[Solved] In a question where there are multiple text box responses, is there a way to make one of the boxes required but allow other response boxes to be blank?


I have a question that says:  Please estimate the number of patients for whom your practice has written PrEP prescriptions in X time period:  

I would like the TOTAL field to be required, and the other fields to be allowed to stay blank, rather than requiring the user to add in a 0 in a category for which they have no patients.  How can I do this? 

Total ____

Men ____

Women ____

Transgender ____

kmeyers asked

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    Just my two cents – a Continuous Sum question might work for you too!

    Caitlin - SurveyGizmo answered
      Lola Gill 6.99K Rep.

      What question type are you currently using?

      I think the only way to do this is to have 4 separate textbox questions and only require the ‘total’ question. You could use a Custom Group question to ‘group’ these 4 separate questions together.

      Hope this helps!

      Lola Gill answered


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