Desktop User Guides > Author > Activating questionnaires > Activating a questionnaire
Activating a questionnaire
1 Save the questionnaire file, and then select the routing that you want to activate.
2 Click Tools > Activate or press Alt+T, A.
3 In the UNICOM Intelligence Login dialog, enter the following:
Destination Server or UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin URL: Enter the name or URL of the server where UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin is located (for example, http://server_name/SPSSMR/DimensionNet/default.aspx). Use this to connect to a server using an internet or intranet link.
User name: Enter a valid Windows or UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin user name.
Password: Enter a valid password for the defined user name.
Authentication: Select UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin Authentication or Windows Authentication (if UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin is configured for Active Directory).
Login using my Windows Account: Uses your Windows login credentials to login instead of the User name, Password, and Authentication fields.
4 Click Login.
The Activate - Current Project Open from UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin dialog appears.
You can activate projects using either Basic or Advanced mode.
Basic mode: Provides options for activating a project in either Test or Live mode, and allows you to select an activation template from which to pull activation settings.
Advanced mode: Provides options for configuring various activation and project settings. For more information, see Activate Current Project: Project settings.
5 Select Test mode, Go live, or Inactive from the Basic settings section.
Inactive only displays when the Status after activation option is set to Inactive. For more information, see Activate Current Project: Project settings.
6 Select Apply activation settings from activation template if you want to use activation settings from an existing template. When this option is selected, Activation Template appears. Select a template, and then click Accept to use its settings (click Preview to view the selected template's settings). For more information, see Activation templates.
If you want to configure additional activation settings, see Activate Current Project: Project settings.
7 Click Activate.
You can monitor the activation status by using the Activation Console. The console provides options for viewing pending and completed activations, and creating activation history filters. For more information, see Activation Console.
In order for the activation process to function, the server software version must be the same (or higher) as the client software version.
Do not use space characters in the project names.
When activating a new project from a desktop application (UNICOM Intelligence Author, UNICOM Intelligence Professional), a message appears when there is an existing ActivateDocument.xml file with unmatched information in the project's local folder:
The latest activation settings in the project folder are for a different project. Do you want to update the activation settings based on the current project?" [Yes] [No]
If you select Yes, all unmatched information is replaced with the current project information. If you select No, the unmatched information is preserved.
When you activate a questionnaire in UNICOM Intelligence Author or UNICOM Intelligence Professional, the .mdd file is copied into the FileName_files folder beneath the questionnaire file. The activation process uploads all the files from this folder into the UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin project.
If you attempt to reactivate a project before receiving the successful activation message from the Activation Console, you might not retrieve the most up-to-date information from the server.
The .NET Framework's default encoding reads the registry's ANSI code page when encoding. As a result, errors might occur when activating questionnaires that include characters such as umlauts (for example, when the project name contains the character Ä). You can resolve this issue by updating the server's ANSI codepage:
Access the registry on the server (click Start > Run, and then type regedit), and then navigate to:
For servers running a German operating system, enter 850; for Chinese, enter 936; for Japanese, enter 932.
For more information, see “Encoding Class” on the Microsoft MSDN site:
See also
Activating questionnaires