5
Aug
Piping and Masking
Piping and Masking are now available on QuickSurveys!

We’re happy to announce the addition of Piping and Masking to the QuickSurveys platform. For those of you new to the terminology, piping is used to transfer data between a source question and a target question, where selected answers in the source question will be added to the question text of the target question. Masking is then used to transfer data between a source question and a target question, where selected answers in the source question will be added as answer options in the target question. So why are these new features important? They offer more ways to customize the survey experience for your respondents! It makes it easy for respondents to answer follow-up questions based on answer selections they’ve made by reminding them of what those answers were. This way, only relevant information is displayed. Ready to learn how to use these features? Here we go…

How to add Piping:

Step 1: Start by opening the page of your survey that contains the question you want to add the piping to, and click the pencil (edit) icon in the top right corner. (NOTE: You cannot add piping to the first page of a survey.) pageselection Step 2: Once the edit view is open, click ADD PIPE/MASK on the right-hand side under Options to open the feature window. pipe_screenshot1a_smaller Step 3: Next, select the page containing the question you want to pipe answer(s) from, then select the questionIn the example below, page 2 is opened and page 1, question 1 is selected to pipe answers from. pipe_screenshot2_smaller Step 4:  Under Select the connection type, click piping. Once piping is selected, use the text field to insert {pipe} where the answer(s) from your previous source question will be piped into the target question. (shown above) Step 6: Once {pipe} is added in its place within the question text, click the Add button to commit the function. Step 7: With the pipe/mask window now closed, click the Save option in the lower-right corner of the screen. Step 8: Make sure to preview your survey to ensure your pipe is working correctly.

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How to add Masking:

Step 1: Start by opening the page of your survey that contains the question you want to add the masking to, and click the pencil (edit) icon in the top right corner. (NOTE: You cannot add piping to the first page of a survey.) pageselectionmasking Step 2: Once the edit view is open, click ADD PIPE/MASK on the right-hand side under Options to open the feature’s window. mask_screenshot1b_smaller Step 3: Next, select the page containing the question you want answer selections  to be masked in to, then select the question. In the example below, page 3 is open and page 1, question 1 are selected. mask_screenshot2_smaller Step 4:  Under Select the connection type, click masking and click the Update button to commit the function. Step 5: With the pipe/mask window now closed, you’ll now notice the answers from the source question listed in dark grey. This shows that only applicable answer selections will be masked into this question. Click the Save option in the lower-right corner of the screen. mask_screenshot3_smaller Step 5: Make sure to preview your survey to ensure your pipe is working correctly.   Ready to try this out for yourself? Log in now, or sign up here!

Have additional questions? Please consult our FAQs. Have even more questions? Contact our help desk team here.

 

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