Piping is a redirection method that allows users to “pipe” an answer directly into subsequent questions on an subsequent page.
It can be a useful tool to improve the respondent experience since they will only answer questions about themselves. It also allows the user to collect more in-depth data by asking direct follow-up questions based on respondents previous response and preferences.
Here is an example :
Question 1: what kind of car do you drive?
- Hybrid Car
In this case, Piping would be useful if you want to use the Question 1 answer in the Question number 5 title.
Question 5: What colour is your [Question 1 answer]?
How to use Piping feature :
- Click on the blue menu at the right of the Question 5 title
- Select “Piping” and choose the Question 1.
- The code: [$-Q/1/selected-$] will appear in the question title.
- If the respondent answer Hybrid Car, on question 1, then Question 5 title will be : "What colour is your Hybrid Car?"
Please note that your two questions must be on different pages.