# Can an n-times questionnaire be launched for the same ID?

Hi Survey Solutions team.
There are 2 different questionnaires (A and B). It must be applied first A and then B. Is it possible to launch questionnaire A 3 times (A1, A2 and A3)? Where, for A1: questionnaire B is launched, 5 times; for questionnaire A2, questionnaire B is launched 3 times and for questionnaire A3 instrument B is launched twice. The number of times to be launched both the A questionnaire and the B, depends on what the interviewee declares.

There might be some story of why you want to ask the same question to the same respondent 5 times, but the rationale is not clear from your description, and I donâ€™t think the real world respondents will appreciate this.

Hello!!
Thank you very much for the reply. True, interviewees donâ€™t like answering the questionnaire, but â€¦ we have several surveys that work like this. A home is reached and we apply the â€śAâ€ť questionnaire to all members and depending on what each one answers, the â€śBâ€ť questionnaire must be applied n-times to each member. Therefore, the ID must be associated with the home. And the number of times that both â€śAâ€ť and â€śBâ€ť are released, depends on the number of members and what each one answers. Therefore, we need something like a component that repeats each questionnaire n-times.

If Iâ€™m understanding you correctly, you want to have a household questionnaire and an individual questionnaire, and some linkage between the two. For example, if you use the household questionnaire to interview a household with 5 members, you want 5 assignments to be generated for the individual questionnaireâ€“that is, one for each enumerated member of the household. Is this right?

Just to make sure Iâ€™m understanding, why would a roster not be a solution in your case? See, for example, the list roster heading here.

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Hello!

Exactly, that is the idea. But, it is complicated, given that for questionnaire A, 20-typeB questionnaires could be generated. Would it support the nesting of the components?

Since both the A and B questionnaires have different sections and lists and some matrices.

Thank you!!

@arthurshaw2002 is asking the right question, which you donâ€™t answer, @Survey_test. Again, why is roster not a feasible solution?

Hello!!

Yes, thank you very much, the answers have been guiding us. The roster helps with the problem.

Investigating the forum, the nesting limit of the roster is 4 (Size Limit on the Rosters), but, due to the behavior of the slope, we may need to launch up to 75 type B questionnaires, for each household member. Its viable?. Would we have any problem with the behavior of the application or with the BD?

That survey applies to 100,000 households.

Thank you!!

I think you are confusing nesting for the number of items in a roster. If you need to ask questionnaire B for up to 75 times, then it is the number of items in your roster. For example, if you plan to ask questionnaire B to 75 different people in at a health centre, each person is an item in your roster. If you look at this page on Survey Solutions limits, the limit for number of items in a roster is 200 if it is a simple roster and 60 items if it is not a simple roster. A simple roster is defined as having fewer than 30 questions in it.

Nesting refers to asking a set of questions at different levels. For example, Parcel > Plot > Crop. The crop roster is nested inside of the plot roster. This example is 3 levels of nesting.

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Thank you.