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Using "pick one or other" can I limit the number of times an answer can be picked.

My survey has a question asking the respondent to pick one of four dates. Once a date has been chosen by six respondents I would like it to become unavailable to any future respondents.
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  • Justin (Senior Support Analyst) December 06, 2018 00:30
    I'm sorry to say that there is not currently a feature meant for that purpose.

    There is a workaround, but it is rather complex and involves a lot of features working together. These include a Data Model, hidden questions, Set Value logic, a Calculated Value expression, the "Update contact or custom data object" Plugin, and Show/Hide logic.

    However, the workaround can be defeated through normal respondent action of more than one person starting the survey before the count is full. They would each be allowed to choose the answer and submit. So for example if the current count is 5, and two or more people start the survey within a short enough time, both would be allowed to select that answer and Submit, and you'd end up with a total of 7 or more instead of 6.

    For this reason, our recommended method is to use the Quota With Redirect Plugin instead. You can specify a quota for an answer, and the URL of a page the respondent should be sent to if its quota is already full. Often, that page is a second "dummy" survey, with only a message about the full quota, and the instruction to start the survey again and choose a different answer.

    I hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions or need live assistance with any of the features named and linked above, please don't hesitate to contact us via phone at 781-849-8118, or Live Support chat available within your account.
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