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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62681

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Yes, this is always the case. LS needs to generate new group and question IDs because you may already have those IDs in your database from other surveys.
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62684

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Hi again!

Your help is excellent and highly appreciated. Now I have a slightly different question/problem...

In another question, I'd like to use previous answers to limit subsequent answering options, however, not appearing as a row but as a column. Is that possible as well? Or do you know a workaround for that as well?
Attached you can find a screenshot that might clarify my question…

Thanks a lot!
Marie
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62700

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Hmm, tricky, I'll have to give that some thought. Can you attach a short sample survey for me to test?
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62712

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Hi Tony,

I activated the test survey I'm using.

www.panel.statista.com/befragung/admin/a...oup&sid=64137&gid=38

survey ID 64137
Question group ID 38

Is that what you're asking for?
Unfortunately, it's in German. In case of any language barrier, let me know, I’ll try to get an English version…

Salut,
Marie
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62730

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That survey requires logging in. It would be easier if you could attach an export of a sample survey. That way I wouldn't need to create a survey to test.
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62733

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Ah ok, got you.
Here's the exported survey sample ...
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62745

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Okay, add the following script to the source of the multiple-options question (or its help). Replace "MM" with the multiple-options question ID and "AA" with the array question ID (line 7).

The script assigns column-specific classes to the answer cells and answer headers of the array question. Then it loops through all checkboxes in the multiple-options question and if they aren't checked, hides the corresponding column elements in the array question.

There is also a listener on the multiple-options checkboxes so the script can be used to filter the columns of the array dynamically (without hiding the multiple-options question). It was unclear from your description whether or not you wanted to hide the multiple-options question, so I didn't.
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
 
	$(document).ready(function() {
 
		// Call the column  handling function
		// Params - the IDs of the checkbox question and the array question
		handleCols(MM, AA);
 
		function handleCols(qCheckbox, qArray) {
 
			// Assign column-specific classes to answer cells of the "column" question
			$('#question'+qArray+' table.question thead th').each(function(i){
				$(this).addClass('ansCol'+i+'');
			});
			$('#question'+qArray+' table.question tbody').each(function(i){
				$('td', this).each(function(i){
					$(this).addClass('ansCol'+i+'');
				});
			});
 
			// Initially hide or show array columns depending on checkboxes
			hideShow(qCheckbox, qArray);
 
			// A listener on the checkboxes to hide or show array columns depending on checkboxes
			$('#question'+qCheckbox+' input.checkbox').click(function(){
				hideShow(qCheckbox, qArray);
			});
		}
 
		// A function to hide or show columns depending on checkboxes in a multi-opt question
		function hideShow(qCheckbox, qArray) {
 
			// Loop through all multi-opt checkboxes
			$('#question'+qCheckbox+' input.checkbox').each(function(i){
				if($(this).attr('checked') == true) {
					$('#question'+qArray+' .ansCol'+i+'').show();
				}
				else {
					$('#question'+qArray+' .ansCol'+i+'').hide();
					$('#question'+qArray+' .ansCol'+i+' input[type="checkbox"]').attr('checked', false);
				}
			});
		}
 
	});
 
</script>

Here is a sample survey with the script in the source of the first question help text in the first group (the multiple-options question help text). You will need to change the question IDs in line 7 of the script to match those in your survey after importing (group and question IDs get changed in the import process). I also put a condition on the array so it only appears if there are checked boxes in the multiple-options question.

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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62802

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Hi Tony!

I’m truly sorry for being that imprecise! In the test survey our solution works perfectly, however, allying it to my real survey, where the multiple-options question is already hidden, it doesn’t. I thought it wouldn’t make any difference whether or not the initial question is hidden.

If I unhide the question and actively check any of its boxes the mechanism works. Unfortunately not, if any of the boxes get checked automatically…

I hope you can find some time to help me out yet another time!
Marie
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62825

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How are you hiding the question?
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Re: Using previous Array question responses to set following Array subquestions 3 years 1 month ago #62833

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I'm using the script that you postet previously.

$(document).ready(function() {

// Call the function
// Params - Q1 ID, Hidden question ID
//Q2 ID herausgenommen
countChecked(1256, 846);

function countChecked(q1ID, qHiddenID) {

// Hide the hidden question
$('#question'+qHiddenID+'').hide();

// Find the survey and group IDs
if($('input#fieldnames').length != 0) {
var fieldNames = $('input#fieldnames').attr('value');
var tmp = fieldNames.split('X');
var sID = tmp[0];
var gID = tmp[1];
}

// A listener on the 1st column of Q1 radio buttons
$('#question'+q1ID+' td.answer_cell_00A1').click(function () {

// Uncheck the corresponding option in the hidden question
var rowID = $(this).parents('tbody:eq(0)').attr('id');
var tmp2 = rowID.split('X'+q1ID);
var answerCode = tmp2[1];
$('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('checked', false);

// Fire the conditions function to hide the corresponding row in Q2
var hiddenInputValue = $('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('value');
var hiddenInputName = $('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('name');
var hiddenInputType = $('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('type');
checkconditions(hiddenInputValue, hiddenInputName, hiddenInputType)
});

// A listener on the 2nd and 3rd columns of Q1 radio buttons
$('#question'+q1ID+' td.answer_cell_00A3, #question'+q1ID+' td.answer_cell_00A5').click(function () {

// Check the corresponding option in the hidden question
var rowID = $(this).parents('tbody:eq(0)').attr('id');
var tmp2 = rowID.split('X'+q1ID);
var answerCode = tmp2[1];
$('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('checked', true);

// Fire the conditions function to show the corresponding row in Q2
var hiddenInputValue = $('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('value');
var hiddenInputName = $('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('name');
var hiddenInputType = $('#answer'+sID+'X'+gID+'X'+qHiddenID+answerCode).attr('type');
checkconditions(hiddenInputValue, hiddenInputName, hiddenInputType)
});
}

});

</script>
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