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#7 Page Break edit problems

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nobody
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2005-03-01
2005-01-25
Stylz
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I guess I have two bugs to report, both regarding %
PAGE BREAK%.

1. I noticed you can't add a page break until you have
at least the first question of the next page present.
Then you can add a page break, and specify that it
appear after the second last question.

If you add a page break, as a regular question, as you
are entering your info, it does not appear. So it seems
like it doesn't work.

But, after adding about ten more questions, suddenly a
page break shows up in the middle of them, randomly
placed seemingly.

So, there is something wrong with when you add a page
break at the end of a list of questions (which is probably
pretty common -- I have a five page survey, and am
entering the questions and page breaks as I go).

2. One of those random page breaks stuck itself in the
middle of a page. I can't delete it. It stuck itself right
after question #11, which questions #12 thru #22 have
a dependency on. If I try to delete the page break, it
says there are dependencies on a question on the
previous page, so I can't delete the page break. I can't
move it out of the way either.

This essentially means I have to start my survey over
from scratch now, which is an hour of data entry at
least, but I'm going to poke around database tables and
hope for a workaround.

I don't see why the enforcement of dependencies, if the
dependency is on Question 11. It doesn't show as being
dependent on page 2, Question 11, it just says Question
11. So does page matter?

--

Anyway, the program otherwise seems quite good. Just
thought I'd bring these two issues to your attention.

Kind regards,

]{evin

Discussion

  • Stylz
    Stylz
    2005-01-25

    • summary: Page Break edit problesm --> Page Break edit problems
     
  • Stylz
    Stylz
    2005-01-25

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    Ok, having tinkered with this more, in the database and
    online, I see that dependencies require a page break to
    work. I thought maybe they were implemented with
    javascript on the same page, but I gather they are not.

    So ignore #2 above.

    The first part of #1 still is applicable, I think, but not a high
    priority.

     
  • John Holmes
    John Holmes
    2005-03-01

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    There are no actual page breaks within the database. UCCASS
    determines that a page break is needed when the "page" value
    increments between questions. If there is no question to
    increment the value for (like when you're attempting to add
    a page break to the end of the survey), then a page break
    cannot be added.

    What I can do, however, is try to "remember" that you wanted
    to add a page break and then increment the "page" value when
    the next question is added to the end of the survey. It'll
    require some additional code, though, but hopefully won't be
    too hard.

    So, this is a "feature", but one that is confusing. Sorry. :)

    ---John Holmes...

     
  • John Holmes
    John Holmes
    2005-03-01

    • status: open --> closed-invalid