Using a Repeating Question or Section in a Custom Form

Need to answer a question or group of questions multiple times? The Safe Food Pro form builder has options to include a repeating question or a repeating section.


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Sometimes you would like your workers to be able to answer a question, or a group of questions, more than once. For instance, repeating a 'Signature Capture' question type if you need everyone present to sign a form. In Safe Food Pro there are option to do this using either a repeating question or a repeating section. 

Repeating Question

A repeating question is used to repeat a single question in a form. This means that this question can be filled out as many times as your workers need to fill it out.

To use this follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to the form list.
  2. Find or create the custom form which you want to use a repeating question in.
  3. Find or create the question which you want to repeat.

At the bottom of the question, toggle on the button that says "Allow Multiple Answers"

Once you save that form, the question will be able to be filled in repeatedly on the mobile. To use a repeating question in a form, fill out the field in the question, then click the grey "REPEAT PREVIOUS QUESTION" button. You can now fill in the question again.

Repeating Section

Similar to a repeating question, a repeating section instead allows you to repeat a block of several questions. 

To create a repeating section: 

  1. Go to the form list
  2. Find or create the form which you want to use the repeating section
  3. To start a repeating section, use a 'section header'. These can be found in the panel below, or to the side of the form builder. 
  4. Enter a name for the section in the 'section header', then at the bottom of the 'section header' toggle on the button that says "Allow Multiple Answers". 
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  6. Enter questions that you want in the repeating section below the 'section header'.

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  8. To finish the repeating section, add a new section header. If you don't, the repeating section will continue to the last question in the form. 

Once you save that form, the section will be able to be filled in repeatedly on the mobile. To use a repeating section in a form, fill out any number of questions in the section, then click the grey "REPEAT PREVIOUS SECTION" button. You can now fill in questions in the section again. 

 

A repeating section will repeat everything below it until the next section header or the bottom of a form. This means if your section header is the last set of questions in a form, you do not need to put a section header below it.

The 'section header' that you use to end a repeating section can also be used to start a different repeating section.

Note: You can not use a repeating question inside of a repeating section - Things would get crazy very quickly!

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