Question groups - introduction

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Before you can add questions to your survey you must create a group. Create a new group by clicking on the Add icon Add.png in the Survey Button Bar. Alternatively you can import a previously exported group. The import feature does NOT import groups from LimeSurvey (PHPSurveyor) versions older than 1.45.

If you have only one group in your survey then the name of this group is irrelevant (except of course for display). If, however, you are going to have multiple groups, you should note that the survey questions will be displayed by group (depending on the setting in the survey settings). Use the group re-ordering feature to display the groups in a particular order.

You can create as many groups as you like.

Groups can also include a "description". This field allows you to publish an explanatory note for any set of questions. If you add a description, then when the public are using the public survey system, they will be presented with that explanation before commencing any of the questions in that group. If you do not include any text here, then public participants will simply move on to the first question in the group with no stop. Use the HTML editor to include images, formatted text, etc. to your liking.

Starting in Version 1.92, you can also set a Relevance Equation for the group using Expression Manager syntax.  This is helpful for "looping" or other cases where you are repeating similar content multiple times.  For example, say you want to ask the same set of follow-up questions for each child in a household, and you asked how many children there are via a question named numKids.  Then, for each group of follow-up questions, you would use relevance equations the following (which would collect data about the third child):  numKids >= 3