Validating Input to Text Response Boxes
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Validating Input to Text Response Boxes

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:

  1. Click on the question with the text box in it.
  2. Locate the validation settings in the palette. See table below.
  3. Select the kind of validation you’d like to apply from the Validation drop down.
  4. Configure any input specific options. For example, if you select Email you have the option to Verify Email Domain.
  5. Optionally, enter an initial value that respondents will have to delete in order to enter something else.
  6. Optionally, edit the Validation Msg, this is the error message that shows if users enter the wrong kind of data.
  7. Save your survey.
Question TypeHow to locate validation in the palette
Text ResponseClick Options.
Text Response GridClick on a variable and click Additional Options.
NatrixClick on the variable containing a text response and click Additional Options.
3d MatrixClick on the Column containing text response boxes and click Additional Options.
VIDEO: How to limit # of Words/Text in a Text Response Question