Randomization method

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What method does survey gizmo use to generate a random number as a hidden value? We have gotten a weird distribution in one of our surveys. I trust that it’s random, but I would like to know what’s going on under the hood. Thanks!

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    Jim W (Moderator) answered
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      Thank you, Jim, for flagging this post!

      Annie,

      SurveyGizmo uses a PHP rand function to generate the random number for the Hidden Value Action. There is also an option to use Custom Scripting to generate the value:

      https://script.surveygizmo.com/help/sgapirand

      using an equivalent of the mt_rand function in PHP.

      I hope this helps clarify!

      David Domagalski
      Survey Explorer & Documentation Specialist
      SurveyGizmo | http://surveygizmo.com

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