email verification

4 years 4 months ago #95135 by kachne
kachne created the topic: email verification
Hi all!

I need to ask respondents for their email addresses and want to verify if they did not make a typo via re-typing the address. And I am facing two issues.

I created multiple short texts question and managed to include the correct format criteria using this string: ^(\w[-._+\w]*\w@\w[-._\w]*\w\.\w{2,3})$


1. When the question is included in the questionnaire, the progress bar does not display and the "next" button does not work.

2. I did not manage to find a way how to verify (i.e. include a condition) that the two values (two email adresses) match in the subquestions of the multiple texts question.

I am using the latest version of LS (updated two days ago..)

I hope the description makes sense - I am attaching the question as exported from LS (it is in Czech, but I think it should not matter...:)

I would be very grateful for any hints on how to proceed. We plan a longitudinal study on a convenient sample and therefore need a reliable way of obtaining respondents' contact details to conduct the follow-ups.

Thanks a lot for your time end efforts!
Have a nice rest of the weekend.

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4 years 4 months ago #95147 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: email verification
The problem with the progress bar indicates a JavaScript error possibly caused by your question code or question validation equation.

So, given a question code "q1" and sub-question codes "SQ001" and "SQ002":

The validation regex is:

The question validation equation is:
q1_SQ001 == q1_SQ002

A question validation tip that only shows errors when both inputs have values would be:
{if(q1_SQ001 != '' && q1_SQ002 != '', 'The email addresses must match.', '')}

Here's a sample survey.

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4 years 4 months ago #95148 by kachne
kachne replied the topic: email verification
Thanks a lot! That solved both issues.

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