When designing a survey you would normally first script the questionnaire. Besides the script itself there are many additional settings that you can configure a survey with to determine its behavior when in the field. Most of those settings are configured through the Survey Properties.
The following guide will describe the meaning of each option in the Survey Properties.
Please note: You can set these properties for all your surveys in your organization
- Right click on the Organization Name and choose 'Organization Properties'
- Navigate to 'Default Survey Properties' tab to enable the relevant options
|On Pocket PC’s will create a shortcut on the PPC’s desktop directly to the survey. (relevant only for PPC’s)
Attachments are not moved to reports
Captured Quota Remain with original surveyor, ignore Quota Targets is assigned to Other Surveyor
|Enable this option if you are returning interviews to other surveyors, for example: supervisors, and would like the quotas to remain with the original surveyor.
Do Not Prompt Any Message On Cancel
|By default, once cancellation of a result, a pop-up message will come up informing on the interview closure – this cancels this prompt pop-up message.
Do Not Prompt Any Message On Filter
|By default, once a result gets filtered, a pop-up message will come up informing the interview closure – this cancels this prompt pop-up message.
Do not start interview if Quotas are full
|Enable if you do not want the interview to start if all the quotas are full
Invisible in List
|This will cause the survey to not be visible to the surveyors on the survey selection screen. Commonly used when working with child surveys when needing the child surveys to not be visible, but be opened only through the parent survey.
Prompt for user comment when saving survey
|This will pop up a window whenever the survey is saved (in the studio) asking to add a comment describing the changes made in the survey. The comments are visble in the "older versions" window of the survey
Prompt On Cancel
|Will prompt a pop-up warning message before you cancel a result and require you to accept or cancel the action. (Only in PC)
Prompt On Filter
|Will prompt a pop-up warning message before you filter a result and require you to accept or cancel the action. (Only in PC)
Prompt On Submit
|Will prompt a pop-up warning message before you submit a result and require you to accept or cancel the action. (Only in PC)
Watermark pictures taken with date and time
|Adds to captured during interview pictures a water mark of date and time
Watermark pictures taken with organization name
|Adds to captured during interview pictures a water mark of the organization name
Watermark pictures taken with Subject Details
|Adds to captured during interview pictures a water mark of the device index (global index) of the interview
Allow Coding to be set as '-1'
|Once enabled you should be able to set -1 to coding
Always place expression questions in independent pages
|When enabled it will make sure that all expression questions in the survey run in independent pages (similar to setting them as 'Starts a new page')
Answer/Topic ShortID use coding
|set the shortID of questions in the survey to use the coding
Disable question symbol
|When un-checked allow you to refer to a question's variable as a function's overload without using VRef (instead of the question's index). When checked- doesn't allow it, you would need to use VRef or the question's index. Changing this setting in an already scripted survey may be problematic.
Do Not Auto generate Report Index
Do not use global script library (NOT RECOMMENDED)
|Disables the usage of the global script library which is located in the ‘Library’ node within your organization tree – As this global library contains many functions which are very commonly used, this is highly not recommended.
Do not use organization script library (NOT RECOMMENDED)
|Disables the usage of the organization script library which is located in the ‘Library’ node within your organization tree – As this organization library might contains functions which are used in this survey, this is highly not recommended.
Engine Returns null for questions with data that were marked 'IsNull'
|When enabled the functions such as Answer, Contains etc will not return the value (if it was already answered and skipped).
Fast Quota Handling
Keep Previous Location Question City Search
|Will show the last city searched in location questions
ShortID as Question Index
|Will use the Short ID value from the ‘Variables’ tab of a question as an index of the question when it is displayed to the surveyor on the screen.
Treat 'ToString' as locale invariant
When enabled numbers that are not using the regular integers (1,2,3 etc.) will be treated as such.
For Example: Arabic numbers have special characters so if you are using Arabic Locale this should be enabled.
Chapter Locator (Not supported on PPC)
|Indicates the current chapter a surveyor is at, by adding a top banner with the chapter name within the running survey.
|Chapter Navigation Freely
|Allows to navigate freely between chapters after enabling the TOC feature.
|Description in Title
Do Not Scale Android Images
|Tick this option if you do not want to use the automatic resizing of an image.
|Do Not Show Num Of Question (In navigation control)
|Hides the number of the current question out of the total amount of question within the navigation control bar.
|Do not stretch survey logo
|If a logo is configured for the survey, by default it is being stretched to fill the screen – this will disable the auto-stretching.
|Enforce HTML For Mixed Answers And Topics (Recommended)
|Ticking this option will enforce HTML formatting for all Answers/Topics if one or more have HTML.
Hide Back (In navigation control)
|Hides the back button, during a survey run, disabling the possibility to go back to a previous page in the survey once continued.
|Hide Fast Fwd (In navigation control)
|Disables the Fast Fwd button on a running survey – disallowing the surveyor to fast navigate to the latest question he reached to from the beginning of the survey. (PC Surveyor)
|Hide Fast Fwd/Rewind (in navigation control- only for PC/pocketPC)
|Disables the Fast Fwd\Rewind buttons on a running survey – disallowing the surveyor to fast navigate back to the beginning of a survey and to fast navigate to the latest question he reached to from the beginning of the survey. (PC Surveyor)
|Hide Language Menu
|when enabled the 'Language' menu will not be shown on the device
|Ignore Html Formatting
|Tick this option to ignore the HTML formatting added to questions
Ignore Html In Answers And Topics
|Tick this option to ignore the HTML formatting added to Answers and Topics
|Show fast back/forward on android
|Shows the Fast Forward\Fast Rewind button on Android devices.
|Show Question Index
|Will set the question index attribute to be visible while running the survey.
|Show Question Instructions
|Hides\Shows the surveyor instructions of a question while the script is running.
|Show Serial Indicator
|Relevant only for PDA’s, not for Android\PC.
|Show Surveyor Instructions above question
|Tick this option to show the surveyor the instructions added to a question above the question text.
|Show Top Panel
|Enables the visibility of a top panel that holds a given text within the running survey. You can find an explanation about this feature over here: https://support.dooblo.net/hc/en-us/articles/211452969-How-To-Create-TOC-Table-of-Contents-
|Use Advanced Answer/Topic Alignment (Recommended)
|Ticking this option will automatically align the Answer/Topic to be the same size
|Use Advanced Image Loading (Recommended)
|Ticking this option will Load images with advanced settings to fit best.
|Use Advanced Rendering Mode (Recommended)
|Ticking this option will enable advanced setting to best fit the rendering modes.
|Auto Approval of interviews (when checked off status will be "Requires Approval")
|When enabling this option interviews will be uploaded with 'Approved' status automatically. If needed to adjust the subjects and check them prior to approving them leave this option not checked, Commonly used for QA purposes.
|Display Restricted QA Chapters inline with Regular QA Chapters
|Enable this option when there are several levels of QA teams and managers need to see all chapters inline
|Require Approval for Flagged Interviews (Status will be 'Requires Approval')
|Enable this option to upload the interviews that were flagged by Quality Control as 'Requires Approval' for further review by Quality Team
|Allow Delete Of Incomplete Interviews Only
|Tick this option if you would like to allow the surveyor to delete incomplete interviews.
|Allow Fast Subject Switching On Clients
|Enables fast switching between interviews – allowing the interviewer to conduct parallel interviews rather than conducting them in serial mode.
|Disallow Delete Results On Clients
|By default, a surveyor can delete results from his device that are not yet uploaded to the server – this disables this feature and doesn’t allow surveyors to delete results from their device.
|Disallow previewing surveys
|By default a surveyor can view the survey questionnaire, when this is enabled he will not be able to do so.
|Disallow Viewing Incomplete Interviews
|Tick this option if you do not want to allow the surveyor to view incomplete interviews.
|Disallow Viewing Interviews
|By default a surveyor can view the completed interviews (if they were not uploaded automatically), when this is enabled he will not be able to do so.
|Do Not Allow Early Completion
|By default, results that have been saved and not completed, can be set as completed by the surveyor and be uploaded to the server – this disables this features and doesn’t allow early completion.
|Do Not Allow To Modify (Completed Results)
|By default, completed results can be accessed again by the surveyor and be modified – this disables this feature and doesn’t allow a surveyor to modify a completed result.
|Do Not Show Collect Multimedia Button
|Disables the ‘Attachment’ button, disallowing surveyor to view the multimedia attachments they have collected during the interview
|Do not show 'Quota' tab on Device
|When enabled the surveyor will not be able to see the Quota tab on the device.
|Hide Child Survey Menu/Button
|Disables the ‘Child Survey’ button within the running survey, disallowing a surveyor to open an attached child survey by himself.
|Hide Return To Me Button (Does not affect Emulator)
|Used to transfer incomplete interviews from one device to another – for more details please contact: email@example.com.
|Hide Yellow Note Button (Does not affect Emulator)
|Disables the ‘Note’ button within a running survey, disallowing surveyors to take notes within the survey with the yellow ‘Note’ feature.
|Request Interviewer Comment when stopping interview
|When enabled each time the surveyor will stop an interview he will be prompt to enter a comment why they stopped the interview
|Show Interview stop comment in interviews list
|When enabled the comment entered for a stopped interview will be shown.
|Show sound recorder bar (Android only)
|Displays the sound recording bar throughout the survey. (Android only)
|Show take picture menu action (Android only)
|Enables a quick image capturing button on the Android interface, allowing taking a picture directly from the menu while conducting a survey.
|Take picture menu action take multiple pictures (Android only)
|Enables a quick image capturing button on the Android interface, allowing taking multiple pictures directly from the menu while conducting a survey.
|Take picture menu action take multiple pictures (Android Only)
|When enabled the surveyor will be able to take multiple pictures one after the other using the picture menu
|User cannot modify filtered subjects
|Disables the option for the surveyor to modify filtered results that are still on his device and have not yet been uploaded to the server.
|Allow Duplicate Coding For Topics/Answers
|Tick this option to allow duplicate answer coding (relevant mostly for exporting purposes)
|Allow Duration and visit for empty Questions
|when enabled Empty Questions which usually display text to read will capture duration and number of visits
|Do not accept interviews and attachments if rejected by supervisor
|Not yet Applicable
|Do not accept interviews and attachments once survey mode is set to close
|Choose this option if you do not want to accept interviews after the survey has been set to 'Closed'
|Lock Answer Automatic Coding
|Tick this option if you would like the coding to be set automatically without changing its value.
|Multi Selection Questions default to Export Null as Missing
|Tick this option to export null as missing in multiple selection questions.
|Use Coding Format For Iteration Export
|Relevant for loop chapter iterated by scale, when this option is checked the exported file will use the iteration index. When unchecked will use the iteration name
|Use Extended (Review and Report) Answer/Topic Texts
|When enabled it will display the Answer/Topic text, if Review & Report Text are different).
|Do Not Print Question Numbers
|Disable printing of question numbers when printing the survey to different formats.
|Print Question Rules
|Enables the rules of the question to be printable when printing the survey to different formats. Including Entrance, Validation and Jump rules. (Does not include Start\End scripts)
|Print Question Scripts
|Enabled the scripts of the questions to be printable when printing the survey to different formats.
|Extended Screen Answer Column Count (Survey Default 2)
|Set the number of columns to show for the Answers
|Extended Screen Topic Column Count (Survey Default 2)
|Set the number of columns to show for the Topics
|When checked the Extended Screen feature will be enabled for the survey
|Show Answer Images
|When enabled the Answer images will be displayed
|When enabled the Answers will be displayed
|Show Answers Above Topics
|When enabled the Answers will show above the Topics
|Show Answers Summary
|When enabled a summary of the answers chosen will be displayed
|When enabled the instructions will be displayed
|Show Question Texts
|When enabled the Question Texts will be displayed
|Show Topic Images
|When enabled the Topic images will be displayed
|When enabled the Topics will be displayed
|Replace Topic Variables in Multi Topics Questions With Dimensions Variable
|Enable this option when exporting an imported survey from Dimensions to export the dimensions variable
|Show in Reviewer: CustomFields
|By default we do not display the Custom Fields in the Reviewer in operations console when enabled the filed will be shown. Read more about Custom Fields here