Skip-logic questions enable participants to skip over following question(s) to a different question based on their answers to the trigger question. Here's a video on how it works:

If you're already familiar with skip-logic, feel free to jump to:

First, your survey must have multiple steps (i.e. pages within your project – at least 3) for skip-logic to work. If a project only has one step, then all questions are visible to the participant on a single page, thus they cannot skip to another question. The question you are skipping to has to be located on a subsequent step, following the questions you are skipping over. 

👉Note: For organizational purposes, it's easiest to make the trigger question (the question you are skipping from) the last question on the page, with the skip-logic rule directly below it.


How to create a skip-logic rule:

Click the green Add Question button and select Skip-Logic Rule from the pop-up window. 

Click the drop down menu under "Rule Type" and choose how you'd like to advance the participant to another question; by the response they "selected", or "did not select":

Note: We've added a new option for Rule Type: Participant did not select.

This allows you to select options the user did not click in order to move them through the survey, and skip over questions that are not relevant to them.

Next, under Option(s), select the response option to the question that will trigger the skip logic:

Remember: The questions you are skipping over must be confined to a step or multiple steps between the trigger question and the question you are skipping to. You can skip over multiple steps with one skip-logic rule.

Step 1 = trigger question, Step 2 = question(s) to skip, Step 3 = question to skip to

Example 2:
Step 1 = trigger question Steps 2-5 = questions to skip Step 6 = question to skip to

In this case, Instead of answering questions on military experience, (which they've indicated they do not have,) those who answered "No" to this question will skip over any military-related questions on step 2 and skip to the end of the survey. Those who select "Yes" will continue to the next question on the survey on step 2, answering additional questions about their military service. There is no need for a skip-logic rule for the "Yes" answer because they won't need to skip over the military service questions on step 2.

Click the blue Save Skip Logic button.

The Skip-Logic rule will appear at the bottom of your survey. You may need to re-arrange your questions so that the question you want to trigger your Skip-Logic sits directly above the Skip-Logic rule box.

Hover over the 3 horizontal lines in the right corner of the question box. Your cursor will become crossed arrows. This will allow you to drag the trigger question box down the list and drop it above your skip-logic. When you're finished, it should look like the example below: The trigger question, followed by the skip-logic function at the bottom of the step page.

We highly recommend making the trigger question the final question on the step, and then placing the Skip-Logic rule directly below the trigger question. In the example above, the skip-logic rule follows the trigger question "Do you have military experience?" on the project layout page (back end.)

Skip-Logic rules are in a box just like questions, but are only visible to admins. They will not display on the public-facing survey.


More complex skip-logic


What your survey to skip participants to different questions based on their responses? That can be done as well! You can make skip-logic as complex or simple as necessary.

Here's a visual representation of more complex skip-logic:

Feel free to click the image above to make it larger!

The example above is color-coded to represent each specific skip-logic rule. There will always be a response that doesn't need a rule, since it's natural progression would be to move the participant to the next step (indicated in white) as you see with Option A on Question 1, which naturally progresses to the question on step 2, and with both options on Question 4, which naturally progress to the next (final) step upon selection.

Skip logic for Q1. response "Option B" (green) skips over Q2/step 2 and lands on Q.3.
Skip logic for Q1. response "Option C" (orange) skips over Q2/step 2 and Q3/step 3 and lands on Q.4.

Skip logic for Q1. response "no preference" (blue) skips over Q2-4/steps 2-4 and lands on Q5, ending the survey for the participant.


Related articles:
What is skip-logic?
How to add skip-logic rules to question series surveys (poll series questions)

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