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This element provides the user populating the Directory with the option to select the most appropriate answer(s) from a list of Checkboxes. For example:

Directory builder module checkboxes screenshot v7

Checkboxes element

1. Drag and drop the Checkboxes element into the appropriate location on the Directory:

Check boxes icon

2. Configure the element. The following view will be presented:

Directory builder configure checkboxes screenshot v7

3. Edit/configure:


Enter an appropriate question.


Select whether the question and answers are displayed in two separate columns, or whether the answers sit under the question as rows in a single column.


If required, check to make completion of the field mandatory.

Show in Detail Page       

Select whether this field is displayed when the full (i.e. detailed) database record is displayed. Useful if some fields need to be searchable but hidden from view.

Results View      

The Results View is a tabular display of matching records. The Administrator will determine which fields are listed in this view.


Select whether the field is displayed as a link to the full record, plain text or hidden from the Results View.


If required, check to make records orderable by this element.

Include Keyword Search 

If required, check to make the element 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 display the question and the answers when viewing an individual form response.

4 Click Answers tab. The following view will be presented:

Directory bulder configure check boxes 2 screenshot v7

Item Label

Enter an appropriate answer.


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

5. Click Add after each answer. Once a list of appropriate answers has been created, click Ok.            


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