Jump Questions

Jump questions will cause subsequent questions to be skipped if a certain status is chosen, saving auditors valuable time.

To create a template with jump questions, you will need to add three columns to the standard checklist template. The resulting table will have the nine columns shown in the table below:

QuestionCode Grouping Item Requirement Additional info Details Risk JumpIndicator JumpCode
2017 X A 100 B 2019
2018 X B 100 D ~END~
2019 X C 500
2200 X D 100
2200 Y E 100

The Jump question specific columns represent the following:

  • QuestionCode: The unique number assigned to each checklist item. The question code is used to identify and reference individual questions. 
  • JumpIndicator: Contains a single letter which indicates the status that will prompt a jump if selected by the user. The indicators and their associated statuses, are as follows:
    • A: Grey (N/A)
    • B: Red (Non-Conforming)
    • C: Blue (Un-Audited)
    • D: Green (Conforming)
    • E: Yellow (No/Warning)
    • F: Pink (Custom Score)
    • Z: Any Status
  • JumpCode: May contain one of two things;
    • The question code of the item that will be Jumped To if the selected  status matches the Jump Indicator. All the questions in between this question and the jump question will be marked N/A.
    • “~END~” If this is entered, all the questions between the jump question and the end of its group of questions will be marked N/A.

Examples from the Table Above:

  • If Item A is marked as Red (B), item B will be marked as N/A, and the auditor will continue to answer normally from item C on.
  • If item B is marked as Green (D), Items C and D will be marked as N/A, and the auditor will continue to answer normally from the beginning of the next group (question E).

Once the Checklist has been completed, save it as a CSV file and upload it using the CSV upload method listed above.

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