About questions


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Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Questions are required in order to create a complete questionnaire.


Before you can set up questions, you must create answer groups and answers. For more information, see Create answer groups and answers and Prerequisites for questionnaire. For information about how to design questionnaires, see Using questionnaires and Designing questionnaires.

Questions can be either open-ended or closed-ended. The responses to open-ended questions are not controlled, and respondents can type their answers.

Closed-ended questions require a list of predefined response options, and a respondent can select one or more responses. Questions should be designed to elicit specific information from a respondent. Closed-ended questions must be linked to an answer group, which provides the response options for each closed-ended question.

Questions can be arranged in a conditional question hierarchy, so that secondary questions are dependent on the answer selected by a respondent for the previous question. Questions can also be written first, and then arranged into a hierarchy later.

Possible next steps

The following links provide a logical progression to follow in the sequence. Depending on the questionnaire features that you are using, refer to the following information about the next steps:

Create a question