Edit Grid Row/Column Label and Question Settings

 

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If the label you are editing is a question variable in the grid, this dialog lets you supply the label and question settings.

 

Row/Column Label

 

Type the label for the question in this field.

 

Click the "pencil" icon pencil to edit the text within a larger window.  You can include HTML instructions in this field to enhance your survey with additional styles or graphics.  The toolbar within the text editor offers a number of buttons to automatically add HTML instructions within your survey.

 

You can remove the Row or Column containing the labels by deleting all text for the row or column of labels.  If no text is supplied, Lighthouse removes the associated row or column entirely from the grid.

 

Row Question Type

 

Select the question type for this row/column.  A grid can include multiple question types.  The selections are:

 

Select (includes radio, check-box, and combo-box)

 

Numeric

 

Open-end (Fixed Entry or Free Entry)

 

Constant Sum (numeric entry boxes that typically sum to a particular value)

 

Ranking (for ranking items from best to worst using numeric entry or combo boxes)

 

Question Settings

 

Depending on the question type you select, there are different options for formatting/asking the questions.  The options are the same as available  in the non-grid version of each question type.  We have provided a link for each question type below for you to refer to the relevant question settings.

 

Select

 

Numeric

 

Open-end

 

Constant Sum

 

Ranking

 

Cell Alignment

Lets you control the position of the radio button, check box, combo box, or numeric/text entry box within the cell.  Specify horizontal and vertical justification.

 

Cell Input Labels

 

Lets you specify text to appear within the cells of the grid, to the immediate left or right of the  radio button, check box, combo box, or numeric/text entry box within the cell.

 

Click the "pencil" icon pencil to edit the text within a larger window.  You can include HTML instructions in this field to enhance your survey with additional styles or graphics.  The toolbar within the text editor offers a number of buttons to automatically add HTML instructions within your survey.

 

Error Text

 

This field lets you provide additional "error text" associated with this particular row or column of this grid question.  The "error text" is the additional text that can be shown to the respondent if there is something invalid regarding the grid question.  The text you provide here is used within the [%ErrText( )%] function when the survey runs on a server.

 

Grid questions often have many elements for respondents to correctly complete, so it is important to supply Error Text to point them to the exact place on the grid to remedy.

 

For example, if the row or column question is regarding the person's marital status, you could specify the error text as "(Marital Status)".  When using the default error text, the respondent might see a message such as:

 

You forgot to answer question #2 (Marital Status)!  Please answer the question and click the Next button again.

 

You supply error text and use system variables for "errors" under Compose | Write Questionnaire | Survey Settings... | Error Messages...

 

 

 

Page link: http://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/help/lighthouse-studio/manual/index.html?hid_web_grid_edit_vars.html