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Form: Add a question with a checkbox list

If you want to give your visitors the option to answer one question from many, then the Checkbox list block is a good solution.

Gareth Burroughes avatar
Written by Gareth Burroughes
Updated over a week ago

The Checkbox list block shows a question with all your answer options displayed as check boxes.

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Before you start

Things you need to know:


1. Add a Checkbox list block

  1. Expand the Form block menu, then drag the Checkbox list block onto the EasyEditor canvas.

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  2. On the Checkbox list block, double-click Type question here and enter your own question.

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2. Edit the block settings

  1. Select the block to open the Settings menu.

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  2. If an answer is required, select the Required answer check box. Then enter your required answer message into the text box.

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  3. If you want to add an Other option, select the Allow other check box.

Autocomplete options

Autocomplete provides automated assistance to contacts entering form field values.

If you selected the Allow other check box you can choose to enable or disable autocomplete for other answers in your form block.

To edit your form block's autocomplete settings:

  1. Select the form block.

  2. Select the Settings tab.

  3. Expand the Autocomplete drop-down menu and choose one of the following options:

    1. On
      By default, autocomplete is set to On. This means the browser makes an educated guess and autocompletes the field based on the information it has when a contact enters their answer.

    2. Off
      This prevents the browser from autocompleting the form field.


3. Add multiple choice check box options

You can choose either predefined options or create your own custom ones.

Pre-defined list

The predefined options let you create popular multiple-choice options quickly. You can choose pre-defined options for:

  • Age groups

  • Cities in the UK

  • Counties in the UK

  • Countries in the World

  • Days

  • Duration

  • Frequency

  • Months

  • Strongly disagree to Strongly agree

  • Timezones

  • US states

To add predefined options to your drop-down menu:

  1. Select the block to open the Settings menu.

  2. From the Settings menu, select Choose a predefined list.

  3. From the Choose a predefined list side-panel, expand the Choose a list drop-down menu.

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  4. Select the predefined list you want to use.

  5. Select Apply.

  6. If you want to add a default option, in the settings menu, expand the Default selection drop-down menu and choose a default option.

Create a custom list

Sometimes you might need a list that isn’t in the predefined options. To create your own custom list:

  1. On the Checkbox list block, select the first item.

  2. Enter the text for your item.

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  3. To add additional items, select Click to add item and enter another option.

    If you need to remove an item, select the X next to the item.


4. Assign data fields to multiple choice check box options

You can assign a data field to individual answers in a checkbox list, which is a great way to gather multiple answers with the corresponding data fields from your contacts. Learn how in Assign data fields to your form blocks.

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