A Multiple Select Drop-Down question is a question where multiple options are provided, and the user can choose more than one item from the options.

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

Which colors are your favorites?

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 multiple items 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).
3. Size
This specifies the number of options that will be visible at a time. For example, if you have 100 items in your list, you are not going to want all 100 items to be visible, but you can define how many will be visible at a time. Note that if you expect users to select a large number of items for this specific question, you may want to increase the size so that as many selected items as possible are visible at a time when the data is being updated (since selected items always appear at the top of the list when the response is being updated).
4. Min Selections
This specifies the minimum number of items that the user must select. If the user submits the form having chosen fewer than the minimum, an error message will indicate that the minimum number of selections has not been met.
5. Max Selections
This specifies the maximum number of items that the user can select. If the user submits the form having chosen more than the maximum, an error message will indicate that the maximum number of selections has been exceeded.
6. 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.

Note: When a response is being updated, any selected items will automatically appear at the top of the list. This is so you do not have to scroll through the entire list of items to see what has been selected. The ordering of all unselected items will begin normally immediately following the selected items.