In multi-question forms, it can be convenient to mention a respondent's answer to an earlier question. Answer piping allows you to insert input fields (answers to questions), but also calculated fields or hidden fields into another part of your form. Answer piping, or recalling information helps making your forms more personal and smart. It is available to all Tally users for free.

You can mention any of the following values in your form:

You can mention values in/on:

  • Text
  • Titles
  • Questions
  • Labels
  • Thank you pages

How to get started with answer piping?

The most common use case of answer piping is to mention a respondent's name to address that person personally in the form.

To do this, firstly you need to ask the respondent's name. In this example we used a label in combination with a short answer input block.


To mention the name of the respondent later in the form, type '@' and a menu with the possible mentions will appear. Choose an input field from the dropdown menu or just type the name of the field you would like to mention.


If your name question is not required and the respondent does not enter his or her name, you can add a default value by clicking on the mentioned value:


Preview your form and fill out your name to see the result. Try it out in the embedded form below.