Exclusive Option Validation for Multiple Choice Questions - How to?

Making a response option exclusive means that when the option is selected, no other option can be selected. This is typically used in the case of a multiple select – select many (check box) questions. This helps with analysis so that a respondent can’t accidentally select an option along with the “none of the above” type of option, resulting in an answer that is contradictory.

How can I make a response option exclusive?

    • Login »  Surveys »  Edit »  Question's Edit icon »  Settings »  Validation & Settings
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  • Turn on the validation.
  • Under Defaults/Location, check the box next to each option you want to make an Exclusive Option.
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  • Click Save Question.
This option is only available for multiple select – select many (check box) types of questions.

When respondents attempt to select multiple options including the exclusive answer option, they will receive a validation error when they try to submit the responses. An example image of what the respondent will see is shown below.


This feature/tools described here are available with the following license(s) :

Free License and above

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