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Accordion – A page that features an accordion is one that contains multiple panels that can be expanded and contracted. Each panel can have sub-panels. When the outer-most panel is collapsed, so too are its sub-panels. Reports generated with the Pie Chart tool allows the user to show and hide different pies by clicking on the sections, questions and responses.

Answer Groups – A collection of options from which a survey taker can select an appropriate response. For example, multiple choices in a dropdownlist, consisting of two options: Yes, and No.

Asset – See Resource

Displacement – To emphasize a slice in a pie chart, it can be made to appear disconnected from the rest of the pie. In other words, when displacement is applied to a slice, it appears to be a slightly offset (by about 15 pixels) from the rest of the pie.

Element – A part of the survey. Surveys consist of separate elements such as design, sources, answer groups, and questions. The element may be unique and specific to the survey or may be a reusable resource.

Fully Qualified URL – The complete URL to a Web resource, such as an image, which includes the complete path to the resource including domain name, sub-folders, filename and extension. A Relative URL, by contrast, offers a shorter path to one resource from another without specifying domain name and folder paths depending where the one path is located in relation to the other. All resource paths included in the HTML Layouts must specify Fully Qualified URL's.

Purge – Delete test data submitted by administrators for testing purposes.

Resource – A resource, or asset, is any piece of data that can be re-used by survey elements. A resource is created and then applied to the survey element, often by selecting the resource from a list of available resources. An example of a resource is Page design, which can be applied to multiple surveys.

Sources (External Sources) - Tables in separate SQL Server databases other than the Survey Engine's database (EDC) that can be used to provide data for populating response controls such as dropdown lists.

Test Data : Submission results for surveys for logged in users. When an administrator logs into the Admin Tool, previews a survey and submits the survey, the data is stored in the database and flagged as test data. This can be used to preview how results will appear in the analyzers. Since this is not actual data from authentic survey takers, this data can be purged at any time.

Truncation : Labels appearing on pie slices in the Pie Chart tool may exceed the width of their slice or even go beyond the boundaries of the pie chart graphic. If this happens, you can truncate text labels appearing in slices to as few as 5 characters in length.

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