At any time, a survey can be in one of three states: Edit, Active, or Expired. The status of your current survey can be viewed from the Design, Distribute, Report, or Data tabs.
The Status column displays the current state of the survey through the use of icons. Depending on your needs, you can choose to change the status of a survey at any time. To change the status of a survey, place the cursor over the status icon and clicking on one of the selections from the dropdown menu.
- Displayed as a green icon.
- You can make structural changes to a survey that is in Edit mode. Structural changes, including adding, deleting, moving, or copying questions, or applying Branching or Question Display Logic, can be done only while a survey is in the Edit state.
- Displayed as an orange icon.
- Indicates that the survey is now available for participation. Users can only participate if the survey is in Active mode. You can generate reports for your ongoing surveys. You can also send new invitations or reminders to participants for this survey. To switch the state of your survey from Active to Edit in order to make structural changes, you will be required to delete all responses.
- Displayed as a red icon.
- Indicates that you no longer wish to receive responses to the survey. As soon as you set your survey as Expired, you will only be able to generate reports and export data from the survey.
Once a survey receives a response, it cannot be changed to Edit mode. To return a survey to Edit mode, responses will need to be deleted.