Multiple textbox question with NA option

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4 years 11 months ago #142975 by kko
Hi, I need to add a question to LimeSurvey that allows users to enter up to 5 responses.

Question example: please list some of the music bands that you enjoy.

So, I decided to use "Multiple Short Text" question type and it works great. I've added 5 options with the same label "Enter text"

But in my example I want to add a checkbox "NA" at the bottom if they do not want to type-in any answers.

I have a requirement to have at least one of the fields populated OR NA checkbox checked.
Example:
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
[_] NA

I know that I can set Mandatory "No" but this is a specific requirement that I need to follow.

Thanks a lot!
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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #142991 by tpartner
The simplest solution would be to insert a preceding question "Do you have any bands to list?" and place corresponding conditions/relevance on the multiple-text question.

Cheers,
Tony Partner

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Last edit: 4 years 11 months ago by tpartner.
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4 years 11 months ago #143003 by jelo
Or placing a question with just one checkbox after your question.
If checkbox is checked the question above is hidden via relevance/condition "Only show if box is not checked".
I find Tpartner's solution more elegant, but sometimes it saves time to no have to ask another question with text.

To make two question look like one question it would be nice to have a feature which removes the space between two question.
"11773: Remove / Reduce space between two questions (when doing workarounds)"
bugs.limesurvey.org/view.php?id=11773

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users
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4 years 11 months ago #143004 by tpartner

To make two question look like one question it would be nice to have a feature which removes the space between two question.
"11773: Remove / Reduce space between two questions (when doing workarounds)"

That could be done with a small jQuery plugin and a little CSS. What LS version and base template do you normally use?

Cheers,
Tony Partner

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4 years 11 months ago #143015 by jelo

That could be done with a small jQuery plugin and a little CSS. What LS version and base template do you normally use?

Personally I currently only use LS 2.06LTS with default template modified. Had the hope that after the html cleanup this feature request will be doable in LS 2.5 without too much hassle. But since you asked for template it seems to be depending on that choice too.

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users
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4 years 11 months ago #143024 by tpartner
1) Place this function in template.js, it will add classes to the questions to be aggregated so we can target them with CSS.
// A function to add classes to "aggregated" questions
function aggregateQuestions(q1ID) { 
	$('#question'+q1ID).addClass('aggregated-1');
	$('#question'+q1ID).nextAll('div[id^="question"]:eq(0)').addClass('aggregated-2');
}

2) Place something like this in template.css (this is for the 2.06 default template):
.aggregated-1 .question-wrapper {
	margin-bottom: 0;
}
 
.aggregated-1 .answer {
	padding-bottom: 0;
}
 
.aggregated-2 .answer {
	padding-top: 0;
}
 
.aggregated-2 .questiontext {
	display: none;
}

3) Call the function in the source of the first question text like this:
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">		
	$(document).ready(function() {	
		aggregateQuestions({QID});
	});
</script>

Cheers,
Tony Partner

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4 years 11 months ago #143030 by jelo
Thanks for the workaround. Will give it a try.

The feature request should be template agnostic which should be possible when doing it before rendering.
Or did I miss something important and the idea is silly?

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users
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4 years 11 months ago #143046 by tpartner
I'm not sure the feature could be totally independent of templates as some CSS rules are required and those would necessarily be in the template.

Perhaps it would be as simple as allowing the assignment of specific class(es) to the questions. Similar to how Joomla allows a "Page Class" or "Module Class Suffix". Then you could target those classes as I have done in the workaround.

Cheers,
Tony Partner

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