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Input Field Question

About Input Field Questions

Input Field questions are commonly used to enter background information such as name, email, phone number, and more.

Input Field questions can be formatted to accept text, numeric, email, and other custom inputs. The different formats for Input Field questions are: 

  • Text: The question accepts open-ended inputs.
  • Numeric: The question only accepts numbers/numerical inputs. You can define your preferred decimal separator.
  • Email: The question accepts only email addresses.
  • Custom: The question accepts whatever validation you input using a regular expression, e.g. US zip codes. Learn more about regular expressions.

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Add Input Field Questions

To add Input Field questions, all you have to do is:

  1. Go to your survey, click the add survey element icon (), and choose question.
  2. Select input field and click next.
  3. Type in your question and change the typography (bold, italic, and underline).

    Use the merge field dropdown menu to insert your respondents' background information or their answers to previous questions.

  4. When you are satisfied with your question, click next.
  5. Now you can format the question by selecting between text, numeric, email, and custom formats.
    • The text format is open-ended. This means it accepts any data input but the output is only available as text.

      To add an Input Field question with a text format, all you have to do is:
      1. Select the text format in the dropdown menu.
      2. The require answer setting is enabled by default, disable it if you don’t want your question to be mandatory. 
      3. When you have finalized your question and customized the settings, click add.
    • As the name suggests, this format only accepts numbers.

      To add an Input Field question with a numeric format, all you have to do is:
      1. Select the numeric format in the dropdown menu.
      2. Use the dropdown menu below to select your preferred decimal separator. You can choose between a comma (,) or a dot (.).
      3. The require answer setting is enabled by default, disable it if you don’t want your question to be mandatory. 
      4. Enable the constrain values setting to add a range of numeric values that you'll accept, e.g. minimum 1 and maximum 100.
      5. When you have finalized your question and customized the settings, click add.
    • As the name suggests, this format only accepts email addresses.

      To add an Input Field question with an email format, all you have to do is:
      1. Select the email format in the dropdown menu.
      2. The require answer setting is enabled by default, disable it if you don’t want your question to be mandatory. 
      3. When you have finalized your question and customized the settings, click add.
    • With this format, you can use regular expressions to define the validation for the question. For example, you can validate the question to only accept US zip codes, Linkedin URLs, Gmail email addresses, etc.

      To add an Input Field question with a custom format, all you have to do is:
      1. Select the custom format in the drop-down menu.
      2. Now you have two fields:
        • Example text: Insert an example that matches your regular expression. In this case, it could be 94101, which is a San Francisco zip code.
        • Enter regular expression for validation: Insert a regular expression. In this case, the regular expression is ^\d{5}(-\d{4})?$.

          Learn more about regular expressions.

      3. The require answer setting is enabled by default, disable it if you don’t want your question to be mandatory. 
      4. When you have finalized your question and customized the settings, click add.

Input Field Questions in Response Data Downloads

You can download your survey responses from Enalyzer for several purposes. You can use the file for analysis in other software, share it with your team, or import it to another Enalyzer survey.

In the response data download, Input Field questions are found in one column. The column is named after the question number.

  • By default, each response option under the question will be displayed as text. You can read about data formats here.

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  • By default, each response option under the question will be displayed as the submitted numeric value. You can read about data formats here.

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  • By default, each response option under the question will be displayed as text. You can read about data formats here.

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  • By default, each response option under the question will be displayed as text. You can read about data formats here.

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Add Numeric Input Field Questions to Reports

The feature is only available with a Professional subscription. View our plans and pricing.

You can visualize the data collected by Input Field questions with reports. Text, numeric, email, and custom formats will be visualized as open answer charts. Numeric Input Field questions can be visualized as vertical bars, however, it requires working with report variables. 

To better illustrate this, we'll use an example. Let's say that we've asked respondents to provide their age and we would like to break these numerical inputs into age brackets, i.e. group the submitted ages into different age categories.

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For this example, we're going to create different age brackets:

  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 or older

STEP 1: CREATE A VARIABLE VIEW

You have to start by creating a new variable view:

  1. Go to your report and select settings on the side menu. If the menu is closed, click the menu icon (BurgerMenu.png) to open it first.
  2. Click on variables.
  3. Click on the numeric Input Field question and select add variable version.
  4. The variable would take on the name of the version number, however, you can edit the variable name to something you can easily identify.
  5. Click on categories to define the content of the variable, in other words, you're going to outline the values you're going to report on. 
  6. Click on the add icon (GreyPlusIcon.png) to start defining your categories.
  7. You have 6 options to define your data criteria and you can add as many as you need:
    • Equal to
    • Less than
    • Less than/equal to
    • Greater than
    • Greater than/equal to
    • From/To
    For example, to add the age bracket "20 - 29" the category would look like this:
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  8. When you've defined the category, click next.
  9. Name your category and click save. The category name is the label that will show in your Frequency charts. For this example, this category would be called "20 - 29". 
  10. Repeat steps 6 - 9 to create all the categories you need. Once you've added all the categories, you would have ended up with something like this:
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  11. Use the reorder icon to move the categories around.

STEP 2: ADD FREQUENCY CHART

Now that you've created your variable view, you can add charts based on it.

  1. Click on content on the side menu. If the menu is closed, click the menu icon (BurgerMenu.png) to open it first.
  2. Click on the add report elements icon (BluePlusIcon.png) and select frequency.
  3. When selecting the variables for your chart, you can select the variable view you have just created. The variable view's name is in the format “Variable/Question name - Variable Version Name”, for "Age? - Version 1".

    If you have created several variable views on the same variable, click on the arrow corresponding to the variable and you will be able to see the list of variable views you have created.

  4. When you have chosen the variable version, click add.
  5. Now you'll have something resembling this:
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