Download Q PDF without appendix, download test data

Dear Survey Solutions,

I have two feature suggestions:

  1. It would be great to have the option of downloading questionnaires without the appendix. For large lists (e.g. selecting 6-digit Harmonized System codes), the appendix can be very long and the PDF heavy.
  2. It would be super helpful to be able to design a questionnaire and download a randomized set of say 50 surveys. This would allow for the easy creation of codes to process the data before data collection starts.


Thank you for the suggestions.

Re #1 - you can download the HTML, then cut it to a reduced version for re-distribution.
Re #2 - please share an example code.

  1. Thanks.
  2. We usually process survey data in STATA. Perhaps I wasn’t clear. The point I’m making is that after you’ve designed a questionnaire, it would be nice to be able to download an output file with which one could already begin to write the STATA code. In that way, once the real data comes in the processing code is already tested and ready. At the moment, I sometimes spend an hour or two filling out fake responses so I can generate the data for this. If there was an automated way to download 50 responses for a survey one designs, it would save me some time. Does that make sense?

On #2, sure, it does make sense.
Could you please demonstrate how this works by writing this code for a real world questionnaire? Please take
as a starting point. Stata code would be fine.

Hi Sergiy - I’m not sure what you would like me to do here. I didn’t design these surveys, and don’t have access to the observations, and so wouldn’t know how to process this code. I mean you have to want to achieve something specific before you start processing data.

This demonstrates you the difficulty of the task you are asking for. To generate plausible responses one must understand the survey.

I think you’ve mis-understood my request. I’m asking that for single or multi-selection questions, and possibly others that are well defined, a random answer is inserted. I don’t see why that should be challenging. Just setup a random number generator with the min max according to the number of options, round, and select accordingly. The outputs don’t have to have any meaning at all.