Survey Design & Character Limits
Designing a Survey
|Survey Title||250 characters|
|Page Title||100 characters|
|Page Description||4000 characters|
|Question Text||4000 characters|
|Custom Error Messages (required questions)||250 characters|
|Custom Variable Name||50 characters|
|Custom Variable Label||255 characters|
|Image Choice question (answer choices)||10 image answer choices per Image Choice question.|
|Matrix/Rating Scale questions (row choices)||250 characters|
|Matrix/Rating Scale questions (column choices)||100 characters|
|Multiple Choice questions||200 answer choices|
|Checkboxes questions||200 answer choices|
|Dropdown questions||500 answer choices|
|Ranking questions||250 answer choices|
|Multiple Textboxes questions||200 answer choices|
|Matrix of Dropdown Menus questions||9 columns|
200 answer choices per menu
|Matrix/Rating Scale questions||16 columns|
|Questions||100 questions per page|
5000 questions per survey
|Pages||400 pages per survey|
What counts towards character limits?
When you add formatting to your text—like creating a link, bolding text, or changing the font color—HTML tags are added, which count toward any character limits.
Taking a Survey
Respondents may encounter limits while taking a survey, based on how the survey creator decided to validate open-ended fields. In addition to defining character limits for some question types, survey creators can also choose to require respondents to answer the question within a certain range or limit.
If you're a respondent, contact the author of the survey if an error message on a question is preventing you from completing the survey.