Hide/Unhide - Hide Selected Questions

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This QScript allows you to Hide questions by selecting them from a list. It can be convenient to use when you have a large number of questions in your project, or when you need to hide a number of questions at the same time. You can unhide questions in the same way by using the QScript Hide/Unhide - Unhide Selected Questions.

How to apply this QScript

  • Start typing the name of the QScript into the Search features and data box in the top right of the Q window.
  • Click on the QScript when it appears in the QScripts and Rules section of the search results.

OR

  • Select Automate > Browse Online Library.
  • Select this QScript from the list.

Customizing the QScript

This QScript is written in JavaScript and can be customized by copying and modifying the JavaScript.

Customizing QScripts in Q4.11 and more recent versions

  • Start typing the name of the QScript into the Search features and data box in the top right of the Q window.
  • Hover your mouse over the QScript when it appears in the QScripts and Rules section of the search results.
  • Press Edit a Copy (bottom-left corner of the preview).
  • Modify the JavaScript (see QScripts for more detail on this).
  • Either:
    • Run the QScript, by pressing the blue triangle button.
    • Save the QScript and run it at a later time, using Automate > Run QScript (Macro) from File.

Customizing QScripts in older versions

  • Copy the JavaScript shown on this page.
  • Create a new text file, giving it a file extension of .QScript. See here for more information about how to do this.
  • Modify the JavaScript (see QScripts for more detail on this).
  • Run the file using Automate > Run QScript (Macro) from File.

JavaScript

// Hide/Unhide - Hide Selected Questions

includeWeb('QScript Selection Functions');

if (!main())
    log("QScript cancelled.");

function main() {
    var data_file = requestOneDataFileFromProject(true, false);
    if (data_file == null) {
        return false;
    };  
    var questions = data_file.questions;
    var not_hidden_questions = questions.filter(function (q) { return !q.isHidden; });
    if (not_hidden_questions.length > 0) {
        var selected_questions = selectManyQuestions("Which questions do you want to hide?", not_hidden_questions).questions;
        selected_questions.forEach(function (q) { q.isHidden = true; });
        log(selected_questions.length + " question(s) hidden.");
        return true;
    }
    else log("There are no questions to hide in " + data_file.name);
}


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