You can require your respondents to enter a certain type or amount of information into a text box. Ror example, require phone numbers or set a word limit. You can validate for:
- Email: Optionally, verify domain
- Integers (Positive): Optionally, set a range
- Integers (Positive & Negative): Optionally, set a range
- Floating Point: Optionally, set precision
- Letters: Optionally, set character range
- Letters and Numbers: Optionally, set character range
- Date (YYYY/MM/DD)
- Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
- Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
- Phone Number: International
- Phone Number: 10 digit
- Phone Number: International (Allow Extension)
- Phone Number: 10 digit (Allow Extension)
- Phone Number: United Kingdom
- Post Code (United Kingdom)
- ZIP/Postal Code (US/Canada)
- Postal Code (Canada)
- Postal Code (Canada - First Three Digits
- URL (web address)
- Domain (web address with no path)
- Zip Code (US)
- Currency (Dollar)
- Currency (Euro)
- Percentage (0–100)
- Percentage (Unbound)
- Word Limits
- All Characters: Optionally, limit length
To add answer validation to a question:
- Click on the question with the text box in it.
- Locate the validation settings in the palette. See table below.
- Select the kind of validation you’d like to apply from the Validation drop down.
- Configure any input specific options. For example, if you select Email you have the option to Verify Email Domain.
- Optionally, enter an initial value that respondents will have to delete in order to enter something else.
- Optionally, edit the Validation Msg, this is the error message that shows if users enter the wrong kind of data.
- Save your survey.
|Question Type||How to locate validation in the palette|
|Text Response||Click Options.|
|Text Response Grid||Click on a variable and click Additional Options.|
|Natrix||Click on the variable containing a text response and click Additional Options.|
|3d Matrix||Click on the Column containing text response boxes and click Additional Options.|