Empty Question

Empty Question

Overview

Empty Questions are usually used for displaying a text and\or embedding multimedia in order to display\play it.
"Please have a close look on the attached picture, in the next section you would be asked about it"

Question's Node

Under the Survey Tree, this is how the Question Node looks like.


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.


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:

"Please have a close look on the attached picture, in the next section you would be asked about it"

And I have attached a picture and configured it to display in the question's body.


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)


The Advanced Tab

The advanced tab allows you to set & configure more advanced properties of a question.
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How To Show Pictures In Empty Questions)


Common usages of the advanced tab:

  • Hiding a question from the surveyor.

  • Randomization of Answers\Topics:

  • Configuration of Attachments and Image Properties:


Variables and Exporting Definitions

Empty question do not appear in the export, as they do not have answers – therefore, an empty column has no meaning.

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