Text or number input with additional answer options

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5 years 3 months ago #77300 by holch
holch created the topic: Text or number input with additional answer options
I am currently working on a questionnaire, which is more for data entry of a paper & pencil questionnaire, so there are some things a little different.

I do have quite often the need to ask a value, but then give the options of "don't know" or "No answer".

What was the purchasing price of your vehicle?

$ __________

Don't know Code 8
No answer Code 9

I tried to solve it with a "list with comment" and there is only one field for the value, which is good. But it is a big field.

Then I tried it with "multiple with comments", which looks better. Then I tried to limit max. and min. answers, which doesn't seem to work.

Does anyone have a better idea?

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5 years 3 months ago #77312 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Text or number input with additional answer options
Hi Holch,

I don't think you'll be able to do it properly with one question. I think you'll need a multiple-options (so they can be unchecked) set to max answers = 1 and a short-text or numeric question.

Then I see 2 options for presenting them:

1) Use CSS to make the questions appear as one and put a condition on the text question so it is only displayed if no multiple-options are checked.

2) Use a little JavaScript to:
- Hide the text question
- Move the text input field into the multiple-options question
- Make the text input field and the checkboxes exclusive

I can help with either option if you give me a small sample survey and let me know what template you are using.

Cheers,
Tony Partner
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