To discover the URL to a particular survey, preview the survey from Survey Builder or from the Survey Index when the survey is active. The URL is in the address bar of the browser; an example of which follows:
The querystring contains two parameters: "id" is the Survey Collection ID, while "sid" represents the Survey ID. Note the following about requested surveys:
- If the requested survey is not active or the "sid" is not provided in the URL, and there is more than one active survey in the same collection, the page will display a list of available surveys with a message requesting the user to select a survey.
- If the requested survey is not active or the "sid" is not provided in the URL and there is just one active survey in the same collection, the user will be automatically redirected to the one active survey.
- If the requested survey is not active or the "sid" is not provided in the URL and there are, in fact, no other active surveys in the same collection, a message will appear stating that the requested survey is not available.
If Survey Security is set to "Cookies" and the user requesting an active survey has previously submitted the survey, the system will check if there are other surveys in the collection which are active that the user has not yet submitted. If the user already took the survey, a message will appear to let the user know if there are other surveys that are available which he has not previously taken. A list of surveys taken appears in a readonly list, and the available surveys appear in a list with links to those surveys. (See screenshot below.)
A similar message will appear if the user completed all the surveys in the collection. However, the list of Available Surveys would not be visible.
The screenshot on the right is an example of a requested survey that resides in a Survey Collection which contains more than one active survey that the user has not yet submitted.
If "Product Satisfaction" was the only active survey in its collection, the Surveys dropdown menu in the header (which was added to the associated Page Layout) would be absent.
The survey contains just one section ("Product Quality"), which in turn contains six questions. The first five questions contain just one Answer Group assigned to each of them. (When a question has more than one Answer Group assigned to it, the controls will appear side-by-side.) The sixth question has no answer group assigned to it but, instead, includes the optional comment box (added by checking the "True" radiobutton option in Allow Comments on the Questions form in Survey Builder.
If there are required fields which the survey taker neglects to fill out before attempting to submit the form, an alert will pop up and the form will not be submitted until the problems are corrected and the submit button is clicked again.
Once the form is successfully submitted, the confirmation message appears. If there are other active surveys in the same collection, the user may select another survey to take.