Custom Validation – Limit Number of Multiple Answer Choices Selected

by on June 28, 2016

How do you create a multiple choice question, allow multiple answers, but limit the number of choices a user can make?

Qualtrics uses a functionality called Custom Validation.  Once you have set up your multiple choice question and have selected the option for multiple answers, click on custom validation which will be located on the right hand side of your screen.  The first drop down box will contain the question that you are currently on so you will leave that option as it is.  In the second drop down box, choose Selected Count. In the third drop down box choose the logic that would be appropriate for your question.  For this example choose less than or equal to.  In the remaining box, type in the max number of choices allowed.

Below the condition that you just created,  you will see a place to choose the error message that will appear if your user exceeds the number of selections allowed.  You can choose an error message from your library or create a new one to use.  Once finished, click Save.

Make sure you test your question prior to sending it out to your intended audience.

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