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Auto Answer dialog
Use the Auto Answer dialog to set options that control automatic generation of answers when you test questionnaires.
Response creation
Create responses from a data source
When selected, auto answer playback is enabled during interviewing, and the auto answer questions are generated from a specified data source (the question values are set according to what is found in the data source). This setting is not selected by default. Random values are generated for questions that do not exist in the specified data source. When this setting is enabled, valid Data source connection and SQL statement to read responses, Select table, Select columns, and Specify where clause values are required.
Data source connection
Use this field to specify the data source connection string used in auto answer playback (when the Create responses from a data source option is selected). Clicking the Edit button displays the Data Link Properties dialog where you can enter the data source information.
Some data source options are not available when working with UNICOM Intelligence Author Server Edition. For example, there is no Edit button or Data Link Properties options. When working with UNICOM Intelligence Author Server Edition, you can configure the data source connection string by defining %Project_Directory% in the Data source connection field.
Select table. Indicate whether HDATA or VDATA will be used for querying the data source.
Select columns. Select which data source columns will be used in the auto answer playback.
Specify where clause. Use this field to provide a valid select clause for querying the data source.
Create responses using hints from .mdd
Select this option if you want the application to refer to hints in the Advanced Properties tab when answering a question. For more information, see ‘Setting up hints for auto answer tests’ on page 230. When the Create responses from a data source setting is enabled, the data source's question values take priority over random values.
Number of cases
Create the same number of interviews as specified in the source above
Select this option when you want to create the same number of interviews as the record count in the specified data source. When selected, the total number of interviews created by ALL threads is equal to the source's record count. The option is only available when Create responses from a data source is selected.
Interviews to create
Enter the number of times you want the application to run the interview and fill in random answers for each question.
Maximum attempts to answer a question
Enter the maximum number of attempts that the application can have at generating a valid answer to a question. If that limit is exceeded, Auto Answer stops and displays an error message.
See also
Running interviews automatically