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Multiple answer

For questions with more than one option

The Multiple answer component allows for the selection of more than one choice from a list of options. For example you may want to know which type of music a person likes and provide a list. Let's say the list contains ‘Blues, Rock, Pop, Folk, Jazz and Classical’. The Multiple answer component allows them to select more than one option. A music lover might even want to select them all.

The Single answer and Dropdown components can be used for short and longer lists but allow for only one option to be selected by the person being interviewed.

How can I modify the component to suit my requirements?

This is how the component will look once the administrator has dragged and dropped it into a new form.

By hovering over ‘Multiple answers’, the pencil icon will appear allowing you to insert the question for the choices provided.

By hovering over the ‘New option’ fields you can set up the relevant choice options for the data required by clicking on the pencil icon. You will also see an icon for adding an image from the gallery and a ‘delete’ icon should you wish to remove the choice option.

You can easily create more choice options for the interviewees by clicking on ‘+Add answer’ and go through the same process.

When you click on Modify multiple answers you can separate the options with a new line. Modifying multiple answers is very helpful when you have a longer list of the answers or if you need to copy the options from one question to another.

You can see three checkboxes at the bottom right of the component

Set Values: allows you to set a numeric value within the individual answer option for calculation. Find out more about this option on the calculate help page.

Skip Logic: Allows for setting Skip logic

Required:  Checkbox ‘Required’ lets the responder know that the question must be answered.If the Responder leaves the question without an answer, and presses Finish, the error appears and the response cannot be finished until the question is answered.

Multiple answer component used in a Music survey.

This is how our ‘Music’ question example might look like depending on the administrators requirements.

In this example Skip logic has been applied. Should you choose blues or classical, the person can then be asked who their favourite artists or composers might be.

Data collection by the responder 

Here is how it might look for your responder on the app once the interviewee has given their choices.  


The Multiple answer component is very easy to use both for the administrator creating the form and the responder collecting data on the ground. You can also learn the full list of the components and their uses within the NestForms app.