Setting Response Requirements on a Group of Questions
All questions inherit a survey-wide “required” setting which describes whether questions are optional or required. Each individual question within a survey can override the survey-wide option. (See the links below for more information on survey-wide and question-specific settings.)
Illume also provides a convenient way to set whole groups of questions as “required” or “optional.”
- Select several items in the right pane of the survey editor. This can be done by holding down the Control key while clicking on each of the items, or click a single item, then hold down the shift key while clicking another item. Holding the shift key causes everything between the first and second items clicked to be selected.
- Right click anywhere within the selected group and choose Set Required from the context menu.
- Choose one of the two “Response Required” options to apply to the selected group.The Use preferences setting option causes the questions to inherit the survey-wide default setting, which appears in red text.The Always use the following setting option overrides the survey-wide setting.
- If selecting a mix of questions and collections, and the setting to apply to all of the items within the collections selected, check the box labeled Include items in selected collections.
- Click OK to apply the settings.
When checking the Always use the following setting option, the setting continues to apply to the selected questions, no matter what the survey-wide “required” setting. The only way to change the setting is to manually change the “required” setting for the specific question or group of questions.
NOTE: The settings applied to a selected group does not apply to attached text fields. These are always optional by default.
In a multilingual survey, response guides, such as whether or not a question is required, apply across all translations of the survey. The error messages may be set individually for each translation, as described in Setting a Question’s Response Guides.