Ranking/Sum Check Validation Overview

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The subsequent pages provides information regarding how to insert a ranking validation, used to enforce that no single ranking is used more than once, and a sum check validation, which ensures that entered values sum to a defined total.  NOTE: Implementing the code provided in this article is supported in Classic/Default template surveys, as it relies on the prototype JavaScript library.  The specific code listed here cannot be implemented in a survey utilizing the Responsive template.  

Here is an example of a ranking question:


Here is an example of a sum check question:


Ranking and sum check validation is normally performed using a group of questions that are part of a question table. Ranking and sum check validation requires that the datatype of the questions be “Whole Numbers” or “Whole Numbers >= 0” and the display type of the questions be “Text Field” or “Select One – Poplist”.