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You can view specific Questions by providing suitable search criteria to search Questions in a Project.

To retrieve specific Questions:

  1. Go to the View Questions page.
  2. Select the search criteria from the dropdown list.

  3. Select the operators available with the search criteria.
  4. Enter the specific text or select the appropriate options in accordance with the selected search criteria.
  5. Click Retrieve Questions. The Project Bank will be searched according to the entered criteria and the search results will be displayed.


  6. Click  the checkbox to the left of the Question(s) you would like to view.
  7. Click View Questions to view the selected Questions from the bottom of the View Questions page.
  8. Click HTML to view the selected Questions in a HTML report format.

How can I quickly return all Questions?

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To view all active Questions in the Project, do not specify any criteria using the Question ID search.

New Feature (3.9.9): Search for the existance of comments

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Prior to 3.9.9, users could only search for text contained within various Comment types.

Now, searching for: 
Comments + Comment Flag + exists will returns all the Questions with a Comment tied to them of that type.

As well as:
Comments + NOT + Comment Flag + exists will return all Questions which do NOT contain a Comment of that type.

Receive a quick count based on search criteria

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If you click Refresh after specifying criteria, you will be able to see how many Questions would be retrieved if the search were performed with the current criteria. You might probably want to narrow your search if too many Questions are retrieved, or broaden it if you get very few results (or none at all).

Searching Question Stem and Option Text

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When using the Question Text and Option Text in searches, the searches are limited to only 450 characters of the text fields.

Where are the "Obsolete" and "Rejected" Questions?

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The Project Bank, Observer, and Build Exam search pages will automatically filter out the inactive (rejected and obsolete) Questions to limit the results to only Questions which can be used on Exam Forms. However, the Project Bank page under Manage, can retrieve those Questions by simply adding State = Obsolete (or Rejected) in addition to any other state you would like to see in the search results. The Observer and Build Exam search pages will never be able to retrieve Rejected or Draft Questions, however here is a project setting that will allow observers to search for Obsolete questions from the Observer page.

What are the differences between the Observer Search page and the Manage Project Bank Search?

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There are several key difference between these two pages:

1. The Observer search page allows a read-only view of the Project Bank. Search on the Project Bank page under Manage, allows the Questions to be edited.

2. The Observer search page can be configured to limit the Questions shown based on the Questions tab settings of the Project's Configuration page. This is not possible for the Project Bank page under Manage.

3. The Observer search page will not show Questions in a Draft state. It is possible to search on the Project Bank page under Manage, to display Draft or Obsolete Question by specifically using the State = Draft or State = Obsolete searches.

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