Making a question required - Validation

You can use validation to force respondents to answer a question or request that they consider answering a question before they proceed to the next page. When validations are not enabled, respondents can continue to the next page without answering a question. If respondents go through all the pages in the survey without selecting answers, the response is still considered as complete.

There are two types of validation, Force response and Request response. By default validations are turned off, you can enable them for individual questions or in bulk using.

How to make a question required (validated)?

You can enable validation by going to each question in your survey and turning on Validation.

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Force Response

This option forces respondents to answer the question before they can proceed to the next page of the survey. If they try to proceed without answering the question, they will see a message letting them know they must answer the question to proceed.

Force response questions are marked with an asterix sign (*)

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How to force response for a question?

  • Select the question
  • Turn on Validation » Force Response.
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Request Response

This option will remind respondents to answer a question if they have skipped it so that the respondent can go back and answer the question before they proceed to the next page.

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How to request response for a question

  • Select the question
  • Turn on Validation » Request Response.
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Can I customize the validation prompts?

No, currently, we do not allow the customization of validation prompts. However, you can set the default validation message from the Settings section.

Can I edit questions in bulk to make them all required to be answered?

You can make multiple questions required, in bulk, from Compact View: Go to:

    • Login »  Surveys »  Edit
  • Go to Tools » Compact View
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  • Select the questions you wish to mark required, and click on Update Selected Questions
  • Add/Remove Validation
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License

This feature/tools described here are available with the following license(s) :

Free License and above

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