List dropdown in multiple short text question

5 months 6 days ago #158559 by ColinBrose
ColinBrose created the topic: List dropdown in multiple short text question
Dear Limesurvey community,

I am currently creating a survey in which I intend to use a multiple short text question. Within that question, I would like to replace one short text box with a dropdown list. I thought that I had found what I was looking for in this post:

The post told me to insert the following code into the source of the corresponding question:

<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">

$(document).ready(function() {

var qID = {QID};
var inputNum = 4;

// Define the select element (dropdown)
var select1 = '<select id="select1"> \
<option value="">-- Please Choose --</option> \
<option value="Apples">Apples</option> \
<option value="Oranges">Oranges</option> \
<option value="Pears">Pears</option> \
<option value="Bananas">Bananas</option> \

// Hide the text input
$('#question'+qID+' li:eq('+(inputNum-1)+') input.text').hide().parent().hide();

// Insert the select elements
$('#question'+qID+' li:eq('+(inputNum-1)+')').append(select1);

// Initially select an option if the question has already been answered
if($('#question'+qID+' li:eq('+(inputNum-1)+') input.text').val()) {
$('#question'+qID+' li:eq('+(inputNum-1)+') select').val($('#question'+qID+' li:eq('+(inputNum-1)+') input.text').val())

// Listener on the dropdowns - insert selected values into hidden text input
$('#question'+qID+' select').change(function() {

// Some styles
$('#question'+qID+' select').css({
'margin':'0.3em 0 0 1em'


As the post is 5 years old, clearly things must have changed and inserting the code yielded no result. I would be grateful for any helpful hints on how to insert the dropdown!

Thanks a lot,

using LimeSurvey Version 2.67.3

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