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About Form Field Questions

The form field question provides respondents with multiple, separate text entry boxes. This format is most often used to gather contact information from respondents.

Form field question highlighted on the left side


The form field question has several variations that change the numbers and content of the form fields. You can access these variations under Form fields in the question editing pane.

Form fields highlighted on the left side, showing the possibility to modify number of fields or use the suggested form fields

Form Field Validation

Each text box in a form can have separate unique validation settings. Click the blue Click here to edit form fields text found below the text boxes to access these options. Once you’ve clicked on that, you’ll be able to view content validation options for each form field.
On the form field question, the validation drop down menu is opened, revealing additional validation options

Qtip: For additional question validation options, see validation.

Data Analysis

Once your responses have been collected, Qualtrics offers various methods to create reports both in and out of the platform. From the Reports tab, you can view aggregate data with pre-made reports as well as create your own. From the Data & Analysis tab, you can view and manipulate your survey responses on an individual basis.


There are two visualization types available for Form Field questions: Word Cloud and Paginated Table. For more information on these visualizations please visit the linked visualization support pages.

Downloaded Data Format

Each text entry box in your survey will be shown as a column in your downloaded data, with a row for each response. For form field questions, there are multiple text boxes and so there will be multiple columns.CSV data of text entry responses, all the exact text respondents entered