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Merging (renaming) Embedded Data Fields in Target Audience

john_shearer [email protected]Community Member - Trial User Qubie ✭
edited June 22 in XM Directory

Hi there,

Does anyone have any experience with merging (via renaming) embedded data fields in target Audience?

We have a large recruitment survey where we have a range of embedded data fields, and then an updated version of the survey where we have renamed the embedded data fields to get rid of spaces by replacing these with underscores (e.g. initially 'Children under 16', now 'Children_under_16'.)

Now, looking at the online help, it seems that if we simply rename 'Children under 16' to 'Children_under_16' then this will effectively merge the two embedded data fields into one embedded data field...

But speaking to Qualtrics support, they had not heard of this, and were very concerned that we might try to do this and may potentially lose data....!!

Does anyone have any experience in doing this to help give us a bit more confidence going forward?

Any thoughts appreciated.


  • TomG
    TomG Raleigh, NCCommunity Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've done this and it works. If you rename the field 'Children under 16' to 'Children_under_16' it will merge the two fields into 'Children_under_16'. The only issue would be if both fields were populated for the same respondent and had different values. It would be easy to check for this condition ahead of time with a search.

  • john_shearer
    john_shearer [email protected]Community Member - Trial User Qubie ✭

    Thanks Tom.
    Confirmation is much appreciated.