System Data Fields

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014Hits: 4568
What do the system data fields mean when I look at a respondent's data?

SSI Web not only stores the responses people give to the surveys, but it also stores additional fields (system variables).

System Variable Name

Description

sys_SequentialRespNum

Sequential number given to data as it is imported into SSI Web.

sys_RespNum

Unique identifier assigned to each data record as it is created on the server.

sys_DataSource

How the data were generated:

1=Web data collection; 2=CAPI; 3=Paper-and-Pencil; 4=Local Test; 5=Admin Module Test Mode; 6=Data Generator.

sys_StartTime

Time stamp created when the survey was created.

sys_EndTime

Time stamp representing the last time survey data were submitted.

sys_RespStatus

Respondent Status:

2=Incomplete; 4=Disqualified; 5=Qualified/Complete

sys_DispositionCode

Optional custom code assigned to data record when the respondent terminates.

sys_LastQuestion

Last question seen by the respondent. In particular, this is the last page that was loaded and displayed to the user, not the last page that was submitted.

sys_UserJavaScript

Whether or not the respondent had JavaScript enabled.

1=User had JavaScript enabled; 0=User had JavaScript disabled.

sys_OperatingSystem

Operating System used by the respondent.

sys_Browser

Web browser used by the respondent.

sys_IPAddress

The IP Address that was used by the respondent to connect to the server.

sys_pagetime_*

Amount of seconds respondent spent on the particular page.

sys_ElapsedTime

Total amount of seconds respondent spent in the survey (sys_EndTime - sys_StartTime).

For more information, please see the current SSI Web Help file at: http://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/help/issues/ssiweb/online_help/index.html?system_data_fields.htm