Studio version 1.32.174


Here’s a summary of the latest additions/fixes to the SurveyToGo Studio. If you wish to be upgraded to the latest SurveyToGo Studio version please contact


New Features

Operational Dashboards: Added “Interviewer Performance” KPI


The Operational Dashboards feature now includes the “Interviewer Performance” KPI in the list of available KPI’s. The interviewer performance is calculated from the Quality Control Scorethat the interviewer received for the interviews:


The KPI will show you the worst and best performing interviewers for the period you choose.


Survey Design: Support for question/answer formatting!


We are happy to announce the support for color and text formatting for both questions and answers. The new formatting support allows for changing colors and bold/underline/italic for partial text and is great for highlighting specific words or part of sentences:



This will then show up on the device:



It is also possible to add an image inline with the question by clicking the “Insert image” button like so:



And then it will show up on the device:




Survey Design: Support added for “Search” in scripts


It is now possible to search for text within scripts during scripting. You will notice a new “Find” button was added to the top right corner of any script box but you can also press CTRL-F:



This will then bring up the find box and you will be able to search for text within the script:



Subsequent presses on F3 will search the same text in the script and pressing SHIFT-F3 will search backwards.


Operations: New look and feel added to the Operations Console and grid


We’ve upgraded the operations console look and feel so that it is more productive. We’ve also improved the interviews grid so that you can now group and add sub groups as necessary by dragging the column to the relevant pane:



Survey Design: Support added for F12 in scripts to go to functions definitions


When viewing a script or when scripting, it is sometimes needed to see the implementation of a function you are calling in the script. It is now possible to stand with the cursor on a function and press F12 to jump to the function implementation:



This will then open up the relevant advanced scripts/org script library, and will put you on the correct line of where the function is implemented:



Survey Design: New question type, External-List


A new question type was added to support values from external lists (see here about how to add external lists to your survey):



Survey Design: Split Single Choice Grid questions into single choice questions


It is now possible to right click on a single choice grid and select: “Split into multiple single choice questions”:



Survey Design: Ability to specify organization wide “Missing Value” default for new surveys


It is now possible to configure the missing value of any question of a new survey that is created by going to the “Tools > Settings” menu and changing the value of the General Designer > Missing value setting:




Fieldwork Management: Support added for “locking” the options screen


Sometimes you need to prevent interviewers from accessing the options screen. This is now possible with the new locking feature. You can read more about using it here.




Survey Design: Upload multiple attachments at once


We’ve upgraded the attachments uploading mechanism to allow you to upload more than one attachment at a time along with the ability to view the progress of the upload process. You can also drag and drop files to upload:



Once you press the upload button the progress is shown:




Survey Design: Upgraded image selector for answers


Selecting an image for an answer used to be a very cumbersome process. Not anymore. We’ve upgraded the screens to show you a gallery of the available images and progressively load all of them and allow you to select from the visual gallery, and even upload a new image right from there:






GPS Tracking: ‘Show Route’ can be used to show more than one interviewer on the same map


The GPS Tracking ‘Show Route’ screen was upgraded to be able to show the route of more than one interviewer on the same mape:






Field work management: Auto back-check (return to surveyor) support


In the case you have field managers who are tasked with running back-checks on interviews of their interviewers, you can configure SurveyToGo to automatically designate interviews to be “returned to surveyor” to the field manager, so that the field manager can view them and run back checks on them. The interviews for back-checking will be chosen randomly from the pool of interviews conducted by the field manager interviewers in the last 24 hours since the last cut-off time. Read more about this feature here.



Data Export: Faster export to IBM SPSS Data Collection / Dimensions


The export to IBM SPSS Data Collection format was re-written to perform up to 10x faster than in the past.



Data Export: Ability to export interviews in multiple statuses


It is now possible to export interviews of more than one status from the export wizard:




Tabulation: Ability to tabulate on Interview Status and Surveyor


We’ve upgraded the tabulation system to enable you to tabulate on the survey status field and surveyor field as well:






Survey Design: Multiple selection question export format


When exporting a multiple selection question, it is now possible to configure the question to export the variable name in the value instead of the option number by checking the box:



This will result in the data file showing the variable name as the value:






Attachment Archiving: Support archiving attachments using original file names


In the past, when archiving attachments the system would use its internal file naming convention for the names of attachments. It is now possible to tick the “Keep original file name” option during the archive process and thereby force the system to use the file name as was specified by the user:





Survey Design: Support allowing scripters to write comments when saving a survey


If you turn on the “Prompt for user comment when saving” option, the interview





Auto Back-check: Support specifying which statuses to include


When using auto-backcheck, you can now specify which statuses will be included in the interviews to be considered for auto-backchecking:



You can learn more about auto-backchecking here



Data Export: Multiple selection question that were skipped


When a multiple selection question is skipped, instead of exporting the data as “not checked” you now have the option to export it as “missing value”. Check the box to turn it on per survey:




Data Export: Reviewer user name is now included in the data output file


The user name that “Approved” the interview is now available in the data output file as an optional variable:




Bug Fixes


Studio: Fixed: Changing interviewer for an interview would not write a history entry on the interview.



Quotas: Fixed: Changing interviewer for an interview would not move the quota taken to the new interviewer


When changing the quota sheet name:


It would leave the quota names to be with the older sheet name. The has been fixed.



Reports: Fixed: “On-going usage” report would auto fetch data


When opening the “on-going usage” report, the screen would automatically fetch the data. This has been fixed and now the report opens waiting for the user to click the “Get” button.




Survey Design: Fixed: Other-specify answers would not show the textbox when in multiple columns view.



Quotas: Fixed: When a survey only contains expression quotas, open the quota management screen in the expression quota setting screen



Survey Design: Fixed: Sometimes, a coding of 1.0 would be added for an answer instead of 1


Dummy Data Generator: Fixed: Could not view-data for surveys with more than 256 variables.



Data Export (Excel): Fixed: Duration field is now exported in the format DD:HH:MM:SS which includes the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds of the duration.



Survey Design: Fixed: Question preview pane would not show the Scale “middle value text”



Survey Design: Fixed: Some built-in functions were not color coded in the scripts window.



Exporting Data: Fixed: When the survey name contained a “.” Character, the survey export file name generated an error.



Emulator: Fixed: In some cases the emulator would show the same image for questions even though they are set to show other images.



Attachment Archive: Fixed: When survey contains certain characters the archive attachments process would fail.



Emulator: Fixed: When test interviews are deleted after 10 interviews, their attachments are not deleted


Export: Fixed: In some cases Multiple Selection Grid would not export if not all topics have at least one value


Export: Fixed: In case of SPSS export with error, show correct message.


Designer: Fixed: Survey properties were not listed in alphabetical order.


Export: Fixed: In some cases with multiple selection questions (that have comments) the export to SPSS would fail.


Export: Fixed: When exporting a survey that was imported from MDD file to a format other than DDF, and that survey included a scale type question the export would fail.



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  • Fundamental Updates! Congratulations.

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  • These updates are great. Especially improving the export to SPSS. Well done!

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