You can use the Logic Library to close a survey at a pre-specified time. This is done using the close logic node.
1: Logic Syntax
To schedule a survey to close using the close logic node, you will need to add a
<logic> tag to the survey, specifying both a
uses="close.1", as well as the desired closure date and time:
<logic uses="close.1" label="close" close:at="YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM" / >
For example, the code below would close a survey just as if the "close" action was performed at approximately 17:45 on October 20th:
<logic uses="close.1" label="close" close:at="2017-10-20 17:45" / >
There can be up to 10 minutes of delay depending on what other jobs are scheduled to run close to that time, and the date format passed as
close:at is always
A few other things to keep in mind:
- The close node runs only if the survey is live.
- If the survey cannot be loaded, this node (like other scheduled nodes) will retry after 1 hour, then 2 hours etc.
- The close action will run once per survey and per scheduled time. For example, if your close logic node labeled "
close" is scheduled to run at 16:45 and it runs and closes the survey, if you reopen the survey, it will not run again, unless you re-label it or change the time. At which point, it is considered a new instruction to close the survey.
To undo a scheduled close, simply remove the close logic node and reload the survey.