How to exclude mandatory for a part question?

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3 weeks 3 days ago #175612 by adrotto
adrotto created the topic: How to exclude mandatory for a part question?
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if it is possible to exlude the mandatory-setting for one part of the question even though in general the answers are mandatory.

In that case for one part question "others" the mandatory-setting should be excluded, because it is not necessary to answer it. In the attached Picture you can see it as the last yellow marked option in the question.

Does there exist a html-code which I can put into the edit box of this part question?

Thanks in advance for your answers. :)
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3 weeks 3 days ago #175613 by jelo
jelo replied the topic: How to exclude mandatory for a part question?
Looks like a very old version of LimeSurvey. Not possible without workarounds. To get suitable workarounds you should provide the exact version of LimeSurvey.

First idea for a workaround: Use the validation equation instead of mandatory.
The question options should provide a field for such a validation.

Are you a student conducting a survey? If yes, tell me why you use LimeSurvey?
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/116...y-you-use-limesurvey

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3 weeks 3 days ago #175614 by adrotto
adrotto replied the topic: How to exclude mandatory for a part question?
I use Version 2.05+ Build 140821 as a Student license


Do I can change the validation equation in the general settings of the question? What kind of equation I need to put in?

Because the settings of the part time questions are limited (see attached Picture), that's why I asked for the html-code as a Workaround. :)
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3 weeks 3 days ago - 3 weeks 3 days ago #175615 by Joffm
Joffm replied the topic: How to exclude mandatory for a part question?
Hi,

I tested in 2.06. I think it will work in your version. EM was introduced in version 1.92.
What is a "student licence"? Is it an university installation? There might be some right restrictions.

To answer your question:

What kind of equation I need to put in?

Well, you have to check, that either the number of answers is 6 (and the "Other" is empty) or the number of answers is 7.

Set the question to "not mandatory" and the question validation to:
(count(self)==6 and count(self.sq_SQ007)==0) or count(self)==7

And add a appealing tip; so it is fine.


On the other side I never know why people want to have an "Other"-option in a matrix.
In my opinion respondents usually do not select "Others" and rate it "seldom" or "never".
So you get a bias and means are not comparable.
And furthermore you do not know, which "Others".
What is the meaning of "54% look for other informations daily"

Therefore I prefer a following open question like "Are there other informations ... which you look for ... frequently?"

So after the pretest you might get some "other informations" which are worth to be included as a precode in the matrix.


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3 weeks 6 hours ago #175692 by adrotto
adrotto replied the topic: How to exclude mandatory for a part question?
Thanks a lot!

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