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TonyGonzalez's avatar
TonyGonzalez
Qrew Trainee
4 months ago

Lack of Radio Buttons for Numeric Field

Just wondering if anyone else finds this a very peculiar limitation.  It would be SO MUCH simple for my Customer Sat Survey to have horizontal radio buttons for the 1-5 rankings instead of the drop down that then requires two clicks.  I can live with the way it is, but coming from SmartSheet where I had this option, I find it a little frustrating for something as powerful as QB to be behind on that option.  (and yes, I realize I could do it as text, but then I have to have another helper field to translate to a numeric value for averaging/reporting purposes and that's counterproductive.)



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Gonzo - A Newbie, but learning fast. (Former SmartSheet evangelist who is quickly converting to QuickBase)
IT Director City of New Braunfels
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3 Replies

  • I can't offer much for the text/number component and having to convert the value to a number, but the new forms allow for you to display MC lists as radio buttons with the option for vertical or horizontal. 



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    Chayce Duncan
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    • TonyGonzalez's avatar
      TonyGonzalez
      Qrew Trainee

      Yes, Chayce.  But not for Numeric fields.  Only Text MC fields.  That's the sticking point for me.



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      Gonzo - A Newbie, but learning fast. (Former SmartSheet evangelist who is quickly converting to QuickBase)
      IT Director City of New Braunfels
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      • ChayceDuncan's avatar
        ChayceDuncan
        Qrew Captain

        I can only speak for myself - but there are lots of instances like that in QB, good and bad. To your point it's only a minor inconvenience to put a field on the form for entry only - make it non-searchable and non-reportable and do the simple ToNumber conversion for the field to report on. If you have lots of fields like this I can see your point - but the radio option hasn't changed for numeric fields over the past 10+ years so I don't expect anything about it to change accordingly. 



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        Chayce Duncan
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