Surveys in Grenadine provide an all-inclusive way to create and manage forms, gather and analyze responses, and take next steps such as email communications to submitters all conveniently within the Grenadine system. By hosting your surveys through Grenadine, you get the benefit of Grenadine’s tools like filterable tables, extractable data, multiple languages, call for submissions, and mass mailing to easily manage your entire survey flow based on your needs.
As with most objects in the Grenadine system, surveys can be built and served in one or many languages. You will define your survey’s information in the locales that are relevant to your event. Once you have created a survey, you will define the content of the survey through survey sections and questions. A survey must have at least one section which is used to break the survey into segments visually for submitters, so feel free to add as many sections as desired for your surveys. Your survey’s questions are then grouped into the sections defined by you.
Grenadine surveys offer visibilities similar to other objects in the system. The survey visibility you select will depend upon the data you wish to collect as well as who can respond. Grenadine offers the following visibilities for Surveys:
- Public – Only form data is collected and no submitter information is recorded. These are akin to anonymous surveys.
- Logged In – The form data and submitter information is recorded. Hence, the submitter must be identified to respond.
- Attendee – The same information as Logged In is recorded, but the submitter must be identified and registered to your event to respond.
- Organizer – Only Administrators can respond to the survey.
Grenadine offers pre-defined survey question types to easily and efficiently build forms for your events. Any question that you create can be made mandatory if a response is required. For some question types, extra configurations are available to enhance your control over the responses you gather. Grenadine allows the following special configurations:
|Question Type||Field Name||Purpose|
|Long answer||Max characters||Limits the number of characters that can be input in this response|
|Single/Multiple choice||Enable “other” option||Allows a text input option as a response|
|Person||Person categories||Saves one or more categories to the person input in this question’s response|
Once you’ve sent out surveys and begin collecting responses, you can use Grenadine’s tables to analyze and extract data as needed.
Mapped survey responses
Grenadine offers a convenient mapping field for most survey question types in the system. When defining your survey’s questions, pay special attention to the Save to person field option. This field can be used to record data to a person’s file. You can choose to map a survey response to an existing field for a person, or map to a custom field for people defined by you.
Querying survey responses
When you have a collection of survey responses, you can use Grenadine’s tables to filter and export your data as needed. You can filter response columns for specific text as with other table columns in Grenadine. Survey responses also offer special filter options to enhance your response extractions. When looking at a survey response table, pay special attention for the information icon in column headers. If a column has this icon, you can use the special empty and non-empty operators as follows:
- =empty – input this operator in the column filter to return rows that have no response for this question
- !=empty – input this operator in the column filter to return rows that have responses for this question