What is a Nested List?
A nested list is a question type that allows administrators to have multiple levels of preset lists for the applicant to answer. Based on the selected answer from the first list, a second list will appear and an answer can be selected from that list and so on. GLM allows for up to 5 layers of lists to be created.
Nested List Restrictions
Often times, administrators would like to have an answer option of "Other". If the applicant selects this choice they would like to have a text box appear to type in their "Other". This is not possible in GLM. Nested lists can only used with predetermined lists.
The best use for nested lists is to have short answers for the applicant to choose from as shown in the screen shots above. 1 or 2 word answers show up nicely in reports and are usable. Nested lists should not be used when the list of answers is long, such a sentence for each answer option. This information will not be useful when it comes time to build reports.
Adding Nested Lists To Your Site
By default, the nested list question type is not available in you site. You will need to ask your Client Success Manager or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have this feature turned on.
Building Nested Lists
To add a nested list question type to a form follow these steps: