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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #74468

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Hi All,

Just wondering if it is possible pipe the 'Other' category from a multiple choice into an array using the arry filter. Ideally I would like to pipe the specified text, but even the broad category of 'Other' would suffice.

I am using LimeService.

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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #74474

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To my knowledge that was something that wasn't implemented at the 1.91 branch yet.

Limesurvey 1.92 (RC4 was just released) uses the Expression Manager for this and I saw a working example at the forums which showed how to pipe the "other" text.

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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #75173

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Hi,

I also tried to do this, but I cannot find the solution. Pls Help.

Thanks in advance.
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #75186

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There is a working example on the 1.92 Demo site here.

You can login as admin and show its logic file to see how the piping works.
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #75187

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Looks great. Are there plans to upgrade LimeService (v1.91+) to 1.92 in the near future?
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #75190

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Thanks a lot! It solved my problem.

Experimenting with javascript and the jsName attribute I have got "<span id='LEMtailor_Q_21_30'>java87887X14X211</span>" instead of 'java87887X14X211'. Should I report it in Bugtracker or I made a mistake?
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #75219

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gwiesner wrote:
Looks great. Are there plans to upgrade LimeService (v1.91+) to 1.92 in the near future?
Cheers.
Limesurvey version 1.92 will be available at LimeService once it is fully tested and runs stable. This might take some more weeks.

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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 4 years 3 months ago #75287

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amoeba wrote:
Thanks a lot! It solved my problem.

Experimenting with javascript and the jsName attribute I have got "<span id='LEMtailor_Q_21_30'>java87887X14X211</span>" instead of 'java87887X14X211'. Should I report it in Bugtracker or I made a mistake?
Cheers

No, that isn't a bug. That code is how EM supports dynamic substitution on the same page. Perhaps you were testing the demo listed below, selected the Other option, and saw the message asking why you liked {Q1_other} best. The reason it didn't show the fully substituted value is that EM would have had to do recursive substitution within a page, which it can't do. However, if does do recursive substitution between pages, so if you want to use the Other value on a different page, you will see the entered value for Other was you would expect.
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 3 years 9 months ago #84224

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Just upgraded to 1.92 and trying to solve this piping problem. I now have the issue that 'Other-specify' is always piped to subsequent array question and it doesn' seem to be a "checkable/selectable" item in the multi-choice question.

I am but a simple man. To me Java is an island in Indonesia..... Therfore if anyone can help me pipe the 'Other-specify' text into the following question (when it is selected!) I would be most appreciative. I have attached a screen capture of the relevant questions.

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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 3 years 9 months ago #84238

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You can use an answer code "other" for the question 2 "Other" option and an expression to pipe in the value as in the illustration below (where my Q1 code is multiOpt_p1_1). This will make both the filter and the piping work.


So the result is:


Here's a working example:

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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 3 years 9 months ago #84240

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Personally, I'd vote to going back to the way 1.91+ worked. I have plenty of surveys where users want to check the other check-box, but do not be forced to specify any details. The changed implementation does not allow that.

The that caused the current behavior was made by Denis about a month ago.
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 3 years 9 months ago #84244

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Yeah, or maybe have an option "Hide Other checkbox".
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 3 years 9 months ago #84276

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TMSWhite wrote:
Personally, I'd vote to going back to the way 1.91+ worked. I have plenty of surveys where users want to check the other check-box, but do not be forced to specify any details. The changed implementation does not allow that.
This would also be my preferred solution as default behavior. Maybe we can then have a second behavior which is triggered by an advanced question setting.

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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 3 years 9 months ago #84296

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Dear Tony - many thanks for the prompt and detailed help. Worked like a charm. It wasn't immediately obvious what the question code was for my 'other' option but worked it out from the survey logic file.

Cheers,
Glen
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Piping 'Other' option/category from multiple choice using array filter 3 years 4 months ago #91473

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Hi tpartner,

I encountered the same issue and I tried to use your solution. But the system does not let me use code "other" for Question 2. It gave me a error warning which is "Error: other is a reserved key word". I believe I am using 1.92 version. Any solution for that?

Thank you in advance!
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