Guide: Date Question on Collect

Creating a date question on Collect? Here is everything you should know about it — creating it, adding limits, answering it, etc.

You can record a date in your survey using the date question type on Collect. This can be the date of data collection or any other date like a date of examination, date of birth, etc. In addition to the basic elements like question title, Collect allows you to add limits and validations to ensure quality data collection. In this article, we will discuss:

  • How to create a date question on Collect web
  • How to answer a date question on Collect app

A. Creating a Date Question

A date question has multiple elements like question title, question keyword, help content, choice options, option codes, and some validations and settings. To understand them better, we will take a sample choice question and create it on Collect.

Example: We want to record the date of birth for people. It will look like the image below.

Date Img

To create this question on the Collect web dashboard, we will add the following details:

  • Question Title: "Enter your date of birth"
  • Mandatory Question: Yes (Check-marked)
  • Question Keyword: "dob"
  • Date Format: DD/MM/YYYY

Video Tutorial:

You can watch the video below to learn how to create a date question on Collect. Please use the full screen mode to view it clearly.

Date Question

B. Answering a Date Question on Collect

When you open this question on the Collect app, it will look like the image below. To answer the question:

Step 1. Go to the date question and click on it to answer. You will be able to see a screen with a calendar dial.

Step 2. Select a date as your answer and click on "OK".

Step 3. If you have answered all other questions, click on "Submit" to submit the complete response.

Date App


In addition to date question, Collect supports 27 other question types like image, location, signature, etc. You can read more about them in this detailed guide.

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