Invalid Answer - You must complete the question before submitting (Pick Many)

Jul 28, 2016

I created a simply "Pick Many" quiz question with 2 correct answers.  The problem is... after I click Submit, the Invalid Answer - You must complete the question before submitting screen appears.  I did right click on all of my images and "Button Set" is set to "None".  I did ungroup all of my images.

Try Again, Incorrect, or Correct do not display.

Currently, I only have one trigger, which states:

  • Action = Submit Interaction
  • Interaction = Pick Many 1 (I'm not sure where the "1" came from or why it's there.
  • When = User clicks
  • Object = Submit Button

Any assistance you can provide in helping me would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance for your assistance!


10 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Andrea!

Thanks for sharing your file and allowing me to take a look. I'm not experiencing an issue with your course. It works as you've designated in the Form View by selecting the correct text boxes below the images.

Based on the slide view - I assume you actually want the users to select the images vs the text. Is that correct?

You can update the 'correct' answers in the form view. 

Andrea L

Thank you Leslie.  Yes, you are correct. I want them to select images (or text).

The issue occurred when selecting "Submit".  I got the Invalid Answer - You must complete the question before submitting screen.  I redid the slide a couple of times and it finally worked, but I don't know what I did differently. 

Michael Hinze

The Submit interaction trigger expects at least one answer choice to be in Selected state. However, you set all items to a custom state (Click on) when clicked. So, when the Submit button is clicked NONE of the items is Selected, which triggers the error message you see.

Tom Fowler

Just to add to this - I was using a slider to change a few object states to selected in a freeform pick one. I didn't realise that the slider has a selected state too, so I kept getting the same error. The workaround is to delete the selected state for the slider, and the submit button if you're using one.