Field Types

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Paperform provides Rank fields for your forms, allowing respondents to rank a list of options in an order they see fit.

A styled example of how a rank field may look on your form.

You can add a new Ranking field to your form in one of two ways.

Using slash commands

  1. Select the blank line in the editor where you want the field to be.

  2. Type /rank.

  3. Either select the Rank type from the list or press Enter.

  4. Fill in your desired details (title, description).

  5. Select Configure to the right of the question to configure details, such as conditional logic.

    Gif showing how to insert a rank field using slash commands.

Without using slash commands

  1. Select the blank line in the editor where you want the field to be.

  2. Choose the Add Questions icon to the left of the line to insert a field.

  3. Choose Rank as the type using the dropdown type options.

  4. Fill in your desired details (title, description).

  5. Select Configure to the right of the question to configure details, such as logic.

    Gif showing how to insert a rank field without using slash commands.

How do respondents answer this type of field?

Your respondents have two methods of answering Rank fields, these are listed below:

  • Drag and Drop

Using the drag handle on the right-hand side of each selected option, respondents can simply drag each option to their desired rank position.

  • Number Dropdown

Using the number dropdown on the left-hand side of each selected option, respondents can manually select the rank position of each option. This is especially useful for large lists of options.

Options

Type of rank field

  • Rank all the items

This option requires the respondent to rank all of the available options provided in the field.

Gif showing how a respondent may answer a Rank field when "Rank all the items" is enabled.

When Rank all the items is disabled, this allows the respondent to select from the list of options provided, and then rank those individual options instead of the full list. This can be useful for cases where not all of the options apply to every respondent.

Gif showing how a respondent may answer a Rank field when "Rank All Options" is disabled.

The options listed below are also available when this option is disabled:

  • Minimum number of answers

The minimum number of options a respondent must select for the form to be submitted.

  • Maximum number of answers

The maximum number of options a respondent can select for the form to be submitted.

An image showing the input fields for "Minimum number of answers" and "Maximum number of answers" in the field configuration window.

Default answer

You can set a default answer for your field by using the demonstration field provided. To remove any selected default answers, simply click the Remove Default Answer button appearing at the bottom of the field.

Gif showing how to set-up and remove default answers from a Rank field.

Gotchas

  • You can use a maximum of 20 options per Ranking question.