Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)

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6 years 7 months ago #47908 by richdesign
richdesign created the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
For some reason I don't have the option to select Array (flexible labels).

I'm using LimeSurvey 1.9 on LimeService (now LimeSurvey Professional), and I'm also very new to this, so I may be missing something very obvious here, but everything I read seems to assume it's available.

I am looking to create a question which looks like the 'Semantic Differential' example here:
http://docs.limesurvey.org/tiki-index.php?page=Question+types#F_Array_Flexible_Labels_

however, these are the only options I get in the Question Type drop down:
    5 point choice
    Array
    Array (10 point choice)
    Array (5 point choice)
    Array (Increase/Same/Decrease)
    Array (Numbers)
    Array (Texts)
    Array (Yes/No/Uncertain)
    Array Dual Scale
    Array by column
    Boilerplate question
    Date
    Gender
    Huge free text
    Language switch
    List (dropdown)
    List (radio)
    List with comment
    Long free text
    Multiple numerical input
    Multiple options
    Multiple options with comments
    Multiple short text
    Numerical input
    Ranking
    Short free text
    Yes/No

What am I missing?

Many thanks, Richard

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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #47910 by richdesign
richdesign replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
OK. I've just answered this for myself. I just found by chance when I was looking for info about subquestions that v1.9 has different question types to v1.8:
http://docs.limesurvey.org/tiki-index.php?page=Question+types+in+version+1.90

Thanks, Rich
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6 years 7 months ago #47917 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Please update our manual accordingly. It's a wiki, you can't do much wrong and every improvement is appreciated.


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6 years 7 months ago #47939 by richdesign
richdesign replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Thanks, Mazi. Good idea.

There was already a mention at the top of the wiki page, but I had scrolled past it, so have added links to the v1.9 question types directly under the headings of the types which have changed or been removed.

Cheers, Rich

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6 years 7 months ago #47966 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
You're welcome!

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6 years 5 months ago #51804 by systech
systech replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Hello -

I am having the same problem. I would like to use a 5-point array, but change the labels from "1 2 3 4 5" to "Excellent Good Average Fair Poor". I'm having a difficult time trying to find instructions to do this on the wiki site. Is it possible in 1.9, or do I need to revert to an ealier version?

The link in the above post ( docs.limesurvey.org/tiki-index.php?page=...ypes+in+version+1.90 ) no longer works, unfortunately.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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6 years 5 months ago #51805 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
The question type documentation can be found here: docs.limesurvey.org/tiki-index.php?page=...tions+for+LimeSurvey

Try this question type: docs.limesurvey.org/tiki-index.php?page=...r+LimeSurvey#F_Array
Just set an empty string as subquestion.


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6 years 5 months ago #51809 by systech
systech replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Thank you for the quick reply, Mazi. I'm not sure how to set up an "empty string as a subquestion." Or which main question type to use.

I did a search for "string" on that link you sent but couldn't find anything...

It seems to me like custom labels should be a standard feature because they're so prevalent in surveys, but maybe I'm just not fully understanding everything yet :)

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #51834 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Here comes your question:


Download:

File Attachment:

File Name: limesurvey...3712.lsq
File Size:6 KB


Instructions:

1. Choose question type "array".

2. Define answer options "excellent - poor"

3. Enter a simple space as only subquestion text.

4. At the edit question screen, there is an advanced settings link at the bottom. Set the question attribute answer width to "1", so that the fake answer only takes 1% of the table width.


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6 years 5 months ago #51840 by systech
systech replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Thank you very much for the expert help, Mazi ;) I really appreciate it.

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6 years 5 months ago #51858 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
You're welcome!

If our hints have been helpful and you enjoy limesurvey please consider a donation to the team .
We do all this in our free time and you don't have to pay a penny for this software.

Without your help we can't keep this project alive.


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
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4 years 8 months ago #84158 by frisket
frisket replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
F_Array is no longer in that page. I also cannot find any documentation or options on how to change the column heading values. This is VERY common in questionnaires and I am puzzled that LimeSurvey does not have this option.

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4 years 8 months ago #84161 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
If you have a look at the documentation about question types and how to define your own axes ( docs.limesurvey.org/Question+types&struc...tion_of_subquestions ), you notice that there is a question type called "Array" ( docs.limesurvey.org/Question+type+-+Array ) at which you can easily define values for X- and Y-Axis to use your own labels for subquestions and answer options.


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4 years 8 months ago #84172 by frisket
frisket replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Thanks very much. I found it -- well hidden. This really needs to be made a highlight, as it's not in the expected place. What's needed is a button on Array 1-5 saying "Change Labels". Or just a bold statement in the doc for Array. I'll get around to a suggestion on the wiki once the current panic has ceased :-)

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4 years 8 months ago #84176 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Can't find the option for Array (flexible labels)
Thanks for the feedback. For one of the next Limesurvey 2 versions (Limesurvey 2.0 is nearly stable, so maybe v2.1 or 2.2) we are planning to create a new survey designer which will make your life easier.
Currently, questions like "5 point choice" are basically a sub-class of a radio or array question with predefined labels.


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