Tuning questions / answers and weighting

In this article we will take you through the process of tuning Questions / Answers and Weighing of the surveys.

How To

Contents

How to alter surveys

How to create a question

Deleting a question

Importing amended data

How to alter surveys

We understand that each client who comes onboard with us is unique and that sometimes elements need to be customized so that you can get the best value out of the platform. You can do this in the platform, firstly you need to go to the following page:

Settings (Cog) - Data Points (Sidebar)

We would recommend downloading this twice via the 'Export Data Point's File', this allows you to have a previous version of the file to revert back to in the event you want roll back.

Below is a table of all the fields contained in this file, how they are used and their associated usage:

Column Header Purpose Usage
Type Used by the system in some functions All rows should be prefixed "dp"
questionNotice To inform the user about important restrictions or mandatory questions that are needed for the system to function properly and should not be deleted N/A
questionID Unique ID for each question The user must provide a unique question ID when adding a new question
name Used by the system Do not amend existing entries
title The question that appears on the screen Enter the question text that should appear on the screen
sortOrder To set the order within the section of the page that the question appears Each answer for a single question should have the same sortOrder
optionID To apply a unique identifier for each answer within a question Assign a unique number to each answer within a question (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4)
optionText These are answers that will be available on the screen Type in the answers that you want to appear on the screen.  Each answer needs all the question details to be repeated.
optionSortOrder To set the order of the answers for a question Order the answers for a question starting at 1 for the answer that will appear at the top.
description To display an additional description of the question Type in an additional description if required

technical

business

application

To assign the question to one of the technical, business or application roles. Assign each question to ONE role by typing TRUE to assign, and FALSE for the non assigned roles. Users can have multiple roles.  
internalUser To assign the question for access only by users with the internal role - This user role is primarily used by Partners

Assign each question by typing TRUE to assign for Internal only and FALSE to be accessed by all users - Note: This role can be used in addition to the technical, business and application roles.

group To set the section order on the page

A number and hyphen followed by the text you want to show

1 - Application Overview

2 - Application Delivery

fieldType To set the type of answer input

Type either "select" OR "text"

isActive To show or hide the question from the system

0 = Not Active

1 = Active

Scoring questions should not be made inactive

isRequired Denotes a mandatory field

0 = Not Mandatory

1 = Mandatory

Scoring questions must be made manatory

applicationStageCode Controls which screen the question appears on

0 = Signposting

1 = Scoring

2 = Current State Assessment

3 =  Deep Dive

4 = Future State Design

5 = Migration Design

6 = Migration Execution

Scoring Columns

R-B-C to refactorScores

Used to set weightings and scores for Current State (AppScore) and Transformation Scores

See Tuning AppScore article

deleteQuestion

Used to delete a question from the system

See Delete a Question section below

deleteAnswer

Used to delete an answer from the system

Enter the question ID in the row that is required to be deleted

shortTitle

The short title that appears in filters and searches in the system

Enter the text that should appear in filters and searches in the system - Should be the same for all answers for a question. 

How to create a question

To create a question add the necessary rows using the table above as a guide into the downloaded data point file, ensuring the question has a unique 'ID number'.  All the other column information needs to be populated in each row that contains an answer.

Deleting a question

To delete a question from AppScore, put the 'Question ID' into all of the rows of the question into the 'deleteQuestion' column.

Importing amended data

Once you have altered your file and its ready to upload you need to head over to the following page:

Settings (Cog) - Upload Control Data (Sidebar)

You can then drag the file into the platform and select to upload. As stated earlier on you can upload the older version of the DP File (The duplicate saved) in the event you need to revert back to an older version.

To contact AppScore sales or support for any reason at all, simply email help@appscore.net and one of the team will get back to you. If your issue is urgent, please mark the email as URGENT in the subject line.