Running the participant data link
When you have set up the participants, invitations and seeded data for your survey you need to run the database link. This will generate the participant and invitation data for the online survey making it available in Snap Online.
- Select File | Database Link to display the Database Links dialog.
- Select the link that contains the participants’ data.
- Click Run to generate the new participant data. The Run Database Link dialog appears.
- Choose an option for Participants and Seeding.
Does not load any participant or seeding data changes to Snap Online.
Add new participants only
Add new participants’ data will be loaded but this will not update any changes to existing participants’ data.
This will insert new participants and also update changes to existing participants’ data. This may overwrite any changes made in Snap Online to existing participants. This option will not remove participants that are no longer in the new list of participants or that have been added in Snap Online.
Replace all participants
This will replace all participants’ data by removing all the existing participants and replacing them with the new list. This will remove existing participants that are no longer in the new list of participants. This will mean any updates made to participants or new participants added in Snap Online will be lost.
- Choose an option for Invites and Reminders.
There are no changes made. The process will not upload any invitation or reminder changes to Snap Online.
Define or replace
This will add the invitation and reminder when they are generated for the first time. When there are already uploaded invitations and reminders this option will remove all the existing invitations and reminders to replace them with the new invitation and reminder set up in Snap Desktop.
- Click OK to automatically upload the participant data to Snap Online.