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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
14721Bug reportsSurvey editingpublic2022-09-08 13:40
Reporternicholasvaughan Assigned Tovharris  
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Product Version3.16.x 
Summary14721: When creating an array, you cannot set 'Repeat answer options' to 0 as HTML validation states larger than 0

When creating an array, you cannot specify that the 'Repeat answer options' option under Display to 0 as HTML validation says that the min value is 1. However the help next to that setting says set to 0 to disable. (shown in screenshot attached to issue.

Steps To Reproduce

Create an array question and under Display try to set Repeat answer options to 0 and save question

Additional Information


  1. Create a survey with an array question (with subquestions and answer options).
  2. With question in edit mode go to the Display tab and try to set "Repeat answer options" to 0 and save.
    The following message is displayed at the bottom of the "Repeat answer options" field. "Please select a value that is no less than one."
    See attachment 1.

(B) Master
The "Repeat answer options" field is missing in Master.
See attachment 2.

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Attached Files
Repeat Answer Option Issue.PNG (20,423 bytes)   
Repeat Answer Option Issue.PNG (20,423 bytes)   
Bug heat12
Complete LimeSurvey version number (& build)Version 3.16.0+190225
I will donate to the project if issue is resolvedNo
BrowserGoogle Chrome (Version 72.0.3626.121 (Official Build) (64-bit))
Database type & versionMariaDB 5.5.56 (Centos 7)
Server OS (if known)Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
Webserver software & version (if known)
PHP VersionPHP 7.3.2-3

Users monitoring this issue





2019-04-05 15:31

developer   ~51391

If you set "" : it use a default from config ?
The you need to set 100000 …



2019-04-05 15:37

reporter   ~51393

Yes, leaving it as "" uses the default from the config which is 25.

We have for the time being, just entered a really high number until the bug gets fixed.

Just wanted to let you guys know �



2021-02-07 10:34

reporter   ~61970

@vharris, could you please try to reproduce it in latest LTS and master?



2021-03-08 15:31

reporter   ~62896



2022-09-08 13:40

updater   ~71650

I can not reproduce this at latest LS 5.3.x version. You can enter 0 there and no headings get repeated.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-04-02 13:50 nicholasvaughan New Issue
2019-04-02 13:50 nicholasvaughan File Added: Repeat Answer Option Issue.PNG
2019-04-05 15:18 nicholasvaughan Issue Monitored: nicholasvaughan
2019-04-05 15:31 DenisChenu Note Added: 51391
2019-04-05 15:37 nicholasvaughan Note Added: 51393
2019-11-01 17:25 c_schmitz Category Survey design => Survey editing
2019-11-26 17:46 cdorin Assigned To => cdorin
2019-11-26 17:46 cdorin Status new => assigned
2021-02-07 10:34 cdorin Assigned To cdorin => vharris
2021-02-07 10:34 cdorin Priority none => low
2021-02-07 10:34 cdorin Status assigned => feedback
2021-02-07 10:34 cdorin Note Added: 61970
2021-03-08 15:26 vharris Status feedback => confirmed
2021-03-08 15:26 vharris Additional Information Updated
2021-03-08 15:31 vharris Note Added: 62896
2021-03-08 15:31 vharris File Added: 1_Array Question_Display Tab_Repeat Answer Options_Set at 0_Error Message.png
2021-03-08 15:31 vharris File Added: 2_Display Tab_Repeat Answer Options Field_In LTS Missing In Master.JPG
2022-09-08 13:40 Mazi Note Added: 71650
2022-09-08 13:40 Mazi Bug heat 10 => 12