Choosing the right field type for building your form

123FormBuilder is equipped with all the field types you need to build your form. In this article, you will learn how to choose the right field.

Choose the best input type

The most common input field is the Short answer field. Users can type letters, digits, and special characters. Simply change its label text and you are good to go. You are also able to change the field validation to avoid user mistakes.

Short answer

Collect more information with the Long answer field. This way, you can receive a large amount of information such as comments, notes, feedback, impressions, etc.

Long answer

For numeric input use the Number field. It works great with Age, Quantity, and Number of registration inputs.


We also developed fields that have a certain field validation established. For example, the Email address field does not allow input in other formats than

Email address

The Phone number, Address, and First/Last name fields have a predefined structure and are composed of subfields. These types of fields support autofill.

First/last name phone address

Choose the best choice field

For questions that require only one answer, for example: Yes/No, use the Single choice field. With this type of field, form users can only choose one answer.

Single choice

When you have several options, go for the Multiple choice field. Users will have the ability to select one or more options.

Multiple choice

To distinguish these two fields look at the symbol next to the options. Single choice fields are represented by circles, while Multiple choice fields are by squares.

Single & Multiple choice

The Dropdown field saves a lot of space and is suitable for a large list of choices. Enable the searchable option to help users find the option they are looking for.

Dropdown field

Other fields

You can add an image, video, or PDF file to your form by using Embed image, Embed video, or Embed PDF fields.

Create a multi-page form by placing New page/Page break fields. Divide your forms into sections and this way, users will not be intimidated by endless forms.

You can offer your respondents the possibility of uploading a file or an image by using the File/Image upload field. Use the Link field if you need to receive a correct URL from your respondents. You can even ask for signatures directly on the form if you add the Signature field.

In case you need to collect consent/agreement from your respondents, you can add the Terms of service field on your form or the GDPR Agreement field.

Consent fields

Lastly, if you can not find a field you are interested in at a quick glance, you can always try the search function.

Search fields

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  1. How can I get the “name” entered by a responder filling out the form to automatically fill throughout the rest of the form so the responder doesn’t have to repeatedly fill in the same information on subsequent pages

    1. Hello! It is possible by placing a script on the form. I noticed that you already send us a ticket. I will send you a reply with all the necessary details.

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