Piping on Suzy: Step by Step Guide

Below are Step-By-Step Guides for setting up various kinds of piping on the Suzy Platform. If you need a refresher on piping, check out this article on piping basics! If you'd like an overview about Suzy's piping functionality, click here!

 

Step-By-Step: Piping into Question Text

Set Up:

  1. Create a single-select multiple choice question
  2. Add your subsequent question (can be any question kind!)
  3. In the header of the subsequent question, click ‘Insert from...’ (this will open the piping window)
  4. From the piping window, choose the single-select question you’d like to pipe from
    1. All of the potential answers that can be piped will be shown in the modal!
  5. Click ‘Save changes’ 
  6. You will see that piped answer token in the question text 

Editing:

  1. To edit, click into the question with piping 
  2. Click the piping token (the purple bracketed text)
  3. This will open up the piping window, allowing you to make any necessary changes!

 

Step-By-Step: Piping into Answer Choices (into a Multiple Choice)

Set Up:

  1. Create your single or multi-select question
  2. Add your subsequent multiple choice question 
  3. In the Answers section of a question, click ‘Insert From...’ This will open up the piping window
  4. From the piping window, choose the single or multi-select question you’d like to pipe from
  5. Click ‘Save changes’ 
  6. You will see that piped answer token in the answer option field 

Important Set Up Notes:

    • When piping into answer choices of a multiple choice question , you have the option to add additional answer options that are NOT piped in
    • For answer choice piping, you can pipe from single or multi-select questions - but when piping into answers of a single or multi-select, you have to ensure there will be at least two answers provided. This can be guaranteed through the following steps:
      • Set a minimum number of answer choices in the source multiple choice question 
      • Adding answer choices in addition to the piped responses. 
  • If you do not guarantee at least 2 answer choices, the question runs the risk of showing a single answer choice, at which point you should consider if question text piping would serve as a better option.
    • The platform will display a warning, like the one below! You can still proceed, but please think carefully about your question after seeing this warning!Platform_warning-_piping_1_answer_choice.png
  • You can pipe in text or image answer options (reminder: you must keep the same format between source and piped questions, i.e. either all text options or all image options) 
  • When piping into answer options, randomization will be enabled by default

 

Step-By-Step: Piping into Answer Rows (into a Scale or Custom Grid)

Set Up: 

  1. Create your single or multi-select question
  2. Add your subsequent scale or custom grid question 
  3. In the Row section of a question, click ‘Insert From...’ 
  4. From the piping window, choose the single or multi-select question you’d like to pipe from
  5. Click ‘Save changes’ 
  6. You will see that piped answer token in the rows section

Important Set Up Notes:

    • When piping into rows of a grid question, you have the option to add row options that are NOT piped in, provided your total number of potential rows does not exceed 10. 
    • If the number of potential piped rows/columns exceeds 10, you will see the following error message- you cannot proceed until the potential piped rows/columns is less than or equal to 10. more_than_10_rows_piped_in.png
    • For answer choice piping, you can pipe from single or multi-select questions - but when piping into answers of a single or multi-select, you have to ensure there will be at least two answers provided. This can be guaranteed through the following steps:
      • Set a minimum number of answer choices in the source multiple choice question 
      • Adding answer choices in addition to the piped responses. 
  • If you do not guarantee at least 2 answer choices, the question runs the risk of showing a single answer choice, at which point you should consider if question text piping would serve as a better option.
  • You can pipe in text or image answer options (reminder: you must keep the same format between source and piped questions, i.e. either all text options or all image options) 
  • When piping into answer options, randomization will be enabled by default