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Anchor Text based on pass-in variable

Hi everyone,

I need to customize the text of a MaxDiff anchor based on a Pass-in Variable.
For example:
variable "indicator" gets passed into the MaxDiff. Dependung on this Variable my anchor text  should use different blocks of text [TEXT A] and [TEXT B].

For example:
For indicator = 1,
the anchor text should be: "Considering the [TEXT A] ...."
For indicator=2,
the anchor text should be:  "Considering the [TEXT B] ...."

Thanks a lot for your help!

asked Feb 7, 2018 by Simon

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If it is simply question text you need to apply a condition to, try this Perl script ...
[%Begin Unverified Perl 

 my $MDText="";

 if (VALUE("indicator")==1) 
   $MDText="Considering the [TEXT A] ...."; 
 elsif (VALUE("indicator")==2) 
   $MDText="Considering the [TEXT B] ...."; 

 return $MDText;
End Unverified%]

Insert this into your question where you would normally write your question script.

Good luck.
answered Feb 7, 2018 by Paul Moon Platinum (78,075 points)
Or, if the indicator is really going to be a 1, 2, 3..., (sequentially ordered numbers beginning with 1) you could create a list:

Then in the questions, simply call the ListLabel for that particular indicator, as shown:

Considering the [% ListLabel (IndicatorList, indicator) %] ....

where "IndicatorList" is the list name of your list of text strings, and "indicator" is your pass-in field. (You'd probably want to store "indicator" as a numeric value rather than a text string to avoid having to convert a string to a number.)
Thanks Aaron. Yep, I use the ListLabel approach often which is a nice method.