I would like to create a multiple choice checkbox question in Google Forms with a 'None of the above' option and validate that if that option is selected, none of the other options are selected.

For example:

Choose your favourite fruits:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • None of the above

I can't see how to perform that sort of validation using the built-in validation options. Is there a way of performing such validation at data entry time?

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On Google Forms there isn't a way to do that validation. The alternative is to change your questions, maybe use a multiple choice (radio button) asking do you like any of these fruits? . If the respondents select Yes send them to a checkbox question, if they select No, send the to another section or submit the form.

  • Pity, It complicates the survey with additional questions None of the above options are common in other survey tools but I prefer using Google Forms
    – MymsMan
    May 26, 2019 at 12:36

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