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Merging Reports

There are many useful functions within the reporting dashboard that will help you read and analyze data. You may come into a situation where you have sent multiple surveys with the same questions, and want to view the data in one report. This is when the merging report function will be useful.

Situations for Merging Reports

  • Surveys must be a duplication of one another, and no question or choices can be different from the source survey other than language differences.
  • Surveys must have respondents from the same country. To ensure this, always set the market targeting within the launch screen in the QuickSurveys platform before launching.

How To Merge Reports

First, contact support to enable the Merge function in the report for your survey.

Next, access the report that you want the data merged into.

Once enabled, in the top right-hand corner of your reporting page, you will see the Merge button pictured below.

Clicking this button will generate a pop up listing the surveys in your account.

After you select the study you would like to merge with, a pop-up will display asking for the email in which you would like to have the merged report link sent to.

Enter email address(es) and click Ok. You will then receive an email with the merged report. The merged link will also appear in the pop-up box when completed. The reports that you merged will still be available in isolation through your home dashboard per usual.


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Hiding Respondents

There are many different ways to manipulate and analyze data within the reporting dashboard. The Hide or Remove Respondents function provides capabilities to clean the data, which can lead to better overall report quality. Clean data can lead to improved decision-making processes, support better analytics and an all-around business intelligence.

With “Hide or Remove Respondents” a user can exclude select respondents, and run the analysis without that data. The user simply imports a list of GIDs as an .xls file to hide from the dashboard and report. Hidden respondents will be removed from all base size calculations, and all weights will adjust according to the updated base sizes.  This will allow the user to customize analysis by selecting the appropriate “target” audience and give them more control over their data.

Whether the user wants to remove data from a test done internally via the Live survey link or remove non-value add respondents’ answers from the report, the ability to Hide Respondents gives the flexibility to ensure the highest confidence and integrity in the numbers that may ultimately be the basis of important decisions.

How to Hide Respondents

Start our by selecting Respondent Data via the Export drop-down, and click “Excel Values

This will download the Respondent Raw Data for you. Open the Excel document and identify the respondents you would like to remove using their “respid” or Respondent ID, which will be located in Column A of the export.

After you identify the respondents you would like to remove, upload those into a blank Excel document.

Once you have uploaded the respondents into the Excel document, navigate back to your reporting page and click on “Hide Respondents” which is located in the Analyze dropdown.

In the dashboard, go to Analyze and click on “Hide Respondents”

A pop-up menu will appear where you can upload the file for the GIDs you wish to remove.

Follow the prompts, click Apply, and these respondents will be removed from your data. To reinstate these people, select “Reset to default” in the Hide Respondents menu.


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