Drop Down
Help Center

FluidSurveys Help > Question Types & Settings > Basic Questions

Drop Down

VIDEO: Dropdown

The drop down question type lets you set up a question where respondents can select a single answer choice using a drop down menu.

screenshot of drop down grid

To set up a drop down question:

  1. Drag and drop a drop down question from the Basic Questions section of the palette to the canvas.
  2. Phrase your question in the Question Title and optionally add an Extra Description.
  3. By default the question has two choices. Click the + Add button in the choices section to add more. You can also use the Bulk option or Extraction to add answer choices. Choices can be given a Score or Code. Select Static Choice if you want the choice to be excluded from alphabetic or random ordering. Use the Branch to drop down to set up simple branching for the answer choice.
  4. Configure Display settings and Options for the question.
  5. Save your survey.

Click to see settings and options in detail:

Display and Options Settings


Display side-by-sideDisplays the question on one half of the screen. In order for two questions to display side-by-side, you’ll have to enable this option for both questions. The first question will be on the left and the second on the right.
Append to previous questionUse this to make this question appear to respondents as if it’s part of the previous question.
Extra ClassesAdvanced option to define classes for custom javascript or CSS.


OptionalMakes question optional. Uncheck to make it required.
Randomize ChoicesShows choices in a random order per respondent. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.
Alphabetize ChoicesDisplays choices in alphanumeric order. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.
Initial ValueSelect an answer choice to be preselected.
Blank choiceEnter what you want to display in a drop down when no answer is selected. Default is —.