V2 Question Type: Single Checkbox

 

About

Single checkbox questions are usually Yes/No or On/Off questions. They appear in mobile forms as a single checkbox. They can be used to accept Terms of Agreement or questions following the convention of, "Check here if..."

Tip for Form Designers:
  • Checkboxes should be used when it's really clear what the answer is when the box isn't checked. For example, it's obvious that when the question says, "I accept the terms of service", not checking the box means, "I don't accept."
  • If there is not a clear, single answer to the question being unchecked, consider using a Button Group.
    • A common example of this is in Inspection forms, where "checked" means "this item is done/approved", while unchecked can mean "This item failed" or "This question is not applicable". In this case, a required Button Group question with Pass, Fail, and Not Applicable will be much clearer.

An example of a single checkbox question on an iOS device is shown below:

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Form Builder

In the Form Builder, the single checkbox question appears as shown below:
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The Question Edit screen for the single checkbox question type has three tabs: General, Properties, and Help Options. This article will go through each of the tabs.

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General

Unique ID 

The Unique ID is the reference for the question. For more information on Unique IDs, read: Overview: Unique IDs. It can either be auto-generated based on the question text, or customized.

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Restrictions

Restrictions control how your mobile users interact with a question. They can be set on the question itself, or controlled by Conditional Logic.

  Required Read-Only Hidden on Device Hidden in Reports
Single Checkbox ✘*

* Checkboxes cannot be Required, because "not checked" is a valid answer, but is identical to an "unanswered" state. If the question must be Required, try using a Button Group.

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Properties

The Single Checkbox question type allows you to set a default value of Checked or Not Checked.

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Help Options

Adding "Help" content to forms gives mobile users access to support and other resources out in the field.  Help content is available to users through a button embedded beside a question.  Any question in the form can include a link to Youtube videos, web pages, or HTML-formatted work instructions. 

For more information on Help Content, please read: V2 Forms: Adding Help Content to Questions

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