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Updating default choices

StephenR LondonCommunity Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Qubie ✭
edited July 9 in Survey Platform

This seems a basic request but I can't figure it out. I have some questions (matrix table if it matters) with default choices, pulled from my contact list. This works.

I want my respondents to be able to change these answers. But I want the answers to be pulled through to later questions. I have done this using default choices (piping from survey questions), and this works initially, but if I go back and change the answers to the first question, the new values are not pulled through to the later questions. A support person tells me that this is intended functionality.

Does anyone have any pointers to how I might get around this. JS?



Best Answer

  • StephenR
    StephenR LondonCommunity Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Qubie ✭
    Accepted Answer

    For the record, somebody helped me find a solution to this using localStorage in Javascript.


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

    Post the JavaScript that is setting the default choices.

    What is probably happening is that when the respondent goes back the JS is re-populating the default choices. The solution it to check if the question has already been answered before populating the default choices.

  • StephenR
    StephenR LondonCommunity Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Qubie ✭

    @TomG - thanks for looking. I may not have explained well. I have not used JS to set the choices.

    So the first question has ${e://Field/Q8_IND_C6ii_A_q1}

    (which is pulled from a contact list via an embedded data field). Some of these questions will have been answered previously (as it is a repeat survey) so I'm not sure if a check as you suggest would work.

    The answer above is pulled through to later questions using


    (I do have some JS but that is just working out some ratios and making boxes read only and as far as I can see does not affect this issue.)

  • dmino
    dmino Community Member Qubie ✭

    Can you share the solution?