Gathering numerical data is important, especially if you are working with different age groups and grade levels or need a head count from your applicant. This article will walk you through the process of adding or editing a number field in your form and all the options that are hidden underneath.
To begin, you need to be in the “Forms” section of your Settings.
Then you need to select the form you wish to edit or add to. Once inside your desired form, select the “number” field from the side menu.
The number field is generally used for questions that require number only responses (e.g. zip codes, membership numbers, grade, age, etc).
To edit the number field, select the new field and go to the other side menu to peruse the options: mandatory or optional, as input or dropdown, set a range, add field description, set placeholder information, or make it an admin only field (hidden from users).
You can change the field title by changing the “Label”. There are different font sizes and color choices available.
You decide if the field should be mandatory or not by clicking “On” or “Off”. You also decide if the number field should display as an input field (blank box) or as a dropdown (you’ll be asked for a minimum and maximum).
Adding a description will add a sub-text underneath the field. It is generally used to give the applicant more information about what you are asking, which hopefully means less calls for you!
Adding a place holder will display a text example to the applicant on the frontend.
Making a field an Admin Only field, hides it from your applicants on the frontend. It only becomes visible to your admins in the backend. Basically, it is an internal field that only your team will answer and use.
Remember to save all your choices, when you are done! Then test it to make sure it’s displaying the way you want it to.