Changing Reporting Values Best Practices
While we recommend that you ensure your reporting values are correct before you open the survey, you can change them in certain instances if you need to. Before you decide to change your reporting values however, please see read through this tutorial.
Don't know what a reporting value is? Visit our Reporting Values Tutorial to learn more!
ALWAYS export your data prior to changing your reporting values (just to make sure you have a back up)
Close your survey before changing your reporting values (this will prevent more respondents from being locked into the old values.)
Compatible Question Types
All Question Types except Table of Dropdown Menus and Custom Tables
What Doesn't Work
API - You cannot change your reporting values dynamically through the REST API
Add/Edit in Bulk - You cannot change your reporting values in bulk at this time
Items in your survey that will not be updated
When you change your reporting values, it will only change the values associated with the questions themselves (inside the question editor). Things you'll need to make sure you update manually are listed below:
Example: If you have a Review Response action in an individual response, it will display the old reporting values, not the new ones. If you want to update this, you'll have to go through the edit link process listed above.
What if I have multiple reporting values that are the same, will the system know which one to change?
So for example, if you have the following question (reporting values are in parentheses):
What is your favorite color?Red (1)Orange (2)Yellow (3)Green (4)Blue (5)Purple (5)
What is your favorite color?Red (1)Orange (2)Yellow (3)Green (4)Blue (5)Purple (6)
How do I change my Reporting Value?
Edit the question where you'd like to change the reporting values. Enter the new reporting value In the Reporting Values column of the answer option and click Save Question.
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