A text question is one of the question types that can be added to a Form action. This article discusses text questions in more detail.
NOTE: Familiarity with Form actions is recommended to better understand this article. For more information, see Form Action.
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What is a Text Question?
When used in a Form action, a Text question displays a text box where users can enter their answer to the question.
Setting Up a Text Question
To add a text question to a Form action, select it from the list on the Action Editor. You can then start setting up the text question. For more information, see Setting Up a Form Action.
In a text question, the default textbox where workflow users can enter their answers is normally small, limiting users to entering a one-line piece of information.
A normal Text question as it appears on the User Application is seen below.
If you expect longer answers from your users, you can display a multi-line textbox on your Form action by clicking the Long text question? box. This multi-line textbox as it appears on the User Application is seen below.
Under a Text question's Advanced options section, you can set up the following:
- Default value: the default text displayed on the answer box.
- Restrict input to number characters?: When checked, allows numeric answers only.
NOTE: When this setting is checked, a Text question is much like a Number question in a Form action. For more information, see Number Questions.
- Max. No of Characters in answer: The character limit for answers, if required. There is no set limit by default.
- Button name: Form actions are set to be non-scrollable by default, meaning you have to click a button at the bottom of each Question page to go to the next question. The button name is set to Continue by default. You can set a new name for the button here.
- Conditional Questions: Each question type you can use in a Form action can be set to include Conditional Questions, if required. With Conditional questions, a question can be made to appear or disappear, depending on certain conditions. For more information, see Conditional Questions.