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16158Bug reportsOtherpublic2022-05-05 19:26
Reporterf_funke Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product Version4.1.18 
Summary16158: checkbox for multiple choice option "other" is not saved in data set

When using the multiple choice option "other", the value of "other" checkbox is not saved in the data set.

For example if question Q1 is answered like this:

[X] A
[ ] B
[X] other: my text

The data set will look like this:

Q1_SQ01 | Q1_SQ02 | Q1_other
Yes [Y] | | my text

However, there is no column for the other option's checkbox, which is needed (or at least very helpful) for analyses and filtering/Expression Manager.

The data set must look like this, including a variable (column) for the other option's checkbox:

Q1_SQ01 | Q1_SQ02 | Q1_SQ03 | Q1_other
Yes [Y] | | Yes [Y] | my text

Ideally the data set would also show which respondents - who saw the question - did not choose an option. This would make analyses of incomplete data sets (which is the norm) way more easy.

Q1_SQ01 | Q1_SQ02 | Q1_SQ03 | Q1_other
Yes [Y] | No [N] | Yes [Y] | my text

But that's another ticket, that I'll post in a minute ;-)

Additional Information

related to issue 16157

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Bug heat6
Complete LimeSurvey version number (& build)4.1.18
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related to 16157 acknowledged Feature requests multiple choice option "other" cannot be selected without entering a text 
related to 16159 acknowledged Bug reports incorrect data structure for multiple choice question 

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2020-04-20 11:52

developer   ~57265

As the illustration of the data structure is not very readable above:

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2020-12-29 16:54

manager   ~61277

See related issue for discussion



2022-05-05 19:26

manager   ~69437

Should we label this as a feature request?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-04-20 11:01 f_funke New Issue
2020-04-20 11:01 f_funke Status new => assigned
2020-04-20 11:01 f_funke Assigned To => cdorin
2020-04-20 11:02 f_funke Relationship added related to 16157
2020-04-20 11:43 f_funke Relationship added related to 16159
2020-04-20 11:52 f_funke File Added: grafik.png
2020-04-20 11:52 f_funke Note Added: 57265
2020-12-29 16:54 cdorin Assigned To cdorin =>
2020-12-29 16:54 cdorin Status assigned => acknowledged
2020-12-29 16:54 cdorin Note Added: 61277
2021-03-10 22:10 ollehar Priority none => normal
2022-05-05 19:26 gabrieljenik Note Added: 69437
2022-05-05 19:26 gabrieljenik Bug heat 4 => 6