A Multiple Choice question is one of the question types that can be added to a Form action. This article discusses Multiple Choice questions in more detail.
NOTE: Before reading this article, it is recommended to read about Form actions first. For more information, see Form Action.
Table of Contents
- What is a Multiple Choice Question?
- Setting Up a Multiple Choice Question
- Question-Specific Settings
- Advanced Options
What is a Multiple-Choice Question?
When used in a Form action, a Multiple Choice question displays several choices together. Users can select from among the choices as their answer/s to the question. One or more choices may be selected, depending on the settings (see Setting Up a Multiple Choice Question). If a user makes a mistake during selection, they can deselect an answer by clicking it again.
You can only add up to eight (8) answers to a Multiple Choice question.
A Multiple-Choice question as it appears on the User Application is seen below.
NOTE: In contrast to a Multiple Choice question, a Dropdown question can display more than eight (8) answers. It also displays a dropdown list of choices from where answers may be selected. For more information, see Dropdown Questions.
Setting Up a Multiple Choice Question
To add a Multiple Choice question to a Form action, select it from the list on the Action Editor. You can then start setting up the Multiple Choice question. For more information, see Setting Up a Form Action.
- Under the Multiple Choice Answers section, you may either manually enter an answer or import several answers at once.
- To manually enter a choice, click the + button to the right. Repeat for all choices to be shown on the box.
- To import several choices all at once, click the Import choices button, enter all the answers on the window in separate lines, then click Done.
- To allow users to select more than one choice, check the Allow multiple selections? box.
- You may also copy all choices to the clipboard. To do this, click the Copy all button under the Multiple Choice section.
- You may delete all choices if you make a mistake setting them up. To do this, click the Delete all button under the Multiple Choice section.
- Individual answers may also be deleted by clicking the Delete icon to the right of an answer.
NOTE: When set to allow multiple answers, answers to Multiple-choice, Dropdown, and Country questions in a Form action are saved to a List. For more information, see Data Types in Autto.
Under a Multiple Choice question's Advanced options section, you can set up the following:
- Default value: the default Multiple Choice displayed on the answer box.
- 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.
NOTE: Once a workflow with a Multiple Choice question is published and in use across your organization, you cannot add, delete, or edit the answers to the question without your explicit permission. If you permit changes to the question, make sure to update the answers where they are used.