Test mode

Compatibility:IdSurvey 6IdSurvey 7

By using Test Mode, you can easily test your survey and all its settings before and during the data collection.

In the Surveys list you will see surveys in Test Mode marked with an orange label “TEST MODE” placed before the survey menu.

Surveys in test mode will not be displayed in the homepage “Last surveys created” section.


Before data collection

When you create a new survey using IdSurvey it will be automatically set in Test Mode. You can change this option any time by going to the settings page of the survey (box on top left).

While you are working in test mode you can create your questionnaire, add interviewers profiles, contacts, quotas you test the questionnaire with final the interfaces (CAWI or CATI) as if the survey was actually live. You can also export data file and see what the output looks like.

When tests are over and you are ready to go live with data collection, go back to the survey settings, disable “Test Mode” and enable the “Go Live” button.

With this action IdSurvey will automatically delete all the data saved during tests so your database is clear and ready to work.


  • The test mode is not currently compatible with the CAPI interface.
  • You have a maximum of 10 test interviews available. If you need to do more than 10 interviews as tests, you can use the following workaround: enable “Go live” mode, save the editing and activate “Test mode” again. This action will reset the test interview counter. There is no limit to the number of times you can reset the test mode.


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