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Adding Numeric Questions

To add a numeric question to your assessment, start by entering the Assessment Generator editor.

First, select the “Edit” link in the menu underneath your assessment.

Edit assessment

Then click on the Questions tab at the top of the page.

Questions Tab

Create a Numeric Question

To add a question for our assessment, click on the “Add Question” button.

A window pops up so you can choose the type of question to add.

select question type

There are 6 options available for simple assessments and 7 options available for type-based assessments:

  1. Yes/No or True/False (“Binary”) question
  2. Scale Question
  3. Options (or Multiple Choice) Question
  4. Checkbox Question
  5. Narrative Question
  6. Numeric Entry Question
  7. Ranking Question (type-based only)

We’re going to create a “Numeric Entry” question, so we’ll select that option and click “OK”.

Enter Your Question

Enter your question in the editor window and adjust the styling as desired.

numeric question editor

You can also include an image, video, symbols, and/or tables with, or instead of, your text.

Add a Field Prompt

Next, you can set a field prompt for your numeric entry question.

Field Prompt

Whatever you enter as your field prompt will show up in your assessment on the line where your respondents will enter their answer to your question.

For example, if your question is “What is your current age (in years)?”, your field prompt might be something like “age”.

Then, the question will look like this in your assessment:

Field Prompt Example

Assign an Identifier

This is an optional field that enables you to reference the answer to a question.

Answer Identifier

This field could be used to display a respondent’s answer in the assessment results or you can use it to pass the answer through a webhook or Zapier integration to an outside application.
In our earlier example, we could set our identifier for our numeric question to be something like “respondent_age”.

Then, in the assessment results we could reference that answer like this:

You’ve indicated that you are currently ###respondent_age### years old.

The assessment results would then show the answer like this:

You’ve indicated that you are currently 39 years old.

If one is set for a question, it will appear on the Questions Page in the editor just to the upper left of that question:
numeric entry question example

Question Required Setting

Scroll down to see where you can require the user to answer the question.

If this box is unchecked, this question is optional and the user can proceed to the next question without answering it.

Question Enabled Setting

Next is the question enabled setting. Each question that you create will be enabled by default. You can choose to disable individual questions in your assessment by unchecking this box.

Question Enabled

Optional Notes Field

Finally, there’s an additional text window where you can add notes that will appear below the question.

Notes Field

This field is optional and exists to provide more flexibility when designing your assessment.

Save Your Question

When you click the “Save” button to store your question settings, you are returned to the question tab, where you can see your recently-added question.

Completed Numeric Entry Question Example

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