Epi Info™ User Guide

Web Survey

Supported Field Types

The Web Survey System does not support all field types available in the Form Designer tool. See below for a list of supported and non-supported field types.

Supported field types

  • Label/Title
  • Text (Single Line)
  • Text (Uppercase)
  • Multiline
  • Number
  • Date
  • Time (not “Date/Time”)
  • Checkbox
  • Yes/No
  • Option
  • Mirror
  • Legal Values
  • Comment Legal
  • Codes
  • Relate
  • Group

Non-Supported field types:

  • Unique Identifier
  • Phone Number
  • Date/Time
  • Command Button
  • Image
  • Grid

Non-Supported field attributes:

  • Repeat Last
  • Not Future Date (for Date fields)
  • Encrypt (for Text fields)
  • Color (for Groups)

If a survey contains one or more of the non-supported field types, a message will identify the field(s) that will not publish. To publish the survey, perform one of the following two actions:

  1. Delete the unsupported field(s). This will also delete any data that may have been in the Epi Info™ 7 Enter tool. If you want to preserve pre-existing data, make a project template and create a new project that you will customize for web publishing. In this new project, delete the non-supported fields.
  2. If a data table does not exist for the form, you can use the “Change To” feature to change the field type to one of the supported types. For example, you can change an unsupported Text (Uppercase) field to a standard Text field or a Multiline field.