A Single Select Drop-Down question is a question where multiple options are provided, but only one can be selected by the end user.

The following is an example of a Single Select Drop-Down question:

What is your favorite color?

The following fields are specific to this question type and give you additional control over the display and behavior of this field:

List Options

1. List
If there are existing lists that administrators have added to the Web Forms tool, you may choose them from the drop-down list. These lists are reusable across any form. If the administrator makes any changes to the list, the changes will automatically be applied to any forms that use the list.

Note: Only administrators can manage global lists. For more information about global lists, see this help file.

Note: If the administrator has enabled Web Form Linking, you will have an additional list option called Link Web Form that allows you to use the responses of a Web Form as the list items for your question. For more information, see the Form Linking help file.

If you want to add your own list to the question, choose "Custom" from the drop-down list. The form will reload and display a text area where you can enter your list items, one per line. When finished, click the Add button, after which the form will be reloaded again. Now you can choose a default (if desired).

2. Defaults
You can choose a single item that will be selected by default when the form is first displayed to the user (that the user can then change on his or her own).

When updating a question, there is a checkbox that allows you to set the selected default for all responses to the form that do not yet have a value for this question. Note that once the value has been set for questions that did not previously have a value, the process is not reversible.

3. List Header
If provided, this will appear as the first item in your drop-down list. It is for usability purposes only, and does not count as a selection. It is a way to provide your users with additional information regarding the field. In the example shown above, the List Header is "Choose one...". If a header is not provided, the first item in your list or the default -- if provided -- will be the initial selection. If you would like a blank header, type "blank".
4. Maximum Responses
If the value of this field is one or more, then out of the total responses added to the form, only this many will be able to choose any individual option. If the maximum has already been met for a specific option and the user chooses that option, an error message will be shown informing them that they will need to change their selection.