Input Box Question Type

The Single Textbox question allows you to collect short open-ended answers from respondents. You can also validate the question to require answers in a specific format.

When to Use It

If you want to gather any type of open ended response. Best used when answers will vary greatly and can't be predefined.

Options and Settings

For this question you can choose the following:

  • Require an answer (can not proceed until answered)
  • Format as text
  • Format as number


  • Text questions display word count and most common words in a word cloud. Number validation shows the maximum and minimum numbers, the standard deviation, and the sum of responses.
  • Date validation will show the earliest, latest, most common, and average date.
  • You can filter results by what values the user entered for this question type.