Have you ever taken a survey or completed a web form where you have a drop-down table with a r-e-a-l-l-y long list and you have to scroll endlessly to find the correct answer without any way to filter or search?
Yeah, we have too. They’re crazy-making and even more importantly, cause their share of survey dropouts!
Introducing the new, autocomplete-enabled lookup table question type!
One of the most useful features of this new question type is the autocomplete feature – once the respondent begins typing, the list will filter out answers that don’t match the text.
Imagine being able to type in the first few letters of a car model and select from choices that closely match the criteria. This would also work well for a long part number, an answer the respondent wasn’t sure how to spell such as the name of their government representative, etc. — the options are just about limitless.
But what if they don’t find what they’re looking for in the drop-down list? No problem – it also allows for free-form answers.
Benefits of the lookup question:
- Faster data entry, easier for survey takers
- Suggests answers but accepts open responses
- Great alternative to forced drop-down choices
If you’d like additional information, here’s the help file.