The Action question type allows special processing. Some of these functions are built-in, and other functions can be custom programmed (see Extending Actions).
To use these, you simply enter in the Custom Action field the name of the custom action, a space, and its parameters, as described in the following table. For more information on each action, click on its name.
|Custom Action and parameters
|What it does
|Creates a drop down menu whose contents reflect answers to previous questions or the result of a database query.
|Creates two or more drop down menus where the contents of each menu depend on the selection made on the previous menu. The data comes from a database query.
|Performs a SQL query statement and fills questions from fields in a database table. The SQL statement is entered in the Scipt details field and may use question piping.
|Performs a SQL update statement and inserts or modifies data in fields in a database table. The SQL statement is entered in the Script details field and may use question piping.
|Retrieves multiple rows of data from a database table using a SQL query and displays the data in fully customizable tabular form.
|Displays a range of questions on a page in random order.
|Sends a URL query, which can include data entered by the respondent, to an application (which can be ViewsFlash or any other application).