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What is a Dropdown and what is it used for?
Dropdowns should be used when only one of multiple response alternatives can be chosen, but the list of response alternatives is too long to be displayed e.g. if you want respondents to select which country they are from. Instead of displaying all the options, you can simply add them in a dropdown menu.
How do I customize my Dropdown?
As you can see you have a selection of options for your Dropdown on top of the dialogue box. Let’s take a quick look at what these do, as well as the basics.
Firstly, add the question title, and some answer alternatives. Double-click the top row to add the question, and then start adding your answer alternatives. Jump between the options by using the Tap-key on your keyboard.
Use the Add Row button to add more rows. The rows do not have to be in the correct order when added, you can move them around ass you wish later. Grab the spotted square on the left side of the alternative and drop it where you want it.
The keen eye will also notice the remove option, as well as the icon for logic next to each answer alternative. Read more about logic here.
Note: We advise you not to delete answer alternatives after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.
Required is used if you want the response of this question to be mandatory. This means that the respondents need to answer the question to proceed to the next page or your survey.
Random order is used if you want all response alternatives to be presented in a random order.
Add many will give you the possibility to add large quantities of response alternatives by copying and pasting them from an Excel list or text document. To use this, click Add many and then paste all response options to the textbox, with a line break between the options.
Save as will give you the option to change question type. You can use this option for radio buttons, checkboxes and drop-down menus. Note: We advise you not to use Save as after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.
When you are satisfied with your settings, click Save and preview your page to check that everything is the way that you wanted it to be.
How does the Dropdown look for the respondent in the survey?