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Author Topic: multi answer multi choice database  (Read 2806 times)

h0meopathic

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multi answer multi choice database
« on: March 24, 2009, 07:51:07 PM »
I'm making a survey and I have to be able to allow the surveyee to check more than one option from the multiple choice answer. I've made a single answer multiple choice answer php page behind a database, but I'm not quite sure about the multi choice option.

I'm sure I can make the php part work, but i'm not sure how I'd get both answers in the database in a neat fashion.

Any thoughts?
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Re: multi answer multi choice database
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 11:14:20 PM »
What's wrong with checkboxes?

Or just store the different choices as booleans in the database, and mark them as 0 if they're not chosen and 1 if they are.


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Re: multi answer multi choice database
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 07:52:14 AM »
I just don't know how to set it up in the database.

I have a table for the questions, possible answers, and the responses.

Will the response table take two answers?

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Re: multi answer multi choice database
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 12:13:34 PM »
Will the response table take two answers?

That depends on how you set it up in the database.

Like I said, on the PHP page, make the multi-answer questions check boxes instead of radio buttons and then in your database put a 1 for the choices that were selected and a 0 for the ones that aren't selected.