Short Open End (VARIABLE)

A short/controlled VARIABLE question is a controlled length open-ended response question. These types of questions are used for shorter open ends like name, address, city and state. A minimum length of 0 is allowed so the respondent can bypass the question. The maximum length is 78 characters.

As listed within the console, the variable subtypes are:

Type Description
(B) BLANK_OK  Allows the respondent to advance through the question without entering any data.
(H) GET_FROM_HTML_VARIABLE                                                                                                                                          Hides the question from the respondent (advanced).
(E) EMAIL_CHECK Allows email address entry checking for the proper email syntax including an ”@” and a ”.”.
(L) ALPHABETIC_ONLY Allows alphabetic letters (A-Z) only. No numbers or special characters are allowed.
(N) NUMERIC_ONLY Allows numeric responses only.
(P) PHONE_NUMBER_FORMAT This subtype allows the respondent to enter a phone number with parenthesis and dashes. These “extra” characters will be stripped and only the true phone number will be added to the data.
  1. Click on the Add Questions tab
  2. Select where to insert your question from the drop down menu on the bottom left corner of the screen
  3. Click the “Go” button
  4. Select Short Open End from the Type drop down menu
  5. Enter a Label up to 30 alpha-numeric characters beginning with a letter
    1. Labels are required and must be unique
  6. Enter question text in the Text box (Required)
    1. You can add HTML to the question text
    2. Click Start Highlighting
    3. Highlight the text that you want to add html to
    4. A menu will display to choose the type of html to add
    5. Click the “Save” button
    6. Click Stop Highlighting when all html has been added
    7. Click the “Clear HTML” button if you want to clear it
  7. Choose a question subtype from the drop down menu
  8. Specify the minimum and maximum number of characters the respondent will be allowed to enter
  9. The default is 0-70
  10. The maximum allowed is 78 characters
  11. Click the “Update Question Details” button to save your question