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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021

smart-answers: Question types

checkbox_question

  • User input: Choose zero to many options from a list of options.
  • Validation: Must be in the list of options.
  • Response: String containing comma-separated list of chosen options.
  • Can specify none_option in flow definition to represent a "none" answer. This ensures the user has selected at least one checkbox before continuing.

country_select

  • Options:
    • exclude_countries: Optional. Array of countries to exclude from the list.
    • include_uk: Optional. Boolean indicating whether to include 'united-kingdom' in the list.
    • additional_countries: Optional. Array of countries to add to the list.
  • User input: Choose a single country.
  • Validation: Must be in the list of countries.
  • Response: String containing the chosen country.

date_question

  • User input: Choose a single date.
  • Validation: Must be a valid date.
  • Response: Date object.

money_question

  • User input: Enter a money amount.
  • Validation: Must be a number.
  • Response: Money object.

radio

  • User input: Choose a single option from a list of options.
  • Validation: Must be in the list of options.
  • Response: String containing the chosen option.
  • Can remove options.

postcode_question

  • User input: Enter a postcode.
  • Validation: Must be a valid postcode.
  • Response: String containing a normalised postcode (e.g. "wc2b6nh" becomes "WC2B 6NH").

salary_question

  • User input: Enter an Amount and associated Period.
  • Validation: Amount must be a valid Money object and Period must be one of 'year', 'month' or 'week'.
  • Response: Salary object.

value_question

  • Options:
    • parse: Optional. One of Integer, :to_i, Float or :to_f
  • User input: Enter any text.
  • Validation (depends on the parse option):
    • Integer: Must be a number.
    • :to_i: Should be a number but non numbers are valid.
    • Float: Must be a number.
    • :to_f: Should be a number but non numbers are valid.
    • <anything-else>: No validation.
  • Response (depends on the parse option):
    • Integer: Integer.
    • :to_i: Integer (Non-numeric input returns 0).
    • Float: Float.
    • :to_f: Float (Non-numeric input returns 0.0).
    • <anything-else>: String containing the user input.