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Adding Numeric Questions

A Numeric Question is a question answered with a number.

  • Numeric questions are not scored. These are used for collecting qualitative and demographic information from your respondents.
  • Answers to numeric questions can also be used in math calculations using merge codes.


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

Click on the “Add Question” button to add a question for your assessment.


A window pops up so you can choose the question format.


Select Numeric Entry Question

With Assessment Generator, you can ask questions in any of these different formats:

  • Binary: Answer by choosing one item from a set of opposites, such as Yes/No or True/False
  • Checkbox: Answer by checking a box or leaving it blank
  • Drop-down: Answer by selecting from a drop-down list
  • Narrative: Answer by typing free-form text (supports multiple sentences or paragraphs).
  • Numeric: Answer with a number
  • Options: Answer by choosing one item from a list (also known as Multiple Choice)
  • Ranking: Answer by arranging a list of items in order (Type and Multi-type Assessments only)
  • Scale: Answer by choosing a number on a scale, such as 1 to 5 or 1 to 10
  • Validation: Answer with text to be validated for proper date, email, or URL format

You can give scores to many question formats (binary, checkbox, options, ranking, or scale).

Some other formats (drop-down, narrative, numeric entry, and validated text entry) are not scored. These are better for collecting qualitative and demographic information from your respondents.

You can mix different types of questions in the same assessment.


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 answers 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 optional field enables you to reference the answer to a question.


Answer Identifier


This field could 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 set our numeric question identifier to be “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 will show the answer like this:

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

If an identifier is set for a question, it will appear on the Questions Page in the editor in the upper left above that question:
numeric entry question example


Question Required Setting


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




If this box is unchecked, this question is optional, and the respondent 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 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 “Questions” tab, where you can see your recently-added question.


Completed Numeric Entry Question Example


Please review the rest of our User Guide to learn more about our software.