Typeahead Form

Typeahead Form

This feature is included in the Enterprise plan only.

A Typeahead Form question is perfect when you have many answers which you want the respondent to choose from. The respondent can search the list by typing the first letters of the word and the corresponding answers will appear. The Typeahead Form has an added benefit over the Typeahead Autosuggest as you can upload extra information which will be automatically filled in when the respondent chooses the answer from the first field.

An example will make this clearer. If you are going to use the application during an employee event, you can use this question type to ask respondents to select their names from the list. Automatically when they choose their name, other details such as their department or role will be picked up and filled in.

A great time-saver for respondents! And for you - you won't have to search through and cross-reference data later... so let's see how to create this question type. Log in and follow the steps below!

1 Add a Typeahead Form question

In the Questions tab, click the button ? Questions.

Typeahead form add question button

Select Typeahead Form and click +.

Select Typeahead form and add

Great! You added your question, now let's see how to change the general question settings, edit the question and upload answers.

Typeahead form change general settings

2 Change the general question settings

Typeahead form change general question settings

  1. Hide/show the question settings.
  2. Change the question order.
  3. Change question type.
  4. Make the question active/inactive.
  5. Lock/unlock the question to be edited by other team members.
  6. Copy, Delete, or Preview that particular question.

3 Edit the question

Typeahead form edit question

  1. Add your question here. Use the rich text editor icons to make your text bigger, add emojis or video, change the alignment, and more!
  2. Click Add media or Add YouTube video to upload images or videos to make your questionnaire more entertaining. The image or video will be displayed above your question. The file needs to be under 2MB. To add a YouTube video, paste a YouTube link after you've clicked the Add YouTube video button.
  3. Make the question mandatory - toggle the button to require respondents to answer the question before moving to the next question.
  4. Add a question tag - turn this feature to add a tag to your question that you can reference in your survey or PDF.

4 Upload answers

Create a CSV file with the column names along the top row, and the details you want to upload for each respondent in the rows underneath. Here is an example:

Typeahead form excel answer file

When you have made your file in Excel, save it as a CSV file. Read more details about saving as CSV.

Now we'll upload the file we have just created. Click Upload answers and select the file you have just created. Use the text box to tell respondents what they need to do, e.g., choose your name from the list below.

Typeahead form upload answers button

Tip: The top row with the column names is automatically detected and you can edit the titles in the text box that comes up once you have uploaded the answer file.

Typeahead form uploaded answers

This is how your question would look:

Typeahead form example

Don't forget you can also add a text box to specify or leave an extra comment if you want to ask respondents to give more information.

Typeahead form add comment box

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