Data Pre-population / Dynamic Replacement Options - What is this?

What is the Dynamic Replacement Option?

The Dynamic Replacement option allows you to replace arbitrary text within the questions/answers with dynamic data. You can use the variables/data stored in the Custom Variables or the External Reference Variable for Data Replacement/Pre-population.

How to replace text within the Questions/Answer options? What are the variables and codes available?

You can use the following variable tags. Use them wherever you wish to display the text.

  • ${ext_ref} Will be replaced with the data stored in the External Reference Variable
  • ${custom1} Will be replaced with the data stored in the Custom Variable 1
  • ${custom2} Will be replaced with the data stored in the Custom Variable 2
  • ${custom3} Will be replaced with the data stored in the Custom Variable 3
  • ${custom4} Will be replaced with the data stored in the Custom Variable 4
  • ${custom5} Will be replaced with the data stored in the Custom Variable 5
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...
  • And so on till Custom Variable 255
  • ${custom255} Will be replaced with the data stored in the Custom Variable 255

If you have renamed the custom variables, use the format $ {code entered for variable} to refer to the variable. Remember to use the Code, and NOT the Display Name when calling out the custom variable in question or answer text.

How to pre-populate Open Ended Text type questions?

  • Click on the Settings icon for the Open Ended Question.
  • Click on Validation and Display settings
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  • Click on the Advanced Settings link for the Open Ended Question.
  • Select the Custom Variable from the Data Pre-Population menu
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License & Access Options

This feature/tools described here are available with the following license(s) :

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