Import questionnaire from DDI file

It is possible to import questionnaires from DDI file format into Designer?

No. It is not possible to import questionnaires in DDI format into Designer.

Is it possible to import from any other format into designer?

Hello Paola, no, there is no import functionality in the Designer to import questionnaires from any other software. But please leave a note on what you are migrating from. Best, Sergiy

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It would be useful to have a functionality in the designer that would allow to import your questionnaire from, for example, pdf format o any other, into the designer, at least the phrasing and the alternatives. I understand that validations and enabling condition would be harder to import (although not impossible). But just allowing to import the phrasing would greatly help to reduce the time when programming the questionnaire. Let me know if it helps

Here is an example questionnaire in a PDF format.
Please specify any software that can make use of such files.

  • Software name
  • Version
  • Link
  • Pointer to the manual that describes this functionality.
  • Example output

For example, modern OCR software sees the above questionnaire as below (fragment):

Let’s crudely define

  • “make use” as “List the individual questions with their options”, and
  • “software” as a “Publicly obtainable, downloadable program for data entry or data collection, available for any consumer platform (Windows, Mac, Android, etc) that has a concept of questionnaire, questions and options”.

So, PDF is an output format. It is a format to lay out documents for being read by people. Hardly anything convenient for computers.

Something else may perhaps be considered one day, but if anything PDF is at the very bottom of any such list.