Calendar question

Calendar question is used for enabling the users to select a date from a calendar layout. For example, you can use calendar question to ask respondents to enter date of birth/wedding anniversary.

How do I add a calendar question?

  • Go to: Login » Surveys (select a survey) » Edit » Workspace
  • Click on the add question button.
  • Under basic question types » basic matrix, click on calendar question.
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  • Calendar question will appear on your survey.
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  • Validation: By default, validation option is turned off. Respondents can skip and move ahead in the survey without answering the question. You can enable validation if you don't want to allow respondents to skip this question. By enabling validation option you can see a drop-down with options - force response and request response.

    Force response option makes a question mandatory/required, as shown in the above image. The respondents cannot finish survey without answering a mandatory question. For calendar question, additional validation options appear when you select force response. These options allow you to restrict respondents from selecting date other than the dates that you specify. Click here to know more details.

    When you select request response, the respondent gets a pop-up in case a question is not answered, requesting to answer the question or continue survey without answering.

Settings options for calendar question

You can customize the date and time question as per your requirements. On the date and time question, click on settings. Here, you will see the following options to customize date and time question:

  • Default to today's date: You can switch on the toggle to set the default date as "today" i.e., the current date.
  • Select date format: You can set the date format from the formats available in the drop-down.
    • MM/DD/YYYY
    • DD/MM/YYYY
    • Month DD, YYYY (December 31, 2019)
  • Year range: You can define the "from" year and "to" year to set the range of years that you want to display in the calendar.


This feature is available with the following licenses:

Free, Professional, Corporate, Team and Enterprise

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