Grid fields

Grids allow you to collect responses in a matrix, which are ideal for attitudinal or Likert scale questions (such as "how likely are you to use these services in the future"). Grid fields are only available in surveys, quizzes, and tutorials.

Example of a grid field


Display properties

  1. Short Name: a label for your question as it appears on the workpad and in your reports. This does not display on the public form or survey.
  2. Question Text: the text label that appears on your form or survey. Use this to provide instructions or ask a question.
  3. Row headers: this is where you can list the available categories for this field.
    • Rename an option using the text fields.
    • Click on the Add Row button to insert a new option.
    • Click on the Remove () icon next to an option to remove it.
  4. Column headers: this is where you can list the available options or ratings for this field.
    • Rename an option using the text fields.
    • Click on the Add Row button to insert a new option.
    • Click on the Remove () icon next to an option to remove it.
  5. Required: indicate whether or not this is a required field.
  6. Hidden: indicate whether or not to hide this field when the survey or form is loaded. A field rule can be used to unhide this based upon responses in another field.

Display properties for a grid field


Answer properties (quizzes & tutorials only)

  1. Answer: select the correct answer for each row of the grid.
  2. Require correct answer to continue?: select this option if a user must provide the correct answer in order to continue the quiz or tutorial.
  3. Display correct/wrong messages?: when this option is selected, text in the If Correct textarea will display when the user answers the question correctly, while text in the If Wrong textarea will display if the user answers the question incorrectly.

Example of answer properties for a grid 


Advanced Customization

  1. Group ID: field groups allow you to show or hide multiple fields at once using field rules.
    • To add a new group, click the Add Group button, give the group a name, and save.
    • Otherwise, choose an existing group from the dropdown menu.
  2. CSS: you can customize the appearance of this field by adding CSS code. Enter only the CSS properties (such as color: red;); do not add selectors or <style> tags.
  3. Reporting: choose whether or not you want the field to display in your form or survey's data report and how you want it to appear.
    • Width: enter how wide you want this field's column to display in your report's data table. Enter the number of pixels you want to use. To automatically size the column, enter 0 (zero) or leave the field blank.
    • Display this column in table?: select this option to include the field in your report's data table.
    • Allow wrap in table display?: select this option if you want to allow text in this column to wrap in your report's data table.

Example of advanced customization options for a grid 

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