Question type Numeric is used to allow the user to enter a numeric value (digits) in a user friendly way with a standard keypad input text control or a numeric spinner controls, where available, otherwise a standard input text control masked to accept only digits where not available. The keypad / text input control may appear different on each target display.
Numeric input might be inserted also using a Typed question with a regular expression to check a numeric only format, however this control is intended for a more direct number typing especially where a specific keypad control is available. Any approach might be valid for different scenarios.
Additional settings are available in the Numeric left section which can customize the behavior of the question and the parameters of the numeric control.
Enter a number to use as pre-filled default value when the question is rendered on the target display.
If enabled no lowest minimum number is considered, thus any number can be specified. When disabled a minimum accepted number is provided which means numbers lower than the minimum will not be allowed.
Minimum (available when minimum is specified)
Enter the lowest minimum number to accept, numbers lower than the provided value will not be accepted. Default value is 1.
If enabled no highest maximum number is considered, thus any number can be specified. When disabled a maximum accepted number is provided which means numbers higher than the maximum will not be allowed.
Maximum (available when maximum is specified)
Enter the highest maximum number to accept, numbers higher than the provided value will not be accepted. Default value is 25.
Enter a regular expression to match a specific format for the entered value into this question. Useful when to restrict the type of values the user can enter. Compared to the Typed question here the regular expression might be useful to allow customized specific number formats and / or ranges and / or intervals.
For more information about what is a regular expression please refer to the Regular Expressions appendix.