Viewing your Survey

To view your survey, click the View Survey tab of the Survey page. This provides the following links:


  • View Live Survey – If the survey is currently running, the View Live Survey link will appear. Click this link to see the live survey in a separate browser window. The live survey is the most recent published version of the survey: the one that participants log into and submit.


  • View Test Survey – If the survey has test publishing turned on, the View Test Survey link will appear. Click this link to see the latest test-published version of the survey. The test survey is the latest check-in version of the survey, and may include edits that do not appear on the live version. Test surveys are generally meant for internal users to test.

It is possible to safely submit a test survey without affecting data submitted by actual participants. Test survey data are stored separately from actual survey data. Because the test survey may include questions that do not exist in the live survey, test survey submissions are stored in a separate table. Illume may automatically delete data from the test-published version of a survey if the survey changes substantially from one revision to the next.

  • View Test Survey Layout – Click this to see the entire test survey on one long scrolling page. The test survey appears in a separate window, and shows all items in the survey that are not disabled. This view also shows the show-if logic attached to questions, collections and text/HTML items. This link appears only if the survey has been test-published.