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Add a Suspend button

Is there a way to display a suspend button on the bottom of each page that will automatically allow the respondent to exit the survey and then when they log back in it will take them to where they left off?  Below is how it is written in from the client.

As you move through the survey there will be a suspend button at the bottom of the screen. This button will allow you to exit the survey and come back to the spot you left off. Just make sure to re-enter your passcode when you return.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
asked Oct 26, 2017 by Bryan

1 Answer

+1 vote
Even though Sawtooth Software survey software does not have a built-in suspend function, if the respondent is using a unique password to start the survey, this functionality is already in place. As soon as a respondent completes a page and hits the "next" button, the results are sent to the server and saved in their database record. If on the next page, they decide to stop, pause, or suspend their survey, when they use the initial link to restart the survey (and type in their password unless it was embedded into their link), the survey will resume where they left off. It doesn't remember the answers to the questions on an unsubmitted page, but it does remember the questions on previously submitted pages.

Please see the "passwords" multi-page help section of the help files for more information. https://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/help/lighthouse-studio/manual/index.html?hid_web_passwords_intro.html
answered Oct 27, 2017 by Nathan Bryce Silver Sawtooth Software, Inc. (9,380 points)
Suspend button