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When adding a section, the following information can be entered:

Tab title, the title displayed in the navigation menu on the left-hand

side of the questionnaire’s submission page;

Title, the full title of the section;

Description, any additional information on the section to assist


Is hidden, if this option is selected the title and description of the

section will not be displayed;

Starts collapsed, if this option is selected the section’s questions and

sub-sections will start hidden, with the possibility of being expanded by

the user;

Display in tab, if this option is selected the section will be displayed in

the questionnaire’s navigation menu on the left-hand side of the questionnaire submission page. This option is always selected for root sections;

Section type, one of three types: Regular, Same Answer and Looping. Tab title, title and section type are mandatory fields that need to be filled in when creating a section.

The three different section types are described below.

Section Types


This is the default section type.

Same Answer

This section type provides a quick way to build a section where all the questions will be of the same type. An example would be a section in which all the questions would be answered through a text field. By using a Same Answer type section the administrator only needs to define the answer type once, in the example case ‘Text Answer’, when creating the section. Each question added to the section would then inherit its answer type from the section.


This section type facilitates the creation of multiple sets of identical questions, for example if the same questions need to be asked about multiple different species or countries.

When creating a looping section you need to associate it with one column (known as a loop item type) in a table of entities about which the questions will be asked (known as a loop source).

The looping section and its contained sections and questions will then repeat for all the records (known as loop items) in the chosen column of the table.

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