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Saving Auto Answer data to a data source
After you run an interview with the Auto Answer option, details of the questions and answers are listed in the Answer Log pane. You can save these details to a data source.
When questionnaire files are opened from an UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server, Auto Answer always generates a <project name>.ddf file in the User_Data directory (which is inside of the user project directory). A data source definition is not provided.
To add a data source definition
The Configure Data Source dialog is not available in UNICOM Intelligence Author Server Edition.
1 From the menu, choose Tools > Configure Data Sources, or press Alt+T, F.
The Configure Data Source dialog opens.
2 Click Add, or press Alt+A. The Data Link Properties dialog opens.
3 Enter the information on each tab of the dialog, and then click OK. For more information, see Data Link Properties dialog.
To select a different data source definition
1 Select the data source from the Configure Data Source dialog's Data Source list, and then click Set As Current, or press Alt+S. The selected data source is set as the current data source.
2 Click OK.
To edit a data source definition
1 Select the appropriate data source from the Configure Data Source dialog's Data Source list, then click Edit, or press Alt+E. The Data Link Properties dialog displays.
2 Enter the information on each tab of the dialog, and then click OK. For more information, see Data Link Properties dialog.
To remove a data source definition
1 Select the appropriate data source from the Configure Data Source dialog's Data Source list, then click Remove, or press Alt+R. The selected data source is removed.
2 Click OK.
To save the Auto Answer details to a data source
To save the results to a data source when you run Auto Answer, you must first perform the following step (after you set up the data source):
From the menu, choose Tools > Write Data to Database, or press Alt+T, W.
When Write Data to Database is selected, each time a preview/debug/auto answer process occurs, the MDD file is checked and missing system variables are added (as needed). The updates result in changes to the original MDD file.
See also
Running interviews automatically