A panel attribute is a simple question about a panelist. Examples are date of birth, phone number and job title. Panel attributes define what information panelists need to provide about themselves.
Click on "Edit attributes" link in the Menu box from main panel screen to go to edit attributes page. The list of existing attributes will be displayed.
The following actions are available from here:
Create new attribute. Click on the "Add attribute" link in the Menu box. Description of panel attributes provided below
Edit existing attribute. Click on the attribute name in the list of attributes. Description of panel attributes provided below
Move attribute. Click on the arrow up or arrow down icon in the Action column of the attributes table. You can only move attributes inside the same category from the attribute list. It is also possible to change attributes position and category from the Edit Attribute screen. The order of the categories can be changed on "Edit categories" page. The attributes will appear in the panelist profile form in the same order they are displayed here.
Delete attribute. Click on the "Delete" link in the Action column of the attributes table.
After changes to the panel attributes the "Create profile form" button might appear at the bottom of the screen. Profile form must be re-created to reflect the panel design changes. Click on this button when you are finished updating the panel design.
This section describes the panel attribute screen.
Following attribute details can be entered:
Attribute name - name of the attribute used to identify the attribute on the administration screens.
Attribute label - the visible text before the input field in the profile form.
Category - the panel category that current attribute belongs to.
Position before attribute - can be used to position this attribute before the selected one or to the last position in the category.
Attribute type - the type of the input:
Date pattern - select the pattern for the date to enter. This field is enabled if attribute type Date is selected.
Selection items - enter choices that panelist will see in the selection question, one per line. This field is enabled if attribute type Selection is selected.
Selection type - choose the type of the selection. This field is enabled if attribute type Selection is selected.
Selection mode - specify if one or many choices can be selected from the items. This field is enabled if attribute type Selection is selected.
Depends on - makes this attribute dependent on the selected attribute of type checkbox. If the attribute is dependent, it is only shown (expanded) if the user had selected the attribute on which this attribute is dependent (parent). When the parent attribute is deselected, this attribute is no longer displayed (collapsed).
On the profile form, the value will not be saved if the attribute is dependent on another attribute and collapsed at the same time (even if they are of type hidden or disabled, which is edited by admin, the panel owner/author)
Disabled for panelist - makes this attribute disabled for the panelist. Admin can still edit the value.
Hidden for panelist - makes this attribute hidden for the panelist. Admin can still see and edit the value.
Required - makes an attribute required. It is obligatory to enter the value or select an option. Cannot be set for attribute of type checkbox. It also cannot be selected for hidden or disabled attributes as well as for attributes that are dependent on another attribute.