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Dropdown

When to use?

Dropdowns should be used when only one of multiple response alternatives can be chosen, but the list of response alternatives is too long to be displayed e.g. if you want respondents to select which country they’re from. Instead of displaying all the options, you can simply add them in a dropdown menu.

How to create?

To create a dropdown, you click the option in the menu on the left hand side of the screen and it will be added as the last question at the bottom of the page you are currently editing. You will be given an option to label the question with a description or heading but this field can be left blank.

To add answer alternatives to your question, click Click to edit text on the specific row you wish to add the alternative to, or use Add many to paste a pre-existing list.

To add more rows to your question click the following icon:

To delete an added alternative, hold your cursor over the alternative and click the following icon:

Note: We advise you not to delete answer alternatives after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.

 

How to customise?

Required: Click Required if you want the response of this question to be mandatory.
Random order: Click Random order if you want all response alternatives to be presented in a random order.
Add many: Will give you the possibility to add large quantities of response alternatives by copying and pasting them from an Excel list or text document. To use this, click Add many and then paste all response options to the textbox, with a line break between the options.
Save as: This will give you the option to change question type.  You can use this option for radio buttons, checkboxes and drop-down menus.

Note: We advise you not to use Save as after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.

 

Dropdown in respondent view: