Admins can use this article to reference every answer type for questionnaires. Answer types are used when creating questions in questionnaires.

All Answer Types 

Answer Type Definition Notes Requires “Answer Options” Requires “Lookup Sobject Type”
STRING A one-line text input box   No No
INTEGER A whole number   No No
SELECT A dropdown list with a single item selectable at a time (picklist)   Yes No
MULTISELECT A box list with multiple items selectable at once (multipicklist)   Yes No
BOOLEAN A checkbox that stores a “true” (checked) or “false” (unchecked) value   No No
DATE A datepicker (month, day, and year)   No No
DATETIME A datepicker (month, day, and year) alongside a time field (hh:mm AM/PM)   No No
DECIMAL A number including a decimal point   No No
LOOKUP A searchable field that shows records from a specific object type Often used to assign or verify key Intake fields like “Case Type” or “Client” No Yes
EMAIL An email address Checks to ensure valid email address format No No
PERCENT A percentage value   No No
TEXTAREA A resizeable, multi-line text input box   No No
URL A website address Currently behaves like STRING No No
TEXT_ENCRYPTED A one-line text input box that stores data in an encrypted format Often used to store especially sensitive data such as Social Security Numbers No No
CURRENCY A monetary value, in US Dollars   No No
PHONE A phone number Currently behaves like STRING No No
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