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Can I filter my results using pre-populated information?

Posted: October 20, 2015

Yes.  You can filter your results based on pre-populated information in exactly the same way as you can for any other survey response data. Instructions for filtering your response data can be found in our Help article on filtering survey responses. If you will be using pre-populated information to filter your results, it is worth considering […]

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Pre-population – Constraints and considerations

Posted: October 8, 2015

There are restrictions on the way that pre-population parameters can be used in a survey, and there are also survey design aspects that you should consider when using pre-population parameters.  Some of these are listed below: Constraints Only certain question types can be used for pre-population Pre-population parameters can only be assigned to: Free text […]

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What is pre-population?

Posted: August 11, 2015

Pre-population allows you to insert information that you already hold about your respondents into your survey.  This information can be shown to or hidden from respondents when they complete the survey. What is pre-population used for? Some examples of the potential uses for pre-population in a survey are: You are using the same participant feedback survey […]

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My participants are seeing the message “The link you used to arrive at this page was malformed”. What does this mean?

Posted: February 20, 2015

There are two reasons your respondents may see an “invalid page” or “malformed link” message when trying to access your survey: 1.  Incorrect pre-populated information If you are using pre-population parameters in your survey, the malformed link message usually means one or more of the following: The link your participant is using to access the survey has been split and […]

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Pre-populating questions

Posted: September 23, 2014

As well as asking respondents to fill in information about themselves you can also pre-populate your survey with information you already have about individuals or groups. This information can be shown to or hidden from respondents when they complete the survey. Pre-population can be used to, for example: Save respondents’ time by automatically filling in […]

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