Set Your Survey to Close Automatically

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Krista Stevens

Sometimes, you may want to close your survey at a pre-set time, or after you’ve reached a certain number of responses. With Polldaddy and Surveydaddy surveys it’s easy to set your survey to close automatically. In today’s post, we’ll walk through automatic closing options.

Survey closing options

To see survey closing options, hover over the title of your survey in your dashboard and click Edit:

Scroll down toward the bottom of the page to Survey options. As I mentioned, you can choose to set your survey to close at a pre-set time, or after you’ve reached a predetermined number of survey responses:

Close your survey at a predetermined time

To set your survey to close automatically at a predetermined time, select the checkbox next to Close after a certain date. You’ll see date and time dropdowns revealed. We’ve set this survey to close at 8:00 p.m. on September 30th, 2011:

Be sure to click on the blue Save & Add Questions button for your change to take effect.

Note that the survey closing time is based on the time zone you’ve selected in your Polldaddy.com or Surveydaddy.com dashboard. To double-check your time zone, click on My Account, located under your name in the top right-hand corner of your dashboard:

On the right-hand side of your Account page, you’ll see some options for Location. You’ll see options to change your Time Zone, Dashboard Language, and your Country. Make changes as you see fit and be sure to click on the blue Save Location button for your changes to take effect:

Closing your survey when you’ve reached your quota

To set your survey to close automatically after you accumulate a pre-set number of responses, click on the checkbox next to Close after quota reached:

The quote is set to a default of 1000. You can type in any number that you see fit. Be sure to click on the blue, Save & Add Questions button once you’ve set your quota so that your changes take effect:

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