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Select Multiple widget allows the selection of multiple answers from a multiple-choice list. Note that select multiple questions can be used inside a Questionnaire container to organize the questions in a tabular format.

When displayed on the mobile device, the Select Multiple question widget will look similar to the following:

Adding the Select Multiple widget is as simple as using a “drag and drop” motion to place on the form canvas. 

The Select Multiple question widget includes the following special properties that you can use to control the look and behavior of Select Multiple:

Caption text - Refers to the question caption as presented to the user. Think of this as the title for the question; it should be self-descriptive. We recommend no more than three words for optimal display on mobile devices.

Hint - Additional help for the question will be displayed; short clear sentences work best. Use 80 characters or less for optimal display on mobile devices. The maximum number of characters is 500, including spaces. The following HTML formatting tags are currently recognized:

Android: <br>, <i>, <b>, <u>, <font color="xxx">, <H1>, <H2>, <H3>, <H4>, <H5>, <P>, <a>, <div>;
iOS: <br>;
PDF reports: <br>, <font color="xxx">.

Data name - Represents the name of the data that will be displayed in column headings. This property is automatically filled in based on the Caption Text, but may be modified in the properties area. We recommend one or two word data names to keep column headings short. The maximum number of characters is 30. Spaces are not permitted in the Data Name field. 

Default value - The value of the field first presented to the user when they see the question. Unless the question is marked as “Read Only”, the mobile user will be able to change the value. This is very useful where the answer to a question is likely to repeat itself over and over. Setting a default value minimizes the work for mobile users. Note that repeating values can also be set on the mobile app using the “Remember Answer” option.

Read only - Determines whether or not this field can be edited. This is used in combination with a Default Value.

Required - Determines whether or not this field must be filled-in before continuing to the next question. On the mobile device, a form with an empty required field may be saved as “incomplete” but not as “complete” and hence cannot be sent to your website.

Options – Specifies the values of the multiple-choice answers. Each option includes an “answer name as presented to the user” and an “underlying value”. Underlying values can be descriptive, or alphanumeric codes of your choosing. Although spaces are permitted, it is best to use underscores. The maximum number of characters for “answer name” is 500, including spaces. The maximum number of characters for “underlying value” is 500. Spaces are not permitted in the “underlying value” field. 

Advanced - Clicking on the Advanced arrow will reveal “Relevance conditions” and “Skip conditions” properties that can be used of further control the behavior of your form using sophisticated logical statements. Please refer to http://support.doforms.com/hc/en-us/articles/200446034-Using-Relevance-Skip-Logic for more information on these properties. 

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    Andy McIntyre

    Is there a limit to the number of choices that you can put in? Is there any option to upload a list to allow for multiple selection like there is in lookup?
    I want to allow multiple selection but I want to be able to upload a large list of options. I am not seeing how to do this if it is possible.

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    Sheila DeMoss

    I'm interested in doing the same thing as Andy, but would like to have dollar values associated to each choice and be able to total the checked values.

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