How to Limit the Number of Selections on a Checkbox Field

Last Update: May 21, 2017

On this article, we'll guide you on how to require a Minimum and Maximum number of checkboxes within a group that can be checked. For example, you may have a list of 8 checkboxes, then you require the user to select a minimum of two (2) options but would like to prevent this user from selecting more than five (5).

Let's start:

1. Add the Multiple Choice (Checkbox) Field to your form then click the GEAR icon to open its Properties Wizard.

2. Go to the SURVEYING tab and enable the ENTRY LIMITS option. You would then see two textboxes which would ask for an input for a Minimum and Maximum values.

When the user submit the form without selecting a minimum required options, this is the error they will see:

And if they selected more than the allowed limit, they will see this error:

For questions, comments and suggestion, please kindly post it below!


6 Comments...


   
sherif_f (November 23, 2013 at 04:14 PM)

How to setup minimum for each field
For example (minimum letters or number in this field is )
Thanks

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divamarie (February 13, 2014 at 08:12 AM)

Thank you for the information


   
ullibrom (March 26, 2014 at 08:51 PM)



This form filled in and sent does not show the check box in the mail received.

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cmpdebbie (June 30, 2014 at 07:16 PM)

I have several fields where it is required for them to select one option and ONLY one option. However, despite having the minimum and maximum selections set at one the preview form allows me to check as many fields as I want. No message about too many or not enough. This is imperative to the form's usefulness by the end user. Please advise. Thank you!

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Michael Porter (November 05, 2016 at 07:31 AM)

Does this apply to radio buttons as well?

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sfjkdl (December 14, 2016 at 09:47 PM)

Hello admin,

this option is not working anymore.
It worked well with my form (formID=60705186734357) in the field "At what time can you learn? ".
But as I checked it today, I can submit my from regardless of the minimum constraint.

Please fix it soon.

Thank you,

Best regards

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