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15884Bug reportsSurvey takingpublic2020-02-19 10:22
Reporterchristianlangkamp Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version3.21.0 
Summary15884: If Equation Question is hidden, it should not be included in Question count

According to the Limesurvey - DenisChenu answer - until 2.73 a hidden equation question did not contribute to the question count.

This would be great to be able to include survey logic without scaring a user off with a ridiculous number of questions, just because there are a lot of formulae.

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I am on the current Limesurvey Version (hosted by Limesurvey)

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2020-02-18 14:50

developer   ~56074

Last edited: 2020-02-18 14:53

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I find that equation and text-display questions are not included in the count regardless of whether they are hidden via question settings - so far, so good.

However, other questions (like list-radio) are always included in the count, even when hidden via question setting. I think this should not be the case.

See attached screenshots and .lss file.

LS version 4.1.5

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2020-02-19 10:22

partner   ~56082

I agree that text display and equation questions should not be counted any way. Because this leads to the mentioned problem that a user who actually answered all "real" questions may see the progress bar at 70% only because of several follow up hidden equation questions used for some calculations.

In addition, questions hidden by the related question attribute shoul also not be counted.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-02-17 23:18 christianlangkamp New Issue
2020-02-18 14:50 tpartner File Added: capture_3.png
2020-02-18 14:50 tpartner File Added: capture_2.png
2020-02-18 14:50 tpartner File Added: limesurvey_survey_497169.lss
2020-02-18 14:50 tpartner Note Added: 56074
2020-02-18 14:53 tpartner Note Edited: 56074 View Revisions
2020-02-19 10:22 Mazi Note Added: 56082