Collects text answers

This question type is used for collecting short or long text answers. Some common use cases are asking for the responder's first and last name or their feedback on a service.

The answer to the text question is stored as string data type.

Setting length expectations

By default, there will only be one input line shown as an answer to a text question. If you would like to increase the number of lines shown, you can enable Multiline? in the settings menu with the question selected and specify the minimum and maximum lines you would like the input box to have.

You can also limit the length of an answer by enabling Max length restriction? and choosing the number of characters or words you would like to restrict the answer to. Additionally, if you turn on the Show remaining count? option, you can show the responder how many characters or words they have remaining as they type.

Formatting answers

Adding words, symbols or numbers before and after the input field may help the responder anticipate the type of input expected from them. Similar to a number question, you can put in text in the Suffix? or Prefix? fields in the settings menu for a text question.

Allowing multiple answers

Enabling Allow multiple answers lets the respondent type more than text field as an answer to a question.