TextPiping: data from contacts database

Compatibility:IdSurvey 6IdSurvey 7

Text piping can be used to display a data in any part of the survey. It can be used with any survey methodology (CATI, CAWI, CAPI) and included in texts or objects of the questionnaire (page title, question or answer text).

By piping a data from the contacts database, you will be able to display an information the was previously uploaded into “Contacts Management” with the related Excel file.
You can use it to display personal information in the introduction text of the survey or to insert an information in a question.


The user has to write the name of the fields containing the desired information between curly brackets.

The same procedure will work both for GUI and IdCode.


In the following example we want to display the name of the company the respondent is working for (included in the “Company” field in the contacts database).

Piping_ContactsDBText piping as displayed in the GUI.

Piping_Contacts_CAWIText piping as displayed in CAWI interface

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