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Activating questionnaires
To release a questionnaire online, you need to activate it. The Activation process uploads the questionnaire file to an UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin and creates an UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin project for it. It also creates a set of web pages for the questionnaire and provides a URL link to the web site containing the pages. Respondents can then access the web site and take the questionnaire by following the link.
Once you activate an interview, either in test mode or in live mode, any further changes that you make to the questionnaire file are saved in a separate version of the file. UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin updates the file and saves the changes with a new version number. The content of the file before the changes is always retained in an earlier version. This includes adding or deleting questions, and changing question types. It is therefore recommended that you test your interview using the Interview Preview option before activating the questionnaire, so that additions or deletions that you make in the course of designing your questionnaire are not permanently saved in the file.
You can activate the questionnaire either as a test or live interview. A test interview works in the same way as creating a live interview, except that any data collected is flagged as test data.
See also
Activation user role implications
Activation permissions
Activating a questionnaire
Activation templates
Activate Current Project: Project settings
Activate Current Project: Personal settings
Activate Current Project: Participants settings
Activate Current Project: Telephone settings
Activate Current Project: Quota settings
Activate Current Project: Advanced settings