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Filemaker For Surveys

Question asked by BrianWoods on Mar 25, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2016 by beverly

I'm using FMP to build a survey that asks customers to evaluate their recent experience at a local cafe.  Here is how I prefer it to look:

                                  5 4 3 2 1

    Hot Coffee              o o o o o          Cold Coffee

    Fresh Coffee           o o o o o          Stale Coffee

    Flavorful                 o o o o o          Bland Coffee

    Fast Service           o o o o o          Slow Service

    Knowledgeable       o o o o o           Knowledgeable

    Friendly                  o o o o o          Unfriendly



I was trying to figure out how to use radio buttons but I've run into various challenges.


   1) I'm severely limited on space. Radio buttons seem to require values (i.e.text labels) for each choice

   2) I need to display each question horizontally rather than vertically.

   3) I'd prefer to show all choices as a spectrum (listing the extremes on the ends), not just a listing items.  There might be a work-around, but this doesn't seem immediately apparent using radio buttons.


In light of the challenges I highlighted, I'm wondering if using shapes would be a better approach (i.e. using small round buttons that look like and simulate radio button behavior).  Using shapes would be more challenging as there would need to be an extra field to handle the selected value. And I'd likely need some way to hide/show shapes that indicate when a selection has been made or changed.


Any direction would be greatly appreciated.