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07367Feature requests[All Projects] Survey editingpublic2019-08-06 01:58
Reporterjelo Assigned ToLouisGac  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
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Summary07367: "Other answer" at a certain position in the list

If you have "No answer" globally deactivated, you sometimes add an item "No answer" by hand to certain questions.

If you then want to use "other answer", the position of "other answer" is below "No answer".

So it would be a common feature to allow "Other answer" at a certain position in the list.

The most flexible way, would be to allow a "Other answer" field behind every item in the list.

Additional Information

A possible solution: Checkboxes behind the item list
First idea would be to set position via checkboxes behind the item list, which would mean that the other box is displayed below this item.

The idea to allow to display a "other answers" behind every item would need additional fields beside the checkboxes.

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related to 11988 new Feature requests Allow order of answers and sub question in 'the way admin user want' 




2009-11-11 13:33

administrator   ~24317

Alternative solution: Make the global 'No answer' option question-specific
I guess the better change would be to make the global 'no answer' option available per question. That way you can use it when you need it. This new option should only by available if question is set to be not mandatory.



2009-11-11 18:21

partner   ~24318

Think the survey designer can take care if the "no answer" option should be used in a mandatory question. And why should the option only be shown if the question is "not mandatory"? If the question is not mandatory most survey designer wouldn't want a dedicated "no answer" option.

The multioption list question has the option for other answer / additional comment behind every single item. Wordaround is to hide certain fields via CSS to get the fields only behind certain fields. Something for radiooption list is missing. But I think that might a third solution.



2013-08-30 13:09

partner   ~26113

A few years have passed. The feature request to allow a free text field behind certain items still stands. To allow a activation per question is ok for the automatic OtherField, but not for the item specific fields.

If you want a other field behind two items of e.g. 5 items radion button question you need to do a workaround with a few extra questions.

Perhaps consider a free format question where a few questions types could be mixed into a certain layout to mimic certain questiontypes.



2014-12-05 16:17

partner   ~31183

Putting "None of the Above" last on a list (even after 'Other')

Was there any reason to do it that way? Other after No answer seems to be a bad idea.

If certain fields could be excluded from randomization, it would be possible to add a None of the above/No answer as an item per hand.



2015-06-16 00:42

partner   ~32375

In the light of 2.06 and 3.0 defining the scope what about a 'No answer' option question-specific and more that one other field in questions?



2015-08-11 17:40

reporter   ~32901

I second this. It would be great if we could have a little more flexibility with the "other" boxes.

Ideally, there is a tick box for any answer option that will allow to display a comment field for any of the answer items, no matter were the item is positioned, 1st position, last, middle.

Often you need even more than one "other" comment box, because there might be different "others".



2015-08-14 10:58

partner   ~32955

Since the Limesurvey developers are pretty overworked, let's start small and split this up into several issues we can implement step by step:

  1. Allow the user to place the "other" options at a certain position.

  2. Allowing several "other" fields:
    a) For the multiple choice question this is pretty easy by using "multiple choice with comments" question type" and allowing the user to just not display the text field for certain items.
    b) For the list radio question this probably means adjusting the whole question type with all side effects like adjusting

    • conditions
    • statistics
    • exporting results
    • importing results (VV import)
    • exporting surveys/groups/questions
    • importing surveys/groups/questions
    • ...

So let's start with #1, then work on #2a and put 2b on the list for 2022 :-)



2016-04-05 08:59

partner   ~36999

For all those who want to place the "other" option at a certain position, check:



2016-04-06 13:12

partner   ~37039

The whole Issue Community Support Voting isn't working.
c_schmitz is rejecting this feature request. Is the idea or the implementation?
That's the problem when moving the feature requests to this tool in the beginning.
A discussion thread for every feature request to define a feature request with implementation path seems to be needed to allow a voting here.



2016-04-13 20:34

updater   ~37357

Need this feature:



2016-09-25 22:41

partner   ~40951

The GUI should provide a other field drop-down box behind every answer-item.
Via the drop-downfield you can define what kind of other field should be used.
One line, multiple lines, numbers, numbers (integer), date, time.

See the attached screenshot for real life example.

otherfields.editor.JPG (76,267 bytes)
otherfields.editor.JPG (76,267 bytes)


2016-12-02 11:14

developer   ~42314

Seems related (but not totally) with



2016-12-07 15:16

developer   ~42446

I preder a more global solution :



2016-12-07 15:22

developer   ~42447

PS : the screenshot show more a 'List of updatable question type' : i really think it's a must have too.



2016-12-07 16:05

partner   ~42453

I had widen the scope of my feature request. Position of other field and more than one other field. I will follow your global solution for positioning.



2019-08-06 01:58

reporter   ~53118

I prefer to be able to chose the position in the list for other. Sometimes there are 2 options I want below it (not relevant to me, Don't know), or even 3.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-08-30 13:09 jelo Note Added: 26113
2014-12-05 16:17 jelo Note Added: 31183
2015-06-16 00:42 jelo Note Added: 32375
2015-08-11 17:40 holch Note Added: 32901
2015-08-14 10:58 Mazi Note Added: 32955
2016-04-05 08:59 Mazi Note Added: 36999
2016-04-06 13:12 jelo Note Added: 37039
2016-04-13 20:34 trivender Note Added: 37357
2016-09-25 22:41 jelo File Added: otherfields.editor.JPG
2016-09-25 22:41 jelo Note Added: 40951
2016-11-14 12:28 LouisGac Assigned To => LouisGac
2016-11-14 12:28 LouisGac Status acknowledged => assigned
2016-12-02 11:14 DenisChenu Note Added: 42314
2016-12-07 15:16 DenisChenu Note Added: 42446
2016-12-07 15:22 DenisChenu Note Added: 42447
2016-12-07 16:05 jelo Note Added: 42453
2016-12-08 08:50 DenisChenu Relationship added related to 11988
2019-08-06 01:58 tixeon Note Added: 53118
2019-11-01 17:25 c_schmitz Category Survey design => Survey editing