Email from survey

To send a email from your survey is easy to implement as long as your network allows. In this example we will use IIS and SMTP but you should be able to use other email servers.  Once the software is setup you can start. The first thing we need in our survey is a text box to collect the email address, so create a mdd with the following code in it.

Read moreEmail from survey

Help Window

Sometimes in your surveys you will want to offer your users some additional help, now you could just put it on the page but you might not have enough space for it so it is a good idea to add some sort of help icon that the user can click on to open up another window and display the help. In this example we show you have to achieve this functionality.

Read moreHelp Window

Creating Random Unique ID’s

In this example we show you how to mange creating Unique ID’s for your sample and show you how you can use them. This example assumes that you already have a text delimited file that you can use for your sample. For the purpose of this example we will be using a sample file that has the following structure.

Read moreCreating Random Unique ID’s

Table of Contents for Excel Tables

Ever wish that the tables export to Excel would create a table of contents?  Ever wish for sheet names based other than T1, T2, etc.?  This post discusses a Dimensions script that creates a Table of Contents sheet, optionally creates links back to the TOC sheet on each table/chart sheet and optionally renames the sheets based on a row in the sheet.

Read moreTable of Contents for Excel Tables

Participants Tips

Have you ever imported a file into Participants and gotten “Attempting to insert data that does not have a corresponding column.” or “String or binary data would be truncated.”?  This post will explain how to avoid these errors by checking and fixing your Participants file manually before importing.  We will first describe the manual method using Excel and then provide a Dimensions script that can also be used to fix these issues.

Read moreParticipants Tips

Simple Templates

After you have created your survey the next thing that you really need to do is to create a look and feel. While mrInterview allows you to do lots of customization via the script you will always need to create templates to add more content. This set of steps shows you how to start creating a template from scratch and some of the pitfalls that you need to look out for.

Read moreSimple Templates

Net Promoter Score

You might not believe that the Net Promoter Score is the “single most reliable indicator of a company’s ability to grow” but you are likely to be asked to provide an NPS or another score that is an alternative to a simple mean.  For this article, we’ll talk about how to create a NPS using derived elements.  Derived elements can be used to provide any score that is based on assigning values to categories.

Read moreNet Promoter Score

%d bloggers like this: