Linking a Questionnaire to an answer box and also a graphic

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HazelUK
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Linking a Questionnaire to an answer box and also a graphic

Post by HazelUK » 23 Mar 2010, 23:59

I am a non-techie and self-taught Quarkite. However, like Winnie-the-Pooh, I feel like I am a bear with a very sore head at the moment!
Is there an (easy!!) way I can do a questionaire in Interactive, link each cell answer to the appropriate cell in a separate answers table which shows the total at the bottom of each column. I would then like those totals to be used as a graph.
The questionaire needs to run independently in the publication and not be linked to an out-sourced database. Question example
would be are you an extrovert tick box 1 - 5 (1 = no, 5 = very).

What would be better Expressions or Excel?

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Matthias Guenther (Quark)
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Linking a Questionnaire to an answer box and also a graphic

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 24 Mar 2010, 01:24

Hi Winnie,
yes, of course that's possible and you are on the right track, you need Expressions (Excel wouldn't work, as you need it at runtime).
Therefore I have moved your post to the Expressions forum.
So what you need to do:
1. Think of a UI on how to enter the value 1-5. A text box woudl work, a button is probably better.
2. Expressions can get the value out of text boxes, add them in the background, do a sum (or average) score.
3. Think about how you want to present this, graphs are possible.
Two threads to start reading:
Scores and calculations: p/16711/70521.aspx#70521
Dynamic bars: t/22478.aspx#90913

And once you know how you want to do that and you are stuck, let me know, I'll help.
Thanks
Matthias

HazelUK
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Linking a Questionnaire to an answer box and also a graphic

Post by HazelUK » 24 Mar 2010, 05:39

Thanks Matthias
This is why I love Quark... real people, real help and real magic!!!

Hazel

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