Multiple Textboxes Question

PAID FEATURE: This feature is only available to customers on paid plans.

The Multiple Textboxes question allows you to collect multiple open-ended answers with a single question. You can also configure this question to collect numerical data only.

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Creating a Multiple Textboxes Question

To add this question type:

  1. Drag and drop Multiple Textboxes into your survey from the BUILDER section.
  2. Enter question text.
  3. Enter the preferred labels for each textbox.
  4. Configure any additional options.
  5. Click Save.

Only Allow Numerical Data

Select Only Allow Numerical Data to require people to answer with a positive or negative whole number. Only numerical digits (including ‘0’) and the minus symbol (-) are accepted.

With this setting applied, survey-takers will receive an error message if they enter other characters such as commas, decimals, fractions, or percent signs. You can customize the error message that survey-takers see when an answer is not accepted.

TIP! If you’d like people to enter decimal numbers within a specific range, you can use the Single Textbox question.

Require a Fixed Sum

This option requires that all answers add up to a fixed sum that you define. Learn More: Requiring a Fixed Sum

Additional Options

Under the Edit and Options tabs, you can further customize the question in the following ways:

Learn more: Editing Questions

Survey Behavior

Before you send out your survey, preview your survey design to see what your survey will look like to respondents.

Since there are so many validation options for this question type, make sure to customize the question text and error messages so respondents know how to answer the question correctly.

Analyzing Results

See example results (English only) »

When you view your responses in the Analyze Results section, click Responses next to any textbox label to see a list of open-ended responses for that textbox.

Click View respondent's answers below any comment to jump to the respondent's individual response.

You can also use the text analysis features to identify and tag recurring words or themes in your open-ended text responses.

Averages for Numerical Data

If you selected the Only Allow Numerical Data option, we'll calculate the average for each textbox.

The average is calculated as follows:

Sum of numerical answers

Total responses
Collect multiple open-ended answers with a single question. You can also configure this question to collect numerical data only.

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