The Question Design Window in SurveyToGo

Overview

SurveyToGo has numerous question types and they are all added and configured in the survey designer in a very similar way. In this guide we will go over the common elements to questions design and mention where they may differ (so you can refer to the specific question type for its specific elements).

Question's Node

Each question type will have its own icon representing its type under the Survey Tree. This is how the Tree looks like and you can see the various Question icons per their type

The Tab's

Each question has a set of tabs; each tab is used for different configurations – let's go over the tab's.

The View Tab

In the view tab you can configure the basic components of a question, such as its body text and its answers.

Question Type & General Settings

In the main panel, you can set the questions type, its textual color and formatting.

In the bottom panel, you can Clear the questions content, add a new question of the same type right after the current one and quickly navigate between questions.

The 'Question' Tab

Under the question's tab, within the View tab, you can define the Questions Body Text and the surveyors instructions if any.

Defining The Questions Text

The text written in the question's tab box is the body text that will be displayed to the surveyor.

The surveyor instruction box, allows you to configure textual instructions for the surveyor that will be formatted differently than the body text.


For Example:

Here I configured my body text to be:

"What is your gender?"

And the Surveyor Instruction Text to be:

"SURVEYOR: DO NOT READ OUT ANSWER OPTIONS"

The 'Answers' Tab

The answer's tab allows you to define the questions answers, set their visual rendering, edit and configure them.

Defining the Questions Answers    

Answers can be added in various ways, for example:

  • Writing the answer's text in the given text field, and hitting 'Enter' or the 'Add' button.
  • Defining an Answer Scale. (For more information about answer scales please refer to the Relevant Guide )
  • Using the Multi-Add feature. (How To Add Multiple Answers and Update Them at once)

The index column represents the position order of the answer in the answers list which is given automatically by the system and is then used when referring to answers values with functions
The 'Edit' button for the scale allows you to jump directly to the scale's editing mode.
The 'Edit' button for the answer allows you to edit its text.
The 'Properties' button allows you to configure the selected answers properties. 
(Such as:
How to configure an Exclusive Answer in Multi Selection Questions and How to configure an Other Specify answer)

Note: Grid questions have another tab next to the Answers tab that is dedicated to defining the topics

Rendering Modes

The rendering panel allows you to render your answer visual rendering in different ways, for example:

  • Displaying the answers in multiple columns
  • Rendering the answers as a selection list or as an auto-complete list.
  • Configuring the minimum & maximum selections.
  • Saving the click order of the selections (Will be reviewed in the exporting part)
  • Setting the space between answers\rows.

And other options depending on the question type.

Note: Various question types can have different options in this view.


The Rules Tab

In the rules tab you can define Entrance Rules, Validation Rules and Branching rules.


For more detail please see the following tutorials and refer to the scripting guide:

Survey Logic Video Series

How to create Entrance Rules

How to create Validation Rules

How to create Branching Rules

The Scripts Tab

In the Script's tab you can define your questions Start Script, End Script and enter the advanced scripts for defining more complex functions.

For more detail about Start, End and Advanced scripts, please see the following tutorials and refer to the scripting guide:

How to create Start\End Scripts

How To use functions across a script using the Advanced Scripts section

The Variables Tab

The Variables Tab is used for configuring variable related properties of a question.

  • Variable Name: is the name of the column representing this question when exporting.
  • Missing Value: is the value that this question will get if it was not answered or skipped.
  • Short ID: Is a short name that is used for ease of readability and is viewable in the Survey Tree next to the Question Index – Short ID's can also be used as a basis for variable names, please see: How to work with QRef's & Short ID's

Variable names can be referenced instead of Indexes by using the correct functions. (Basic Introduction to using VRef and VarName)

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The Advanced Tab

The Advanced Tab allows more specific advanced configurations

Related Links

For more functions please see the scripting guide and function library: Function Documentation

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