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A survey builder component for vue.js applications

A survey builder component for vue.js applications

vue-survey-builder

This is a survey builder component for vue.js applications.

How to install

You can install the component using npm i -S vue-survey-builder

Steps to use

Step 1:
Once you install it, you can import the SurveyBuilder as shown below

import { SurveyBuilder, SurveyBuilderJson } from 'vue-survey-builder';

Step 2:
You can use it in your vue component, as shown below

<SurveyBuilder :options="SurveyBuilderJson" />

Here SurveyBuilderJson is the json, which is used to form question object. Please take a look at it here

Depending on the type of question, only few keys are used in the whole JSON.

Step 3:
SurveyBuilder emits an event called add-update-question with a question object this.$root.$emit('add-update-question', question);

In your component, keep track of this event to capture the question which is added or updated

mounted() {
  this.$root.$on('add-update-question', question => {
    window.console.log(question);
  });
},

Each question will have an id which is a UUID field. Once you get the question object form the above event, you can check the id of with with the list of questions you have. If the id exists, then it means there is an update to the question, if the id doesn't exist, then you can directly add that question to the list of questions.
You can refer the sample code in the demo repository

Step 4:
You can add your own logic in your component to show the list of question in read only and edit mode. There is a component called QuestionsView, to show the list of questions, which is available here. Please use this component QuestionsView in case, you want to show the list of questions added.

You can import this component as shown below

import { QuestionsView } from 'vue-survey-builder';

Once you import it, you can use it in your component as shown below

<QuestionsView :questions="questionsList" :readOnly="true" />

  • questions is a property which takes an array of questions.

  • readOnly is used to make the whole component editable or non editable, based on the value we pass. It takes true or false.

Supported Question types

  • BOOLEAN
  • SINGLE_CHOICE
  • MULTI_CHOICE
  • SCALE
  • NUMBER
  • TEXT
  • DATE
  • TIME

Keys of the JSON

  • id : This is a unique field, which will be created dynamically for every qiestion. This field is required for all type of questions.
  • type : This represents the type of the question. The supported types are mentioned here. This field is required for all type of questions.
  • multiSelect : This represents whether the question is multi select question or not. This is is false by default and will be true only for MULTI_CHOICE question.
  • characterLimited : It represents the limit for characters, the user can enter. This is used for text type of questions.
  • hasMinMax : This represents whether the question has any min and max values or not. This will be used by NUMBER type of questions only.
  • allowDecimals : This represents whether we need to allow the decimals or not. This will be used by NUMBER type only.
  • sequence : This represents the sequence of the question. This field will be used by all the question types.
  • minValue : This represents the min value. This field will be used by NUMBER type of questions only.
  • maxValue : This represents the max value. This field will be used by NUMBER type of questions only.
  • labels : This represents the labels for scale type of question. This field is required for scale type only.
  • dateFormat : This represents the date format to be shown. This field is required for DATE type of questions.
  • timeFormat : This represents the date format to be shown. This field is required for TIME type of questions.
  • intervals : This represents the number of intervals used for SCALE type of questions.
  • textLimit : This represents the number character limit for TEXT type of questions.
  • units : This represents the units to be shown. This field will be used for NUMBER type of questions.
  • options : This represents the options of question. This field is used by SINGLE_CHOICE and MULTI_CHOICE questions.

Versions

0.1.0

This version is the initial release of this open source project. It has all the required functionalities to build the surveys using vue.js

0.2.0

This version exports SurveyBuilder, QuestionsView and SurveyBuilderJson from index.js file.

To Do

  • Support for rating question
  • Introduce drag and drop

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