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When collecting data, it’s common to ask respondents questions to which you already know the range of answers. At other times, it makes sense to provide a list of possible answers to prevent others from being offered. While it’s easy to create choice lists in SurveyCTO, we recommend loading multiple choices from pre-loaded data if the lists sizes are large.

Join us in our next webinar on November 20, 2019 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM ET to learn how to pre-load choice lists into your forms. Doing so will optimize your form’s performance and save time with form design.

A member of our expert support team will lead a 20-minute presentation and then open the discussion to any of your questions. If you miss the live webinar, you can watch the recording that we’ll post in our video library

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What you’ll learn

In our last webinar, we walked you through “pre-loading,” a SurveyCTO feature that allows you to pre-populate forms with pre-existing data. In this webinar, we’ll continue guiding you on how to pre-load data; however, this time we’ll show you how to return a list of values instead of individual values, by pre-loading choice lists for select_one and select_multiple fields with pre-existing data.

Specifically, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance on the following:

  • Attaching pre-loaded data to a form, to query from inside the form.
  • The syntax of the search() function, which is used to query your attached pre-loaded data and turn it into choice lists.
  • Configuring the whole process of loading multiple choices from pre-loaded data using the form designer.

This will help save you time when designing your form, optimize your form’s performance, and ensure that you collect the best quality data possible.

How to attend

The webinar will be held on November 20, 2019 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM ET. Register now to attend! We’ll also post video recordings of all the webinars in our video library and share them on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. 

You can also check out the video recording of our last webinar on how to pre-load data into your forms. And if you need help now, our support team is available 24×7. Go to the Support Center and click on the link to “Submit a support request.” No question is too small.