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Multilingual surve: sorting responses alphabetically in a 2nd, 3rd language ? 6 months 2 days ago #107816

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Hello,

I have a survey with 2 languages:
  • in the main language, the answers of a question (e.g. multiple choice) are sorted alphabetically (I did it when designing the question)
  • How can I have the answers sorted alphabetically in the second language?

Thanks in advance,

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Multilingual surve: sorting responses alphabetically in a 2nd, 3rd language ? 6 months 1 day ago #107852

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You will need to use a little JavaScript to move those around.

Here's a solution for list-radio and multiple-choice questions

1) Set up your survey to use JavaScript.

2) Add this function to the end of template.js:
function sortOptions(qID) {
 
	// Identify this question
	var thisQuestion = $('#question'+qID);
 
	// Create an array of subquestions
	var subQsArr = new Array();
	$('li.answer-item', thisQuestion).each(function(i) {
		var thisString = $(this).find('.answertext').text()+'---'+$(this).attr('id');
		subQsArr.push(thisString);
	});
 
	// Sort the array
	subQsArr.sort();
 
	// Repostion the subquestions in the sorted order
	$(subQsArr).each(function(i, val) {
		var thisID = val.split('---')[1];
		$('li.answer-item:eq(0)', thisQuestion).parent().append($('#'+thisID));
	});
}

3) Add this script to the source of every question that you want sorted (in all languages to be sorted):
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">	
	$(document).ready(function() {
		sortOptions({QID});
	});
</script>

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Multilingual surve: sorting responses alphabetically in a 2nd, 3rd language ? 6 months 9 hours ago #107883

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Thank you very much.

I have tried it on a radio buttons list question, it works fine, but the "other" with a textbox is also sorted.
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Multilingual surve: sorting responses alphabetically in a 2nd, 3rd language ? 6 months 8 hours ago #107890

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Oh, yeah, forgot that. Use this as the function in template.js:
function sortOptions(qID) {
 
	// Identify this question
	var thisQuestion = $('#question'+qID);
 
	// Create an array of subquestions
	var subQsArr = new Array();
	$('li.answer-item', thisQuestion).each(function(i) {
		var thisString = $(this).find('.answertext').text()+'---'+$(this).attr('id');
		subQsArr.push(thisString);
	});
 
	// Sort the array
	subQsArr.sort();
 
	// Repostion the subquestions in the sorted order
	$(subQsArr).each(function(i, val) {
		var thisID = val.split('---')[1];
		$('li.answer-item:eq(0)', thisQuestion).parent().append($('#'+thisID));
	});
	$('li.answer-item:eq(0)', thisQuestion).parent().append($('li.answer-item[id$="other"]', thisQuestion));
}
Cheers,
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Multilingual survey: sorting responses alphabetically in a 2nd, 3rd language ? 6 months 7 hours ago #107900

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Great ! It works as expected.

Many thanks.
Last Edit: 6 months 7 hours ago by karld.
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