Input masks in fill gaps items


You can help your students or candidates to correctly answer a question by adding input masks to the text input fields.

AssessmentQ provides the possibility to add either standard or custom input masks.

Standard input masks

You can choose the following standard input masks:

Input mask Description Example
* Whole number 3 or 13 564
*,* Decimal number 1,1 or 1,23456
*,# Decimal number with one decimal place 1,1
*,## Decimal number with two decimal places 1,23
*,### Decimal number with three decimal places 1,234
*,## % Percentage with 2 decimal places 99,5%
€ *,## Currency (in Euro) with 2 decimal places €50,00
DD/MM/YYYY Date 29/01/2019
DD-MM-YYYY Date 29-01-2019
YYYYMMDD Date 20190129
HH:mm Time in hours and minutes 05:30

Custom input masks

You can create your own custom input mask with a prefix or suffix of your choice.

For example: *,## kg

Use the following mask placeholders to create your custom input mask:

Placeholder Description
* Whole number
# One digit number
*,* Decimal number
*,# Decimal number with one decimal place
*,## Decimal number with two decimal places
DD Day
MM Month
HH hour
mm minutes

Rules for custom input masks

When creating custom input masks, take into account the following rules:

  • To be able to use a mask placeholder (D,M,Y,H,m,* or #) as prefix or suffix in your custom input mask, you need to protect this character by means of “\” .
    Example: *,## \m for 3,14m 
  • A * cannot be followed by another mask placeholder. 
    For example: *## is not allowed, use ##* instead. 
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