Multi-controls in the Data Dictionary

One important implication of utilizing the Multi-control question and Multi-control question table objects is that the variables storing the data from these objects are Preload/Hidden variables.  Because of this, when reviewing your data dictionary and exporting your data from the Data Manager, you will not find these variables “in sequence” with the rest of the survey questions, rather they will be grouped within the Preload/Hidden variables section of your data dictionary.  For example, in the survey referenced below, the survey flows from “what is your name?” to “what is your height in feet and inches” (multi-control question), to “what is your age”.  In the data dictionary, the two standard questions are together in the Root collection, whereas the feet and inches variables are grouped within the Preloadvariables collection.