What is it?

A dropdown box containing different options.

When should I use it?

When you need the customer to choose a single option from a list.

Example scenarios

'What is your title?' or 'What is your marital status?'.


Name Description
Question text The label shown next to the field
Answers Specify one or more options to display in the question
Include empty option If enabled, allows you to configure the text for an option which denotes no selection e.g. Please choose...
Required Does the question have to be answered?
Default answer The value to initially select
Help text Text displayed under the field to guide the customer as to what they should choose
Set input purpose Set an input purpose to assist browsers in autofilling the question. See Setting the input purpose of a question for more information on this setting
Show internally If enabled, this question will be shown on internal forms
Show publicly If enabled, this question will be shown on online forms

Ensuring valid HTML markup

The W3C Specification for HTML5 states

If a select element has a required attribute specified, does not have a multiple attribute specified, and has a display size of 1; and if the value of the first option element in the select element’s list of options (if any) is the empty string, and that option element’s parent node is the select element (and not an optgroup element), then that option is the select element’s placeholder label option.

Essentially this means that if you make a Dropdown question required, you MUST include an empty option.

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