Multi-tier lookup table question

Multi-tier Lookup Tables are used to represent hierarchies of data. For example, if you needed users to select from a very large list, say the university/school they went to — the list can be up to 4000 items long. In such cases, Multi-tier lookup tables can be used to segment the data. For example, users could choose the state and then see a list of all universities in that state from which to select the university.

This can apply to any kind of hierarchical data — Product Category, Product, etc.

How do I create a Multi-tier lookup table?

The Multi-tier Lookup Table tool can be accessed under the Advanced Question menu:

  1. Login >> Edit >> Workspace >> Add Question >> Advanced >> Lookup Table
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  3. Enter in the Question text using inline editing . Enter in the answer option by using Add/ Edit options option, for the primary drop down menu and separate the options for the secondary drop down menu using comma as shown in the below screenshot.

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On the survey the primary drop down select menu will have the options: West and Mountain West. Once you select an option for the primary drop down list, the secondary drop down select list with corresponding options will be displayed.

I have a large list I am using in the Multi-tier lookup question and do not want to have to retype this every time I need to make delete and re-add this question back into my survey. What can I do to make this easier to change?

A best practice when using a Multi-lookup table in a survey is to have your question and answer list saved in a word or text document that you can use for making changes. Then, you can delete the old question and easily replace it with the new Multi-tier lookup question.

License & Access Options

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

Team Edition and above