Designer Interface

Anonymous questionnaire access

A Survey Solutions questionnaire is an electronic document that outlines the structure and the content of the survey and logical relationships between its elements, such as conditional question skips, validation rules, repetitions, etc. The work on development of a good quality questionnaire often spans several weeks if not months and involves multiple persons. Some of them will be working as objective setters, some will be implementers, some will do testing and quality control, and it can be taken as granted that there will be multiple revisions, improvements and changes over the course of its development.

June 15, 2022

Registration and Signing In

You do not need to install anything on your computer to start creating questionnaires in Survey Solutions. Questionnaire Designer is an online tool, which can be reached at To log in for the first time, you need to create an account. To create an account: Click on the Register link and complete the form displayed. Check the email account that you used for registration. Open the confirmation email from admin@mysurvey.

June 19, 2020

Recent Changes to the Questionnaire

To see the record of all recent changes made to the questionnaire, click on the History button located on the top right of the page. This page will list the question that was changed along with the username of the person who made the change, and the timestamp for when the change was done. The Action button allows access to the menu with the following choices: View - open the questionnaire in the state corresponding to this revision.

November 19, 2019

Sharing a questionnaire

Survey Solutions Designer tool allows collaborative use of a questionnaire by multiple users. To share a questionnaire: Open the questionnaire you want to share; Select 'Settings' and switch to the collaborators tab: Type the email or login of a person you want to share the questionnaire with. Select mode of sharing 'Edit' or 'View'. Click 'Invite' button. The collaborator account must already exist. If your new collaborator doesn’t have an account at the Survey Solutions Designer ask it to be created first.

August 7, 2019

Find and Replace

In this article you will lean how to use the search, and find and replace features in Designer. These features are particularly useful when making systematic changes to your questionnaire. Search To search within a section, Click the search icon (or press Ctrl + F). Enter a text in the search box that appears. To search within the entire questionnaire (including conditions), Click the search icon (or press Ctrl + F).

November 4, 2016

PDF Export

The PDF file of the questionnaire provides a convenient overview of the whole questionnaire, detailed presentation of the options, conditions and instructions with a smart trimming of long texts and options’ sets. The exported document includes the attachments (images) and a convenient legend page explaining various elements of the preview. To export as a PDF, click on the Export as PDF button under the Action menu button. If you have a multilingual questionnaire, it will ask you to choose a language.

June 22, 2016


To check the questionnaire for errors and system warnings, click on the Compile button located below the questionnaire name. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + B to compile the questionnaire. If no errors and warnings are found, a green text OK will display. If no errors are found, but system warnings are present click on the blue Warning link to see a list of system generated recommendations for your questionnaire.

June 15, 2016

Questionnaire Settings

To update the settings of the questionnaire, click on the Settings button located at the top right of the page. The settings of a questionnaire contain these parameters: Questionnaire name - a visible (human-readable) name of the questionnaire, and Questionnaire variable - a name that will be assigned to the main data file when this questionnaire is exported. Hide element when it is disabled - a flag that enforces all disabled elements in the questionnaire to be hidden when disabled regardless of their individual visibility settings (hide-if-disabled flag).

June 15, 2016

Questionnaire Edit Screen

The main components of the Questionnaire Designer edit screen are: Settings. Enables you to add and edit collaborator privileges, alter the questionnaire name, and enable or disable the availability of the questionnaire in the public repository of questionnaires in Questionnaire Designer. History. Keeps the record of all recent changes made to the questionnaire, with the corresponding username and timestamp Test, provides access to the online questionnaire Tester. Compile. Checks the questionnaire for errors, and provides a list of errors with the corresponding links to their location in the questionnaire.

June 15, 2016

Questionnaire Designer Homepage

The Questionnaire Designer home page will appear after you login. This page consists of: ​My Questionnaires. Lists all of your questionnaires (both those that you have created and those that have been shared with you). Click on the name of the questionnaire to open and edit it. Public Questionnaires. Provides access to a number of exemplary questionnaires and tutorials. Create New. Used to create new questionnaires. Action button. Allows you to open, copy, export as PDF, and delete a particular questionnaire.

June 14, 2016