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SurveyCTO Webinar: Pulling data from a pre-loaded data source

Much of survey work and data collection is longitudinal in nature, involving repeated observations of the same variables over a period of time. If there is pre-existing data, it can be really helpful to reference and use to confirm the same subjects observed in current survey projects.

In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics of pre-loading data in a SurveyCTO form design. You’ll see how to pre-populate a form with descriptive information to help enumerators confirm that they’re talking to the same respondents from a baseline interview. You’ll also receive step-by-step guidance on the following:

  • Creating hidden calculate fields, to store your pre-loaded values inside your form.
  • Attaching pre-loaded data to your form, to query from inside the form.
  • The syntax of the pulldata() function, which is used to query your attached pre-loaded data.
  • Configuring the whole pre-loading process using the form designer, for the most user-friendly approach to setting up pre-loading.

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You can also check out the video recording of our previous webinar on how to make the most of SurveyCTO Desktop, a new feature introduced in SurveyCTO 2.60. 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.

Lindo Simelane

Digital Analytics Associate

Lindo is a part of the marketing team at Dobility, the company that powers SurveyCTO. He is responsible for all aspects of data management and analytics for SurveyCTO’s website, social media, and other marketing efforts.

Lindo has a passion for research to inform policy in international development and economics. He has extensive experience in the ICT4D space that includes research work, and a background in international business and finance.