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Free Format question - accidentally used identical variable names and ID for two questions

We accidentally used identical variable names and id's as you see in the example below. are the values of the second questions (Korklaminatboden) lost?

Any information is appreciated!

Thanx!
Alex
 

example:
günstiger Vinylboden
 &euro;<input name="F3n_a4" id="F3n_a4" type="text" size="4">
hochwertiger Vinylboden
&euro;<input name="F3n_a5" id="F3n_a5" type="text" size="4">

and

günstiger Korklaminatboden
&euro;<input name="F3n_a4" id="F3n_a4" type="text" size="4">
 hochwertiger Korklaminatboden
 &euro;<input name="F3n_a5" id="F3n_a5" type="text" size="4">
asked Jun 16, 2014 by anonymous

1 Answer

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I mocked up a test case to try and duplicate it, it seems the second value does not get stored if the variable is not in the 'Variable Names' section. So, I would guess that yes, the Korklaminatboden question answers are lost, I'm sorry.
answered Jun 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fairchild Bronze Sawtooth Software, Inc. (3,720 points)
I also made this mistake when I first started using Free Format questions, which is why I now always check to make sure every question stores data from any of the testing data that is collected before the study goes live.
Thank you Kenneth!!
maybe i had to learn it the hard way… :(
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