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Starting a New Project



Note: In order to build your own surveys, your company must have access to the survey building application enabled. Contact your account manager to sign up or activate your Decipher account.

Creating the Project

To start a new project, click the "New Survey" button in the top-right corner of the Portal. In the "New Survey" dialog, enter the name for your project as you would like it to appear in the Portal.

Note: Respondents will never see what is entered for Project Name.

Then select "Create Survey", or click "Survey Options" to configure additional project settings.

Survey Options

  • Primary Language:  The survey language. This will be the default language in which the survey is shown to respondents. You can add secondary languages via the Language Manager or using the survey’s XML. Click here to learn more about managing multiple languages within your survey.

  • Description:  A short description to help you remember what the project was about and help others identify the project in the Portal.

  • Tags:  Related words or short phrases that will help with project organization and search filtering. By default, the company name and subdirectory (if applicable) will be added as tags. Other tags may be added as well, depending on the type of survey you create. Click here to learning more about tagging projects.

  • Survey Directory:  The company directory in which you'd like to house the survey.

  • Survey Path:  The survey URL. Customizing the project number of the project path can be very useful for organizing your studies by groups or clients. To specify your own project number, click "Auto" under Project Path and enter a new unique string in the text box. Only a-z, 0-9, and / characters are allowed.

Note: Do not use the following as the start of your project path: "temp, tmp, sst, preview" (e.g., template2).

Note: If you do not specify a custom project path, the system automatically generates one for you. System-generated paths will follow a YYMM### format, where ### starts at 0 and increments in the order created.

More Options

You can also create a campaigns only survey or import an external survey file directly from the "New Survey" menu. Click "More Options" at the top right of the dialog to view these additional options.

  • Campaigns Only: Creates a campaigns-only survey, from which you can create, send, and manage email campaigns.

  • Import File: Imports a Decipher.xml, confimit.xml, Excel.xls, or bconvert.txt file.

Building the Survey  

Clicking "Create Survey" will open your survey in the Survey Editor, where you can begin adding survey questions and other elements.

Click here to learn more about the survey creation options available within the Survey Editor.