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How to configure the "Text" type question?

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Written by Aristotle
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This type of question allows you to capture information in text and number format. The answer bar only allows the collection of text and number data.

Here's a demo of how to set up this question:

This question is used in cases where only a text response is required, for example, when the name of someone is required, the detail of an activity or also when an answer with more characters is required, such as the description of an incident or the characteristics of a machinery. 

  • To add the question to your form and define its function:

1. Click the "+" button (blue color) or Add New Question in the lower-left corner.

2.In the new question, define:

  • Title: Define the question title. This field appears in the exported document.

  • Description: you can enter a description or explanation related to the question. This field appears only in the app, and does not appear in the exported document.

3. At the end of the question you will find the alternatives: Required and Multiline.

  • Required: you can define whether the question must be answered before proceeding to answer the form.

  • Validate: select if you need to configure the email or RUT (Chile) validator.

  • Skip questions: select if you want to configure conditional questions.

4. To save the question, click on the “Save” button.


Here is an overview of how this type of question is presented on the app:

📌 Validate E-mail option

It is also possible to validate emails, that is, it validates that the text entered corresponds to an email format (mail@test.com).

To do this, simply select the Validate > e-mail option:

In case the text entered does not correspond to the syntax of an e-mail, you will not be able to advance.

  • On the web, this type of question is presented like this:

  • In the app, this type of question is presented as follows:

📌 Validate RUT Option

One of the additional functions we offer in the text question is the validation of Chilean RUT numbers. This feature is especially useful for those who want to ensure that the entered RUT number follows the correct syntax, which is essential in the context of Chile.

When you use this function in the web version, you can also verify whether the entered RUT number is valid or not. However, it is important to note that this option is not yet available in our application.

On the web, this type of question is presented as follows:

IMPORTANT: On the web, validation of the existence of the RUT number will even be performed. In the application, this option is not yet available.

📌 Option to Validate Container ID

Container IDs, also known as BIC codes (Container Identification Code), are unique alphanumeric codes used to identify cargo containers in international maritime transport. Here's an explanation of how they work:

  1. Unique Identification: Each container has a unique ID composed of 11 alphanumeric characters. These codes are internationally standardized according to ISO 6346.

  2. Code Structure: The BIC code consists of four main parts:

    • Prefix: The first three characters indicate the owner and/or operator of the container.

    • Check Digit: The fourth character is a check digit that helps detect input errors.

    • Serial Number: The next six characters form the container's unique serial number.

    • Suffix: The last two characters can be letters that identify the container's size and type.

Example: HOYU7510136


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