Long Text

Learn how to use long text fields to capture long-form information within your Smart Form.

Use a Long Text field when respondents are able to type a longer open-ended answer, such as leaving comments or suggestions.



Field Settings


Enter the text you want to show in the answer field. This could be the question or a hint to help respondents fill in the field. When the respondent begins typing, the label moves above the field.

Data Binding
Enter the data binding for the field. The data binding is used to label and store the information the respondent enters in this field.

Tip  For more information on how to name your data bindings, see Assign data bindings.


Enter a short hint to help explain the question. The hint appears below the answer field.

Info-bubble HTML
Enter more information to help explain the question. Users can view the info-bubble by hovering over an icon beside the answer field. You can use HTML tags to format the info-bubble content.

Minimum Length
Enter the minimum number of characters that must be entered.This is useful if you know how long the answer should be (such as a 10-digit employee number) or if you want to ensure the answer is valid (such as entering at least 2 characters for a last name).

Maximum Length
Enter the maximum number of characters that can be entered. This is useful if you want to limit the answer length.

Apply Text-transform Rule
Change the answer to all uppercase or all lowercase. For example, you may want to use uppercase letters for a postal code.Click the toggle switch to select this option.
Select Uppercase or Lowercase.

Make this field required
Respondents must answer the question to move to the next panel. Click the toggle switch to select this option.
Tip  An * is shown beside the question to indicate that it’s required. You can style the * using CSS.

Disable this field
The question is shown but respondents can’t edit the answer. For example, you may want to show an example answer.
Click the toggle switch to select this option.

Disable when Prepopulated
The question is shown but users can’t edit the answer if the field has been prepopulated with data. For example, you may have captured the user’s city in a previous question and just want to display it here. Users can edit the answer if it hasn’t been prepopulated.
Click the toggle switch to select this option.