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1 week 6 days ago #265788 by mi_for
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Hi All,

I know that there is the possibility to have visible categories in dropdown fields.
Like:
Animals
  Cats
  Dogs
  Horses
Plants
  Pine Tree
  Sunflower
...
I know how to do it with js (following one of joffm's tutorials) and an array(texts) question. I now have a dual scale where there is a setting to use dropdowns. Is there an easy way to also have this multilevel design with categories here?
I also saw in the manual that "in theory" with normal dropdown lists there should be a setting called "Category separator (category_separator)" but in my settings of the List (dropdown) question type I cannot find this setting, and neither in my dual matrix qestion type.

Any quick ideas?  Otherwise I will resort to implement joffm's suggestions, which works well, but is a bit heavy on coding.

Cheers,
Michael

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1 week 6 days ago #265790 by Joffm
Replied by Joffm on topic Multilevel dropdown with dual scale
Hi,
in my opinion not.
And for good reason.
This question type is designed to evaluate an object on two dimensions.
Standard example: importance vs. satisfaction.
And there are no categories here.

But you apparently don't want that. In your case, there are only two independent columns of a matrix.

but is a bit heavy on coding.

Pardon, what is "heavy? The code itself is shown here nearly a hundred times. You only have to copy/paste it and change the items.

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1 week 5 days ago #265815 by mi_for
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Thanks for the (as always) quick and helpful response.

I agree that it might not be that heavy, but with roughly 40 items in the dropdown the WYSIWYG editor is a bit easier.

Anyway, thanks again.

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1 week 5 days ago #265817 by DenisChenu
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My opinion :

1. It's a good feature request to do : community.limesurvey.org/feature-request/
2. It can already be done with Question Theme : manual.limesurvey.org/Question_themes (but have the theme in core for 1 are great too)

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