I am working on a project where multiple surveys are needed, each depending upon what data are collected and how they are collected. I have been testing the linking of a main survey (collects some items such as name, date, and location) which passes some basic info to a couple of child surveys with some success. From the child survey, a third survey would be called, with some similar info passed to it. I have run into a few issues:
1. Is there a limitation on what type of info can be passed from one survey to another? I have success passing text info, but not a date or a text value created using Calculate.
2. I can pass a text value from a parent to a child survey but not able to pass the same text value from a child to a grandchild survey. Is the ability to pass data from one survey another limited to one step/generation?
I'll continue to experiment and test, but any info you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Thanks, James. Keeping the previous form open works in this case, because I can go back and answer further questions (e.g. start main survey by counting trailers when you arrive, access second/third survey, then back to first survey and count trailers as you leave).
I want to explore this idea of passing (some) data from one survey to another. I’ll keep testing.
Hi, James. I figured out my problem.
The parameters I used for passing info from one survey to another was something like this:
In this case , the child survey only sees the info for Calculate_Child and ignores the other info passed. The solution is to add "field:" between the ampersand and the item name. So, the following code works: