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11 years 2 months ago #90124 by dirend
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How can I remove a question i have added to a survey.
This might be a simple thing but i can't find how to do it.
Can anyone please help me?
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11 years 2 months ago - 11 years 2 months ago #90131 by Ben_V
Replied by Ben_V on topic Remove a question from a survey
Hello,
  1. If you have already responses, export them with the "vv file" export feature available in the result tab of the survey
  2. desactivate the survey
  3. select the question & remove it (red cross icon)
  4. reactivate
Your old answers will be automatically saved in a separate table and you will start with a fresh empty one...
If you want to reimport them you have to manipulate the data (table or vv file) because you'll get an extra column (deleted question)
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11 years 2 months ago #90135 by dirend
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Thank you benitov!
I didn't realize that the survey was active in the time i wanted to delete a question.
Thank you for your help again! :)
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11 years 2 months ago #90178 by DenisChenu
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You can set "condition equation" to 0 to remove a question (or use "allways hide this question attribute)

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11 years 2 months ago #90299 by Sander
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Ben,

Is this also possible with a answer?

Regards,
Sander
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11 years 2 months ago #90314 by Ben_V
Replied by Ben_V on topic Remove a question from a survey

Is this also possible with a answer?

Sorry I don't understand what do you exactly want to know... how to delete an answer?
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11 years 2 months ago #90332 by Sander
Replied by Sander on topic Remove a question from a survey
No. I mean the following.

1. What is your age?
Choose one of the following, answers
A 0-10
B 10 to 20
C 20-30
D 30-40
E 40 +

-When a number of people to choose answer A
-After a while answer option A removed.
-What happens to the people who answer A then chose?
-How can I unhide these answers?
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11 years 2 months ago - 11 years 2 months ago #90338 by Ben_V
Replied by Ben_V on topic Remove a question from a survey
If you have vv files, you can merge those files without any problem because answer options appears as a result (inside the table) and not as a row or column label.. In other words adding and removing answer options is not changing the table structure...
The problem is that the final data analysis for this question may be unclear if an answer option was not available during all the time.

/!\ If in addition of removing answer options you have canceled another question, remember that you have to edit (adapt) the first vv file, removing the corresponding column, because the 2 first lines (headings) of the vvfile have to be 100% similar to be marged & reimported. More info here .
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11 years 2 months ago #90345 by Sander
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Thanks for your reply.
But is this also possible with answers en not the heading ?
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11 years 2 months ago #90348 by Ben_V
Replied by Ben_V on topic Remove a question from a survey
A proposed by Denis (see your other similar post), try to (re)add the answer option deleted before working on the results.

Remember that you don't have to desactivate your survey for this (because when you desactivate & reactivate a survey, a new answer table is created and old answers are stored in a separate table)

Another approach could be to let your answer in place and hide it using javascript....

Benoît

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11 years 2 months ago #90349 by Sander
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Thanks Ben!

The last option might be the solution.
But where can i find that separate table ?
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11 years 2 months ago - 11 years 2 months ago #90352 by Ben_V
Replied by Ben_V on topic Remove a question from a survey
For the last option (hide an answer option) you don't have to manage tables* only use javascript with a code similar than:
Code:
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
  $(document).ready(function() {
    $('#javatbd14254X295X2205nc').hide();  
  });
</script>
You have to look to the source code of your survey and adapt this snippet, with correct question type (radio, dropdown etc...) and IDs (search at the doc for SGQA code)

*Answer tables present in the database:
For current answers (active survey): "lime_survey_10000"
For old answers (includes date of desactivation): "lime_old_survey_10000_20121217110331"

Benoît

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