Question Type: Duration Field



Duration fields describe a measure of time. For example, a timesheet would use a duration field to record the number of hours an employee has worked.

A sample is shown below on an iOS device:


Form Builder

In the Form Builder, the Duration Field question type appears as shown below:


The Question Edit screen for this question type has three tabs: General, Properties, and Help OptionsClosed Help Options are ways to add help content, such as YouTube videos, web pages, text, or images, to questions in a form. Mobile users simply tap the help icon next to a question to see the help that the form designer provided.. This article will go through each of the tabs.



Unique ID

The Unique IDClosed A Unique ID refers to the specific identifier of a question, form page, form section, or Data Destination. Unique IDs are used as reference points when pulling data for conditional logic, Analytics projects, Data Destinations, and Documents. is the reference for the question. For more information on Unique IDs, read: Overview: Unique IDs. It can either be auto-generated based on the question text, or customized.

Data Types

Data Types control what kind of information can be considered an answer to the question. The Duration Field question type only accepts one Data Type: Duration.


Restrictions control how your mobile users interact with a question. They can be set on the question itself or controlled by Conditional Logic.

The following table shows which restrictions you can set for the question type. Note that:

  • indicates a restriction that you can configure.

  • * indicates a restriction that is always on.

  • ✘* indicates a restriction that is always off.

Required Read-Only Hidden on Device Hidden on Reports

Keep question width to 100%

(Side-by-Side SectionsClosed Side-by-Side Sections display questions and answers in a condensed, two-column layout. This can make it easier and faster for field users to scan, complete, and confirm the answers in a form. only)

Duration Field


Properties allow you to set up your question in various ways. As the Duration Field uses only one data type, its Properties are limited:

  • Precision: Determines what unit of measurement is used (Hours, Hours and Minutes, Minutes, Minutes and Seconds, Seconds)
  • Min/Max Value: Set a value beyond which the form cannot be submitted.
  • Default Value: Set a value that will show up as the initial answer to a question.

Help Options

Adding "Help" content to forms gives mobile users access to support and other resources out in the field. Help content is available to users through a button embedded beside a question. Any question in the form can include a link to YouTube videos, web pages, or work instructions.

For more information on Help Content, please read: Add Help Options to Questions