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Allow users to quickly select answers using a stepper/slider control with predetermined ranges and intervals. This is useful when the expected answer exists in a predictable range or on a set interval, such as a cost range, temperature, or time.
Examples of both question types on an iOS device is shown below:
In the Form Builder, the Stepper and Slider question types appear as shown below. We have used a Stepper question to demonstrate:
The Question Edit screen for the Stepper and Slider question types has three tabs: General, Properties, and Help Options. This article will go through each of the tabs.
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.
Data Types are the kind of information your mobile users will be putting into these questions. Setting a data type forces users to enter the kind of information you want in the correct format. This also ensures that the entered data can be used elsewhere in your business process, whether that's by other questions in the form, or in a data destination.
The Stepper and Slider question types support the following data types:
Restrictions control how your mobile users interact with a question. They can be set on the question itself, or controlled by Conditional Logic.
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Stepper and Slider questions cannot be Required, because there is always a value entered -- i.e., the question is always answered. If a Default Value is not specified in Properties, the initial answer will be set to 0.
Properties allow you to set up your question in various ways. Question Properties change depending on the data type chosen.
Answer Exceptions and Additional Comments
Answer Exceptions are used to categorize problems identified during the course of a field technician's work as the user completes a form. For example, if configured on an Inspection form, if a user shifts a Temperature slider to one extreme or another, ProntoForms could show a warning containing information on what kind of protective equipment might be needed for that weather.
For more information on setting up Answer Exceptions, please read: Answer Exceptions
Additional Comments are useful for when certain answers from a user require further information, like a comment or reason. Using the same example as above, if a user adds an excessive number of parts to an Invoice form, a comment could be useful to provide additional details on why that number of parts is necessary.
For more information on configuring Additional Comments on questions, please read: Additional Comments on Questions
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