How to add an Identifier to a Question

Sarah Paterson -

Identifiers are used as an internal way of referring to a question in the site. They are most commonly added to questions when you require the use of Advanced Expression Piping (AEP) within your form. They are short, one word, values made up of letters and numbers. 

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How to add an Identifier

In order to add an Identifier to a question:

  1. Go to Edit your site.
  2. Go to Workflow Designer.
  3. Click on the form you wish to edit.
  4. Click on the Question you wish to add the identifier to.
  5. On the left of the screen under the question type dropdown is the Identifier. If you have no value currently as an identifier the value will say None
  6. Click on the word None, or if there is a value there click on the current value to be given a text box. 
  7. Enter the Identifier you wish to give to the question.
  8. Save the form.
  9. Once the Identifier has been added you will notice it will appear as small, green text above the question. 

NOTE: Question identifiers are case sensitive, must begin with a letter, and may only contain letters, numbers, and underscores. 

TIP! To ensure that you can easily identify the question later, make sure the identifier is related to the question. For example if you have a question that asks for the "Home Address" of your applicant an identifier you may use would be home_address or homeaddress. For longer questions it is still important to keep the  identifier short, therefore for longer questions, such as "Name your top 3 favourite colours" your identifier may be favouritecolours or threecolours for example.

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How does the identifier appear within the Site

When the identifier is added to the question this is how it will be identified internally throughout the site, it will replace the original question which is why it is important that it is related to the question so you can easily identify it later. It will be displayed in the following sections:

  • In the Piping Wizard of an Applicant form or a Reviewer form
  • When adding a column within a report
  • Within all Filters

NOTE: The identifier will not be displayed to any of your end users when they are filling out their forms

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Reasons you may need an Identifier

Below are a list of reasons for adding an identifier to a question.

In order to:

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