A text input field for a detailed response that requires multiple lines, such as descriptions or comments. You can control the size of the field by adjusting the number of lines setting in the Advanced Options.
- In the Form Fields panel (left-hand side), click and drag the Long Answer field onto your form.
- Enter the question or name.
- (Optional) Tick if answering this question is compulsory.
- Save & Close.
Show advanced options
Advanced options provide additional controls and functionality as explained in the table below.
|Option||Tick this if you want to…|
|Question (Label)||Show a different field label (instead of the field name) on the form.|
When a Question (Label) is specified, it will override the Question (Name) on your form.
For example, you may want to:
|Hide the question (only show the answer box)||Only show the input field (without the question/name).|
|Default answer||Prefill the field with a default answer.|
Field short-codes can also be used to prefill dynamic values directly from responses in other fields within the form.
|Placeholder||Provide an example of a response or required format to guide form users. The placeholder text will disappear when a value is typed in.|
|Further instructions||Add some informative text just below the field.|
|By default how many lines high should the answer box be||Adjust the size of the text field to allow more or less lines of text. Default setting is three lines.|
|Min. allowed characters||Run a validation check to ensure a minimum number of characters is entered when a form user submits the form, or proceeds to the next page.|
For example, you may want to set up a validation to ensure mobile numbers have 10 numeric characters.
|Max. allowed characters||Run a validation check to ensure a maximum number of characters is entered when a form user submits the form, or proceeds to the next page.|
|Read-only – don’t allow entry into this field||Lock a field to prevent form users from modifying a pre-defined field value. |
For example, you may have a default answer such as ‘today’s date’ or ‘customer ID’ that is pre-filled on the form and you don’t want form users to change it.
|Hidden – don’t show this field on the online form||Hide a field to prevent form users from modifying a pre-defined field value. |
For example, you may have a default answer such as ‘today’s date’ or ‘customer ID’ that is pre-filled on the form and you don’t want form users to see it.
|Show /hide this field with conditional logic||Hide this field until certain conditions/responses in other fields are met. |
To learn more, see Show/hide fields based on conditions.