Survey Mode

What is RowShare Survey Mode?

RowShare Survey mode creates a web form that can be accessed by anyone, even without a RowShare account. When someone fills the form, a row is added to the corresponding table and you get a notification (unless you don't want to).

Survey responders can not change their answer anymore after hitting Save.

RowShare Survey Mode has several benefits over the more classical Table and Form views:

  • It is the only way to let users contribute to your tables without having to create a RowShare account
  • It guarantees that even if they use a RowShare account, their contributions to your table will remain anonymous.

If you need to gather data anonymously, or if you can't afford to ask your users to create a RowShare account (even free), activate the survey mode for your table by clicking on Share. By default, the Survey Mode is not activated to guarantee so that each row is owned by its creator.

Activate Survey Mode for a Table

Click on Survey above a table your own to activate or deactivate RowShare survey mode.

A window will open, letting you:

  • Activate or deactivate the survey mode,
  • Display the survey
  • Copy the link to the survey that you can then share with your contacts
Survey Mode functions regardless of your table permissions. If you activate Survey mode, respondants will be able to fill the survey even if the underlying table is set as read-only.

Here is an example of RowShare Survey form.

Of course, as the survey is anonymous, the rows created in your tables by the Survey mode do not have an owner. Their row owner initials show a spy to convey the idea that no one knows who created that row. Similarly, the Row Owner and Row Owner Email columns show [email protected]

You can then assign the row to someone.

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