Survey Properties Overview
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.
The Accept Multimedia option determines if you allow the capturing of Pictures, Sound and Video through the multimedia questions and/or add attachments to a survey. By default it is checked so attachments additions to a survey are allowed (through the multimedia questions or a manual attaching of a file to the survey through the Attach button on the device). As attachments added to a survey consume storage space you can decide to disallow this for a specific survey by un checking this option.
Attachments are not moved to reports
Do Not Autogenerate Report Index
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:
Indicates the current chapter a surveyor is at, by adding a top banner with the chapter name within the running survey.
Review (Status will be Pending Review)
This will make results conducted on this survey to be set to the status of ‘Requires Approval’ automatically once uploaded to the server and will require manual change through the operation console in order to set these results to ‘Approved’ status.
Commonly used for QA purposes.
Description in Title
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.
On Pocket PC’s will create a shortcut on the PPC’s desktop directly to the survey. (relevant only for PPC’s)
Show Question Index
Will set the question index attribute to be visible while running the survey.
Short ID 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.
Show Serial Indicator
Relevant only for PDA’s, not for Android\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.
Prompt On Cancel
Will prompt a pop-up warning message before you cancel a result and require you to accept or cancel the action.
Prompt On Filter
Will prompt a pop-up warning message before you filter a result and require you to accept or cancel the action.
Do Not Prompt Any Message On Cancel
By default, once cancelation of a result, a pop-up warning message will come up and require you to accept or cancel the action – this cancels this prompt pop-up message.
Do Not Prompt Any Message On Filter
By default, once a result gets filtered, a pop-up warning message will come up and require you to accept or cancel the action – this cancels this prompt pop-up message.
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 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.
Hide Return To Me Button
Used to transfer incomplete interviews from one device to another – for more details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hide Yellow Note Button
Disables the ‘Note’ button within a running survey, disallowing surveyors to take notes within the survey with the yellow ‘Note’ feature.
Do Not Show Collect Multimedia Button
Disables the ‘Attachment’ button, disallowing surveyor to view the multimedia attachments they have collected during the interview
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.
Chapter Navigate Freely
Allows to navigate freely between chapters after enabling the TOC feature.
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.
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/Rewind
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 Fast Fwd
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)
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.
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)
Do Not Print Question Numbers
Disable printing of question numbers when printing the survey to different formats.
Show Question Instructions
Hides\Shows the surveyor instructions of a question while the script is running.
Hide Child Surveys Menu/Button
Disables the ‘Child Survey’ button within the running survey, disallowing a surveyor to open an attached child survey by himself.
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.
Do not use global script library
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
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.
Show Sound Recorder Bar
Displays the sound recording bar throughout the survey. (Android only)
Show Take Picture Menu Item
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
Enables a quick image capturing button on the Android interface, allowing taking multiple pictures directly from the menu while conducting a survey.
Show Fast Back/Fwd on Android
Shows the Fast Forward\ Fast Rewind button on Android devices.
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.
Use question’s short id as basis for answer/topic variables
Configures the naming of answer\topic variables to have a basis from the short id of the question.
Use question’s short id and id as basis for answer/topic variables
An upgraded feature from the one above,
Configures the naming of answer\topic variables to have a basis from the short id of the question and the inner ID of the question.
(Useful for Tracker surveys, Recommended and more safe than the other feature)