If a candidate enters the incorrect data type in the Answer Option, a Response Validation error message appears.
If you select Text for the data Type, candidates are allowed to enter both letters and numbers in the fill in the blank answer field. The Response Validation error message does not appear when candidates enter numbers into a Text data type Answer Option field.
The Whitespace drop-down list allows you to define how space characters should be treated when evaluating candidate responses in the Fill in the Blank item. Whitespace only applies to the Text data type. When Integer or Decimal are selected, whitespace is disabled.
|Preserve||All space characters entered are considered when evaluating a candidate's response. No spaces are ignored.|
|RemoveLeadingAndTrailing||Ignores all leading and trailing spaces in candidate responses.|
|Normalize||Ignore leading and trailing spaces and replaces two consecutive space characters with a single space in candidate responses.|
|RemoveAll||Ignore all spaces when evaluating candidate responses.|
Control Case Sensitivity
The CaseSensitive drop-down list allows you to define how to evaluate the candidate response using case sensitivity. CaseSensitive only applies to the Text data type. When Integer or Decimal are selected, casesensitive is disabled.
|Yes||The response is case sensitive. The candidate must use the exact capitalization specified in the Fill in the blank field.|
|No||The response is not case sensitive.|
You can add data restrictions to further define what type of data may be entered into an Answer Option.