G Suite – Applying Question Logic to Forms (IT Training Tip)
In G Suite Forms there is a pretty powerful and simple to use feature that allows you to create branched forms or form questions that will direct the form taker to a specific section with additional questions relevant to the answer they provided.
With the Go to section based on answer option, you can set the logic of how particular questions are answered. Let’s say you have a G Suite Form that has a multiple choice question with a “Yes” or “No” response. If the form taker answers “No” to the question, they can then be directed to the form submission page, therefore completing the process. If the form taker provides a “Yes” answer to the question, they can then be directed to another section of the form to obtain additional responses based on the individuals “Yes” answer.
The following are the two question types that offer the Go to section based on answer option in G Suite Forms –
- Multiple Choice
- With a multiple choice question, individuals responding to the question can choose between a set of options, but can only select one answer.
- With a dropdown question, individuals responding to the question can choose between a list of options, but can only select one answer.
Applying the Go To Section Based on Answer Option to a Multiple Choice or Dropdown Question –
Tip: When developing a branched form, map out the flow of your form and questions first, then create your form sections, and finally create your questions and apply the answer logic to the question.
Once you have Created your Form and Sections, Apply Logic to your Questions:
- On the bottom right of a Multiple Choice or Dropdown question, click on the meatball menu (three vertical dots) located to the right of the question Required option
- From the drop-down menu, click on the Go to section based on answer option
- To the right of your Multiple Choice or Dropdown question, you will now see a drop-down menu (Continue to next section)
- Click on the drop-down menu and select a section to proceed to based on the answer provided
Tip: When developing a G Suite Form, it is highly recommended to test the Form and the corresponding questions which have logic applied to them.
Hint: Getting started with G Suite Forms for the first time? Visit the G Suite Learning Center to learn more about G Suite Forms. While there, download the G Suite Form Cheat Sheet for your reference.