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Object Lookup

This article describes the Object Lookup question purpose, functions, Must Answer settings and its specific and additional settings. 


Object Lookup is a special question type that allows you to use Data Models or Contact Managers as a database and provide respondents with an option to select one record from them as an answer to your question.

Use this question type if you want your respondent to choose a certain object from a dropdown by specifying its parameters in another dropdown if needed.

Data in these dropdowns is transferred from selected columns of Data Models or Contact Managers created in your account.

How to create Object Lookup question

  • To add the first question to your form:

Click the Add first question button to add this question type.

  • To add a question to the already existing form:

Click the '+' button on the Central panel, then select the question from the dropdown menu;

  • Select data object menu is opened automatically;

     Choose one of the Data sources (Data Model or Contact Manager), and select the data object:

In case you select a nested group of the Data source, the central panel displays the whole chain of the group.

The right panel displays only the name of the chosen Data source.

  • Type your question text in the Enter text here text box;

  • If you want to change your Data source, click the Select data object button in the right panel;

If you want to change your Data source, click the Select data object button in the right panel; 

You can type the  Selection field label in the central panel.

You cannot change the Data source if there is at least 1 response to the question.

All changes are saved automatically.

Object Lookup specific settings

Set logical filters

The Logical Filter allows the respondent to select only from the filtered answer choices which fit into the indicated category of AND/OR Logic, Field Name, Condition and Form Answer.

  • Click the Logical filter button in the right panel.

  • Click the +Add rule button.

Now you can add 1 or more logical rules.

  1. General field format:

  • equals

  • does not equal

  • contains

  • does not contain

  • in

  • not in

  1. Numeric field format:

  • equals

  • does not equal

  • in

  • not in

  • greater than

  • greater than or equals to

  • less than

  • less than or equals to

The central panel will display the Logical Filter as a filter icon.

Hover over the icon to see logical filters. Filters conditions are displayed in the following icons:

Click here to see the icons





Does not equal 




Does not contain




Not in


Greater than


Greater than or equals to


Less than


Less than or equals to


"In" and "Not in" conditions allow to check whether the value, stored in the Data Model or Contact manager is/is not among several values, located within the general or numeric question field. Numerous options can be specified in a form field with the help of divider |. For example, if one of the columns in your Contact Manager or Data Model stores numbers from 1 to 5, and in your Object Lookup question you wish to show only those data objects which have the value of 1, 3 or 5, you may set up a filter based on the Single line question to which the value: 1|3|5 can be set. The Single Line question may be hidden and prepopulated with the help of Set Value feature or Data Flow.

To add a Lookup Field

You can adjust lookup fields to filter relevant answer options from your data source.

Click the +Add lookup field button in the central panel.

Type your in empty text boxes;

Select lookup fields from the drop-down menu.

Name formula

  • Click on the name formula in the right panel.

Your respondents see values from the data source selected according to the name formula, or name format configured on the data source level.

Use this setting to customize the values names from the selected data source for the respondents.

Once you click on the formula, the system displays the Name formula dialog.

  • To add a new row for formula parameters configuration click the +Add tag (3) button.

The dialog consists of the left and right column.

The left column:

Type of parameter column with dropdown menu:

 Pre-selected Data source name (default option); 

'Text' option – allows you to establish your own parameter value in the right column.

The right column:

Parameter value column.

If you choose the data source name in the left column, you can select a parameter value from the dropdown menu.

Click here to see the dropdown menu example

All values are sorted according to their position in the data source.

If you choose the 'Text' option in the right column, you can create your own parameter value in the left column.

Your respondents will see a parameter value created  by you.

Must answer settings

This question type has Basic Must Answer settings. 

Click here to read about the Must Answer settings.

Additional common question and answer option settings

This question type has additional common question and answer option settings.

Please read the articles for more details.

  • Question analysis code

  • Question identifier;

See the table of all available additional features depending on question types.

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