What are the impacts of editing a survey in an existing item or remove/replace it?
SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS)
Reproducing the Issue
Edit the survey:
Go to Learning->Questionnaire Surveys
Find the desired Survey and click in Edit
Change questions or add new questions
Click in Publish
Change the survey associated to an item:
- Go to Learning->Item
- Find the desired item
- Go to More->Evaluations
- Remove/Replace the associated survey
- Click in Apply Changes
The major impact of changing the survey or editing it after it being associated to an item is that the data gathered for that survey will be lost. There is a major difference in editing the survey or changing the survey associated with an item:
- Edit the survey: You will lose all the data associated to that particular survey, this being relative to all answers and responses for that particular survey.
- Change the Survey associated with an Item: If you change the survey associated to an item, being by removing it or by replacing it with a new survey, the data associated to that survey for the item will be lost. There will be no more records of the answers and responses of that survey for that item.
As a workaround, if you want to change the evaluation (survey) associated with an item, revise that item before doing so. In other words, the answers for a survey are associated to a particular revision of an item, thus changing the survey in the revision 2 of an item doesn't impact the data stored for the answers provided for the revision 1 of that item.
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