Sometimes when you're setting up a "Collect Information" step, you already have a list of the possible answers you'd like your users to select from for a Multiple Choice (select one answer) or Checkbox (select zero, one, or multiple answers) field.

CityGrows allows you to upload a .csv file of answers, to save yourself a lot of typing when setting up a new workflow. Have a long list of dog breeds, business types, or other list you need to include in your workflow? Here's how to get them into a multiple choice or checkbox field:

1. Make the answer list into a .csv (comma separated value) file. You can do this by creating a one-column Excel spreadsheet. Just make sure it's set up so that's it's one answer per line. Here's an example of how you'd set this up for a list of U.S. State abbreviations. Don't include a column header or description. Be sure to export as a .csv (not an Excel file).

2. Set up your new question inside a CityGrows "Collect Information" step. When you select "Multiple choice" or "checkbox" as a field type, you'll now see the "Upload .CSV" option at the bottom of that field.

Select the .csv file you've exported, and upload it.

3. Check it out - all of those answers are now available in your multiple choice field! If you need to start over, just hit the "Clear all" link and they'll be removed. Also, you can edit each answer individually once they've been uploaded. Here's hoping this makes your workflow setup even easier. And don't forget - your edits won't be live until you click the "Publish changes" button at upper right of your edit screen. Here's an example of how the field looks after all the state abbreviations have been added.

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