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The star column type used as a rating tool

1) Text vs. Numeric Value

The Star column type records the number of stars in text: 1 star is recorded as "one" rather than "1". Can we store the number of stars as a numeric value? It makes sense in surveys.

2) Eliminate the "empty" rating

What's the point of having "empty" or zero stars while we already have blank? Five levels of rating should be enough in stead of six.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @CeliaC

    I hope you're well and safe!

    A workaround could be to use Start Emojis in a dropdown list.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Label 1

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Label 2

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Label 3

    ⭐️⭐️ Label 2

    ⭐️ Label 1

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • CeliaC
    CeliaC ✭✭

    Hi Andree,

    When I use star emojis as a dropdown list, the data is stored as an emoji. So it doesn't work around the issues with the Star Symbol column type.

    My post was an idea. If you find it useful, please vote it up!