Compound branching or delayed branching logic

Compound branching: With help of compound logic you can set up branching based on responses to multiple questions in the Survey.

Delayed Branching: With delayed branching you can set up branching logic based on a question that was asked much earlier in the survey.

Consider this example:

Q1: Gender
Q2: Age

Compound/delayed branching logic should be applied after Q2 based on the options selected in Q1 and Q2. Q3: To be answered only by respondents who selected gender as male and age is above 18.
Q4: To be answered only by respondents who selected gender as female and age is above 18.
Q5: General question to be answered by everybody
Q6: General question to be answered by everybody
Q7: General question to be answered by everybody
Q8: General question for all respondents

Now all respondents should again answer rest of the questions.

How do I apply compound/delayed branching logic?

To set-up compound/delayed branching, go to:Login » Surveys (select a survey) » Edit.

Before setting up the logic, set up all the questions in the survey.

Since the logic should be executed after Q2, click on the logic for Q5 and go to compound / delayed branching.

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Step 1: Define criteria

  • Select the compound/delayed branching tab.
  • On the compound/delayed branching screen click on the create new criteria link. (You can also select from a pre-defined criteria if you have already set-up criteria)
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  • Enter name for the criteria.
  • Select the question on which you wish to base logic.
  • Select the logic operator and answer option(s).
  • You can also add up to 5 additional conditions.
  • Click on save.

Step 2: Set logic

  • Once criteria is defined, select the jump to option if criteria matches.
  • And otherwise logic which will be performed if the criteria does not match.
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This will set up the logic. Make sure you add a page break before Q5 for proper functionality.

License

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

Corporate Edition and above- Buy Now - $75/Month

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