Description
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question Append to the question before it so two questions appear as one.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out your form.

For more information on File Formats accepted with this question type please see: Accepted File Formats for Uploads - File Upload in Forms

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22. JavaScript

FluidReview provides the ability to include your own JavaScript code. The JavaScript question type allows for all such code to live under one location. The JavaScript question type is perfect for those who can program in JavaScript.

The JavaScript question type provides the following:

  • You can group your JavaScript code into a single place for each page of your form. This makes it easy to locate and work with.
  • We’ve included a built-in JavaScript editor complete with syntax highlighting,
  • Use our JavaScript builder to change the core components of the question types on your current form page.
  • Administrators can show/hide the JavaScript code in preview mode!

Adding a JavaScript question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the JavaScript question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Script Name, under the Options tab
  4. Set +Options
  5. Create your Script
Options Description
Limit Piper Use a simplified piper list.
Remove Question IDs Limit piper list to piped variables and question answers.
 
Warning! This question type may cause serious error to your form. Please be careful when making any changes to your form when adjusting the JavaScript. We only suggest using this form question if you, or someone in your organization, is knowledgeable about JavaScript. 
 
 
23. Score Display

The Score Display question type is what it says, a score display. Use it to tally a score for a ranking. A Score Display is useful when the Score for each variable or choice has a value.

Adding a Score Display question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Score Display question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Label for the score. For example, "Your score is:" or "Total Score:"
  4. Add the variable {{ metas.weighted_score }} to the same field in order for the score to be calculated
  5. Set +Display
Display Option Description
Display side-by-side This option allows for you to display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question This question type will append to the question before it.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%.

Note: This will only display scores gathered from previous pages of the form

24. Signature

The signature question type allows users to sign your form using their mouse or a touch screen. This signature is available when you print a response or download as PDF.

Adding a Signature question

  1. Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
  2. Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the File Upload question to add it to your form. 
  3. Enter the Question Title, under the Options tab
  4. Add an Extra Description (if applicable). 
  5. Set +Display
  6. Set +Options
Display Option Description
Display side-by-side Display the question type beside another question.
Append to previous question Append to the question directly before it so two questions appear as one.
Width You can adjust the width based on a percentage. By default, the value is 100%. 

Options Description
Optional Un-checking this option forces the user to answer the question when filling out your form.

 

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