This element creates a box that the user can type numeric answers in. The administrator selects the appropriate number type, choosing from Raw Number, Percentage, or Money.


Step 1 - Select the type of number. You will have three options:

  • Raw Number
  • Percentage
  • Money

Step 2 - Select if you would like to allow decimals in the answer.

  • If yes, insert the number of decimal places allowed.
  • If you selected money in step one, this setting will default to yes with 2 allowed decimal places.

Step 3 - Select if you would like to define the limits of the numbers allowed.

  • If yes, select the minimum and maximum.
  • You may also select a target number.
  • Minimums and maximums can be useful for tracking items like GPAs, where the possibilities of the answer fall between a known range. Targets are useful when tracking scores, alerting the user that a target score has been earned.

Step 4 - Enter the question text in the text box.

Step 5 - Select if you would like the numeric values to be totaled over time.

  • If yes is selected, the field will aggregate the total numeric value over all responses to the field for the selected subject for the selected form.
  • For example, "Number of Hours Spent with Child" will display an aggregate total value as a point of reference when entering a new value.

Step 6 - Select if the numeric values should track an increase or decrease over time.

  • This option will track change over time (chronologically) if the value entered in the field has increased or decreased.
  • This option allows for easier reporting when looking for change over time.
  • It can be used to measure things such as "Increase Savings" or "Decrease Number of Arguments with Partner."
  • This type of measurement is required for ETO Analytics and standard ETO reports.

Step 7 - Select if you would like to use a pseudonym.

Step 8 - Select if you would like to capture one response for multiple subjects.

  • This is used for participant (multiple), entity (multiple), family, and collection subject types.

Step 9 - Select if this question requires an answer before being saved.

Step 10 - Set the question placement options.

Step 11 - Click the Save button.

Recording with this Element Type

When filling out the numeric element type, simply enter numbers into the answer box. If your number doesn't meet the pre-defined limits (decimal places or limits), you will see an error.

Money: The dollar sign ($) will automatically populate to indicate that monetary values should be entered.

Percentage: The percent sign (%) will automatically populate to indicate that a percentage should be entered.

Raw Number

Aggregated Values: The aggregated value will be displayed directly below the field: "Total Over Time/Aggregate Value."

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