Multimedia questions allow you to capture multimedia files such as images, video and sounds with the built-in device multimedia components, for example:
“Please take a picture of the product”
Under the Survey Tree, this is how the Question Node looks like.
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.
Here I configured my body text to be:
“Please take a picture of the product?”
And the Surveyor Instruction Text to be:
“SURVEYOR: PLEASE MAKE SURE THE FRONT LOGO OF THE PRODUCT IS VISIBLE IN THE PICTURE”
The ‘Answers’ Tab
The answer’s tab allows you to define which type of media you would like to capture.
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:
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:
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)
*PLEASE NOTE: That Multimedia question’s do not appear as a column in the exported data file, but in a different way that will be covered in the ‘Variables And Exporting Definitions’ part
The Advanced Tab
The advanced tab allows you to set & configure more advanced properties of a question.
Common usages of the advanced tab:
- Hiding a question from the surveyor.
- Allowing\Disallowing ‘No Answer’:
Variables and Exporting Definitions
Multimedia question’s do not appear as a column in the exported data file.
Please see this tutorial that overview’s Multimedia question’s and explains how to export the captured attachments:
Furthermore, this tutorial will show you how to control the captured attachments names:
How to: Control Attachment names through script
Common Functions used to retrieve the value
These are some common functions used with this type of question:
In order to set the attachment name follow this guide:
For more functions please see the scripting guide and function library: Function Documentation