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Drop Down Box

Drop Down Box

This element creates a question and allows the user to select an answer from a drop down list. A typical result of a drop down box on a web page is:

Form builder module drop down screenshot

Drop Down Box Form Element

1. Drag and drop the Drop Down Box element into the appropriate location:

Drop down icon

2. Configure the element and click Define Question. The following view will be displayed:

Forms module drop down box element configuration screenshot

Ž3. Edit/configure:

Field 

Enter an appropriate question

Physical Width

Enter the width of the answer box in percentage of the screen.

Answer On a New Line

Check if required.

Must Select An Item

Check if required.

Summary Page Options

The summary page is a top level view of response which may be viewed by administrators. Select whether to include the data from this field in the summary page are a link or plain text. Alternatively the field may not be shown in this view.

Order Records By This Field

if required, check to allow the administrator to sort records by this field

Include in Keyword Search

If required, check to make the field searchable.

Provide as Search Option

If required, check to provide a dedicated search option for this field.

Show Key/Value Pair

If required, check to show both the field label and the data in the detail page.

4. Click Update Element.

5. Click Add Answers. The following view will be presented:

Forms element drop down box add answers screenshot

Answer

Enter an appropriate answer.

Default Answer?

if required, check to have the answer pre-selected.        

6. Click Save Answer after each answer. Once a list of appropriate answers has been created, click Complete.            

Change Answer               

Drop down list, Radio Buttons and Check Boxes are interchangeable. Click Element to reformat the question and answers to the appropriate option.        

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