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 cannot be edited due to technical limitations. If you want to make changes to the question, you will need to delete the question and add a new Multi-tier lookup table type question with the required changes.
Please note that if you delete a question, all data collected for that question will also be deleted.
On the survey, the question will be displayed as follows. Respondents can select an option from the first drop-down menu and based on the option selected, the next drop-down menu will be displayed.
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 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-tier 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 2-tier lookup question.