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Button Multi-Select Grid Question

1:  About the Button (Multi-Select) Grid Question

The button select grid (multi-select) element utilizes a multi-select form and must contain buttons, or buttons, rows and/or column legend text. This element does not utilize flash.

Examples of this question are displayed below in a table.

Example (buttons as text):

Example (buttons as text with rows):

Example (buttons as images with column legends):

Notes & Considerations:

  • The button select grid question is mobile compatible.
  • Matches familiar real-world usage (e.g., ATM machines) that most respondents are familiar with. Selecting answers requires very little effort because of the large hit area. This significantly reduces both cognitive and kinematic load (click fatigue).
  • This question uses a traditional answer grid (i.e., table), therefore usability will degrade as the number of columns in a question increases.
  • Click here to learn how to customize the button select grid element.

Learn more: Button Select Concepts

2:  Adding a Button (Multi-Select) Grid Element

Note: You can set the "Show" filter to display only elements that are compatible or optimized for the devices allowed for your project. Click here to learn how to how verify your project settings.

To insert a button select grid (multi-select) element, add a new survey element, select the "Dynamic" tab and choose "Button Multi-Select Grid. Then click "Insert".

A button select grid (multi-select) element opens in the survey builder and a corresponding icon displays in the element tree. Enter question text and instructions.

2.1  Adding Rows

Click "+ New Row" to add a new row and enter the row text. 

2.2:  Adding Buttons

Click "+ New Button" to add each new button, and enter the answer option in the text field.  Optionally, add column legend text for a button and the text appears above the button for the respondent.

3:  Style Settings

To configure the display settings for the button select grid (multi-select) element, click the "Style: Button Select Grid" link.

The "Question Display Options" window opens. Hover over a display option and review the descriptions and limitations provided on the right. Click "Save and Preview" to preview the settings. Once you are satisfied with the style options settings, click "Save and Close".

4:  Question Options

The options available are located on the right side of the screen. You can set rules for the entire question by clicking near the question text or set rules for individual rows or columns by clicking on the row or column you wish to edit. The option section will show the question, row or column text, label and type you have selected to edit.

4.1:  General Options

Each of the following options, when altered, affect all attributes within the button select grid (multi-select) element.

  • Label: The label assigned to the element. You may edit the default label for the element here.
  • Type: Displays the element type. You may change the element type to multi-select, number, select or text.
  • Show If: Allows you to create new logic conditions or select an existing logic condition for the element. For more information, click here.
  • Languages: Select what languages the element will show if the survey has multiple languages. The default is "all languages".
  • Min Answers: This option allows you to define the minimum number of answers the respondent must select for each row in order to complete the question.
  • Max Answers:  This option allows you to define the maximum number of answers the respondent may select for each row.
  • Randomize: Items can be randomized by rows, columns, or both. To watch a video tutorial, click here.
  • Randomize Groups: This option is available if there are row groups. When checked, this option will randomize the groups.
  • More options: Use the dropdown menu to select less commonly used options. Once selected, you will be able to specify the setting for that option. For more information on each option, click here.
  • Raw Options: If you prefer to manually enter the XML options, use the "Raw Options" dialog. This is useful for copying and pasting options between survey elements.
  • Raw Validate: If you prefer to manually enter validation code, use the "raw validate" dialog. Click here for an example on using the "Raw Validate" option.

4.2:  Row Options

These options provide attributes to apply to the selected row.

  • Label: The label assigned to the row. You may edit the default label for the row here.
  • Data Value: The value assigned to the row in the data. You may edit the default value for the row here if the option is available.
  • Show If: Allows you to create new logic conditions or select an existing logic condition for the row. For more information, click here.
  • Languages: Select what languages the row will show in if the survey has multiple languages. The default is "all languages".
  • Do Not Randomize: This option is only available if the "randomize" general option is selected. Checking this box will force the line to remain stationary. To watch a video tutorial, click here.
  • Optional: This option is only available if the "mandatory" general option is selected. When checked it will allow for the row to become optional and non-mandatory.
  • Exclusive: When checked this option will make the row exclusive. The respondent will not be able to select the "exclusive" row with any other options in the row.
  • Hidden: This option will hide the row from respondents.
  • No Answer: If checked, the respondent will not be able to select the row with any other row or column (if the question is 2-dimensional). It is primarily used if there is a "Don't know" or "None of these" answer choice in the question.
  • More Options: Use the dropdown menu to select less commonly used options. Once selected, you will be able to specify the setting for that option. For more information on each option, click here.
  • Raw Options: If you prefer to manually enter the XML options, use the "raw options" dialogue. This is useful for copying and pasting options between survey elements.

4.3:  Column Options

These options provide attributes to apply to the selected column (i.e. buttons).

  • Label: The label assigned to the column. You may edit the default label for the column here.
  • Data Value: The value assigned to the column in the data. You may edit the default value for the column here if the option is available.
  • Show If: Allows you to create a new logic condition or select an existing logic condition for the column. For more information, click here.
  • Languages: Select what languages the column will show in if the survey has multiple languages. The default is "all languages".
  • Do Not Randomize: This option is only available if the "randomize" general option is selected. Checking this box will force the line to remain stationary.
  • Optional: This option is only available if the "mandatory" general option is selected. When checked it will allow for the column to become optional and non-mandatory.
  • Exclusive: When checked this option will make the column exclusive. The respondent will not be able to select the "exclusive" column with any other options in the column.
  • Hidden: This option will hide the column from respondents.
  • More Options: Use the drop down menu to select less commonly used options. Once selected, you will be able to specify the setting for that option. For more information on each option, click here.
  • Raw Options: If you prefer to manually enter the XML options, use the "raw options" dialogue. This is useful for copying and pasting options between survey elements.
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