Version 3.6 and above.
Directional events are events in which you
can direct users to specific questions (skipping questions)
depending on how they answer the current question.
For example, let's say you have the following
- What animal do you like better?
- Why do you like dogs better than cats?
- What do you like the most about dogs?
- Why do you like cats better than dogs?
- What do you like the most about cats?
If the individual chooses the answer Cats
for question 1, you surely don't want to ask them question 2 or question
3. In this case, you can direct the individual to question 4 and skip
questions 2 and 3.
In order to direct users, you have to define
the question number that you want to direct the individual to.
This will be done in the answer box or the
other choices box using the method:
The ==> is the marker to tell
EventHandler that it is going to direct to a specific question.
If you do not want to direct them to a specific
questions, and you just want them to move onto the next question, you won't use
the ==> marker.
Below is an example of how you would setup a question
so it would be directional.
The above would produce a question that would look
What color is the sky? *
In the example above, if the individual were to select Blue as an answer
to the question, they would be directed to question 6.
If they were to select Red, they would be directed to
question 4. If they
would to select Green, they would be directed to question 9. If they were
to choose Orange, they would move on to the following question by default,
would be question 2.
- You cannot redirect to the end of a survey
without asking a final question. For example, if you have 10
questions, you always have to ask question 10.
We suggest you use something like a comment box for your final question.
We are working on changing this in a future version.
- EventHandler is not designed to direct in a
backwards fashion. It is designed to direct forwards only. In other words,
you do not want to direct to questions 1 through 4 if you are at question 5.
You should only redirect to questions 6 and above.
We have successfully tested events backwards however we cannot guarantee
they will work perfectly. Try it if you like. If it works, let
- You should not direct the individual to a
question that they have already been directed to previously. If you do, it can have an adverse affect on
your data and totals.
- Your marker must always be 2 equal signs
followed by a greater than sign such as ==>.
- Only one question can be asked per page using