Answer Types

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Descriptions of the Answer Types

These are the available options for the Answer Type column.

Answer Type Description
Text Use this for short descriptions
Multiple Options Use this where one or more choices need to be selected.
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter comma-separated values.
Select Use this for dropdown menus.
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter comma-separated values.
Email Use this for email addresses.
Numeric Use this for numbers only.
Date Use this to capture dates.
Time Use this to capture time.
Barcode Scan / NFC Tag Use this to capture single barcode scans or NFC taps.
Multiple Barcode Scan / NFC Tag Use this to capture multiple barcode scans or NFC taps in one field.
Autocomplete Google Sheets Use this when you want a searchable dropdown, with the searchable options coming from a Google spreadsheet. This is useful when the options are many, and may change from time to time. See guidelines
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter the “Shareable URL” from the Google Sheets. In the Questions section, enter the name/title/header from row 1. Also ensure that the Google Sheet file is published to the web ( File > Publish To The Web > Publish).
Autocomplete Custom URL Use this when you want a searchable dropdown, with the searchable options coming from a CSV file or a JSON document. This is useful when the options are many. See guidelines
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter the URL for the CSV or JSON file. In the Questions section, if using a CSV file, enter the name/title/header from row 1; if using JSON, enter the key.
CSV files can be uploaded on the Documents page. Once uploaded, reload the Documents page the copy the URL of the specific file from the Actions column (click on the “copy” icon).
CSV Search Use this when you want a CSV file to be searched for a specific value. When the value is found, the matching row will be fetched, then when filling in a form on the web or smartphone app, the same matching fields on the form will be auto-filled. See guidelines

For any form field that you want to be populated automatically, ensure it has the same name as the header (row 1), in the CSV file.
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter the URL for the CSV file. In the Questions section, enter the name/title/header from row 1 that will be used for the search.
CSV files can be uploaded on the Documents page. Once uploaded, reload the Documents page the copy the URL of the specific file from the Actions column (click on the “copy” icon).
Google Sheets can be used to. If using it, enter Google Sheet’s “Shareable URL”, and also ensure that the Google Sheet file is published to the web ( File > Publish To The Web > Publish)
Autocomplete Use this for simple searchable dropdown menus.
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter comma-separated values.
Addition Field Use this for adding two or more fields together. See guidelines
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter comma-separated names of the fields to be added together. The name of the fields should have the answer type -numeric.
Deduction Field Use this for substracting two fields together. See guidelines
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter comma-separated names of the fields to be substracted. The name of the fields should have the answer type -numeric.
Multiplication Field Use this for multiplying two or more fields together. See guidelines
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter comma-separated names of the fields to be multiplied together. The name of the fields should have the answer type -numeric.
Division Field Use this for dividing two fields together. See guidelines
On the Data Capture spreadsheet, in the Options section, enter comma-separated names of the fields to be divided together. The name of the fields should have the answer type -numeric.
Signature Use this field for capturing signatures.
Hidden Use this field for questions that are not visible. In the Options field, enter the answer required.
what3words what3words is a service that enables one to find precise locations using just three dictionary words. For example, “pasta.shrimp.inches“.
These three words can be used to find the exact location of an assets, inventory or a delivery address.
what3words have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address that will never change. When using the smartphone app, the captured GPS coordinates can be converted into three dictionary words.
Address Use this field to search and capture the address of a location. Location details are retreived from Google.
Attributes Use this field to capture a set of data that are related such as a product variant, version, etc. See guidelines.
Images Use this field to capture multiple images.
Audio Use this field to capture short audio recording.
Video Use this field to capture short video recording.