An open question is a question without any predefined answer possibilities. It can be a numeric (numbers only) or a string (alphabet only).


Open numeric questions

  • The name of the variable is alphanumeric and can contain any characters as long as they do not contain the separator chosen for multiple choice questions.
  • All numeric variables without any value labels are treated as open numeric questions
  • The system can calculate means and aggregates from open numeric variables
  • It is possible to categorize open numeric questions in the system by creating a derived variable
  • The limit for Open Numeric is 18 digits and then 10 decimals


Open string questions

  • The name of the variable is alphanumeric and can contain any characters as long as they do not contain the separator chosen for multiple choice questions.
  • The variable type should be String.
  • Open string questions can be reported and filtered in the system.
  • It is possible to categorize open string variables in the system.