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Internal (system) name of the question
Internal (system) name of the question
Artur Zbiejcik avatar
Written by Artur Zbiejcik
Updated over a week ago

The name we give to the question when creating the questionnaire is crucial. A well-asked question may encourage the respondent to answer, and the way in which we construct it may affect the answer. However, a carefully thought-out question asked to the respondent will not necessarily prove useful in analysing the results.

Therefore, Startquestion offers users a new function: an internal / system question name. It allows you to change the content of the question for the needs of the exports:

  • Raw data in the XLSX format.

  • Raw data in the CSV format.

  • SPSS.

How to add an internal question name?

For each question which we add to our survey, there is an option called "System Question Name". When creating or editing a question, we can choose to turn it on or off. Just edit or create a new question in the "Create" tab, and then select the available option at the bottom right.

When this option is enabled, the default text is: "Question No. X", where X is the number of the question in the survey. Keep in mind that the question number is automatically replaced when saving, so changing the order of the questions will not affect the value you saved previously.

In what types of questions is it possible to add an internal name?

The new feature applies to all types of questions available in Startquestion except:

  • Questions related to the GDPR clause - it is created dynamically through the survey settings, so it is not possible to change the content of this question during the export.

  • Text / Text block types of questions - the question is not displayed at all during the data export - so it is not possible to set the internal name of the question.

It is worth remembering:

If someone copies a question or page where the questions have a custom internal name set, the new (copied) question will take over those settings. Their name will sound exactly the same.

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