FORMS: Rank Data from User Input

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Hello Gurus! re:

I'm creating an online survey and one of the questions asks people to
rank 5 characteristics in order of importantce. I'm not too sure how
to do this effieciently.

Currently I am using a pull down menu with all 5 options in each pull
down like this:

Should I just assign a number for each characteritic and then the
database field will storee the data like this: 2,5,1,3,4


This isn't making a lot of sense right now.

Any advice or comments on how to do this better or improve on my own
strategy would be greatly appreciated!


Re: FORMS: Rank Data from User Input

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Since you don't have that many options, I would maybe do it instead with 5
radio buttons on the left hand side, and then the options on the right hand
side... kinda like:

1   2   3   4   5
O  O  O  O  O  Item 1
O  O  O  O  O  Item 2
O  O  O  O  O  Item 3
O  O  O  O  O  Item 4
O  O  O  O  O  Item 5

So your radio buttons under #1 all share the same name, but a different

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