Text Piping: data from contacts database

Compatibility: IdSurvey 6 IdSurvey 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 (page title, question or answer text).

By piping a data from contacts database, you will be able to display an information uploaded into “Contacts Management” with the related Excel file.
You can use it to display personal information in the Introduction Text 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 works the same for both 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).


Text piping as displayed in the GUI.


Text piping as displayed in CAWI interface

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