Survey logic in a Date question

Provide a personalized survey experience by directing your respondents to different follow-up questions

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Survey logic makes creating various paths for respondents easy by skipping specific questions based on previous responses.

You can design the survey experience by adding a customized question flow and segmenting users based on their feedback.

In this article, you'll learn how to set up Survey logic in a Date question. If you want to set it up for different question types, visit one of the links below:

💡This feature is available for Email or Shareable link, Website or in-product, and Mobile surveys (starting from the SDK version 3.0.0).

If you want to learn how logic works for Intercom Messenger and Mobile app surveys, check the dedicated guide.

How to add logic

Step 1. Once you've started creating your survey and added a Date question, as well as the other survey questions, head over to the Logic tab of the question and click on + Add new logic.

In Mobile surveys, please go to Settings ➡️ Survey Experience and enable the Enhanced survey logic toggle to be able to set up Logic as described in this article:

Otherwise, by default, the Mobile survey will continue to have basic Logic settings available.

Step 2. Here, you'll see the If condition, letting you decide when to apply logic.

You can choose to apply logic if the answer has any value, question is answered, or question is not answered.

💡Let's take a look at what the above possibilities mean:

  • answer has any value - this survey will work regardless of whether your survey respondent provides any answer or not.

  • question is answered - this logic will work only for those respondents who specify some date in this question.

  • question is not answered - this logic will work for those respondents who skipped this question. (Please note that skipping this question will only be possible if you do not make this question a mandatory one.)

📌 Because the Date question can only be mandatory in a Mobile survey, the only available setting for this survey type is If answer has any value.

Step 3. For this example, let's choose answer has any value.

Now, you can decide what question the respondent should see next.

In the then option, choose the next step, whether it's another question or the end of the survey.

📌 Any answer option not selected in the If condition will direct the respondents to the next question.

It's not possible to use Survey logic to direct the respondent to a previous question. To select the next step in the survey's path, it needs to be placed after the question in which you're currently setting up logic.

Step 4. You successfully added a new logic to your survey 🚀.

If you'd like to add another one to the same question, click on + Add new logic again and repeat the above steps.

If you changed your mind and would rather delete the logic, simply click on the button.

Please note that if there is a conflict in your multiple logic settings, the survey behavior will be determined by the first true logic condition.

❗️Also, if you delete a question that is used in any logic settings in a survey, all the settings where it was used will be removed because they become invalid.

The same applies to the situation when you move a question above some other questions that have it in their logic settings - the logic becomes invalid and that's why we remove all logic settings that included the re-ordered question.

📌 Please remember that if you enable Enhanced Logic in your Mobile surveys, the survey will only appear in your mobile application if the SDK version you're using is not older than 3.0.0.

Best practices

Set up survey logic separately for each question in your survey

Without survey logic, the questions will be shown one after the other.

You can test the logic flow on the right side of the Create tab in the preview.

Include respondent attributes in the survey questions for a better survey experience

Find out here how to make your surveys more respondent-friendly by customizing them with personal information.

📞 If you have any questions or need help setting question logic, please contact our team at or initiate a chat conversation

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