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How to add hint text for text entry for multi-language survey

Roieopsteam Qubie ✭
edited July 13 in Custom Code


I have a 7 language survey.

Few questions include a text entry that pops up once a response is checked.

For the hint text of the text entry, I'm using the following code:

Qualtrics.SurveyEngine.addOnload(function() {

var qid = this.questionId;

var placeholder1 = 'Please specify';

var placeholder2 = 'Please specify';

jQuery('#' + qid + ' .InputText')[0].setAttribute('placeholder',placeholder1);

jQuery('#' + qid + ' .InputText')[1].setAttribute('placeholder',placeholder2);


The issue is that "please specify" is the hint text to all languages which is not optimal.

How do I solve it and add hint text per language?


Best Answer

  • ahmedA
    ahmedA India Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Qualtrics.SurveyEngine.addOnReady(function () {
        let lang = "${e://Field/Q_Language}",
        switch (lang) {
            case "EN-GB":
                placeholder_text = "Please Specify";
            case "ES-ES":
                placeholder_text = "Something else";
                placeholder_text = "Default Text that doesn't match any language";
            .forEach((tb) => (tb.placeholder = placeholder_text));