[Solved] Piping Export


What does the excel export of a survey with question piping look like?  What is the pipe export function offered in the pro version?

jforbes asked

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    Hey there,

    This is a difficult question to answer straight away because there are multiple forms of piping but, if you are piping answer options into another question (say you have a checkbox question with 10 answer options and want to pipe the selected answer option into a follow-up radio button question), the export will show the option title if you are not using reporting value. if you are using custom reporting values those will be maintained into the second question.

    If you are piping text labels into a follow-up question’s text (ex: Q1, Which is your favorite? Apples, Bananas, Oranges? Q2, Why do you prefer _____?), you would be using a merge code to populate the answer options from Q1 into Q2 and that merge code would show in the column header of the exported data. This can mean having to refer to the previous question when doing your analysis.

    My suggestion, as always, would be to test the test heavily. Test the functionality of taking the survey as well as reporting on it. You want to ensure a smooth user experience and data that provides you with easy analysis.

    I hope this helps!


    Chris - SurveyGizmo answered


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