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Displays the Design icon and title to differentiate between SmartIQ Manage and Produce.

Project Name

Displays the name of the project currently opened.

More Options

Provides more options for the project.

Project Properties


Use the Project Properties > General window to define certain settings for your project. For more information, refer to General Project Properties.

Document Metadata

Language Translations

Form designers can provide language translations allowing forms to be presented in the user’s preferred language, and where necessary, apply specific cultural variations. Translations apply to any text that has the potential to be displayed to the user in Produce. Languages are controlled via the user’s profile or are overwritten by passing a value in the query string (e.g. ?lang=es-ES).

The prioritization of translations is done first by culture, then generic language, and finally to a default, as depicted in the image below.

The required text is exported to a file in a .csv table structure so it can be distributed to the appropriate translation personnel. Each row represents a term that can be potentiality shown to the user in Produce. A single control might require multiple rows for each property that requires translation, for example, a text box may require a translation for its question text, help text, and watermark.

A newly created form will not have any translations and designers can specify their desired translations as columns to the right. A translation column must have a generic or culture-specific title as depicted below. It is not necessary to translate all items, only the relevant ones. An example file is provided below:

When all the desired translations have been specified, the file can be re-imported and the form can be saved. The translations will be activated when the user’s culture matches a provided translation.

Maintaining a .csv file with special characters

The message "Special character in Chinese and Arabic not recognized." if you open the file with Excel, populate translation, and then save as .csv file format.

To resolve this:

  1. Open with Excel and populate the translation.
  2. Save the file as Unicode text (*.txt).
  3. Open with Notepad and replace the space with “,”.
  4. Save as UTF-8.
  5. Rename the extension from .txt to .csv.


Project properties are the equivalent of a hidden label question with Save By Label configured. Instead of a question, a user can add this name as a property to the project and it will function in the same way.

Conditions and Rules can use Project Properties as a reference and can also be referenced in text with the format [PropertyName].

For more information, refer to Project Properties.


The Form/Workflow toggle button enables the designer to quickly move between the form and workflow canvas. For more information, refer to workflows.

Find/Find and Replace

Use Find/Find and Replace to search your form and make updates.

Find Options

Find whatType what you are looking for.
ItemThis allows you to narrow your search by item type. Available types are:
  • Any
  • Placeholder
  • Question
  • Answer
  • Layout
  • Content Item
  • Fragment
Search onAllows you to narrow your search by Name or ID

Replace Options


The Validate Project function is a useful way to determine if there are any problems with your SmartIQ Project. It should be the first action taken if a Project is failing somehow or doing something that is unexpected.

To validate a Project, click the Validate Project button. Once executed, a list of issues will be displayed at the bottom of the Design screen:

Double-clicking on any line in the results will navigate to the offending item.

The following properties are checked when performing a validation:

  • Formulas are valid (including Question References) - Variable Formulas, Data source Formulas, Page Repeat Titles, Question Default Values, Question Text, Finish Properties, Rule Formulas/Aggregates, Section Descriptions.

  • Conditions are valid (references exist and are earlier in the project and are to valid question types) - Question Conditions, Transition Conditions, Action Conditions, Document Conditions

  • Verify Placeholders exist in the Document(s) - Non-External Placeholders, Page Repeat Placeholders, Data source Repeat Placeholders, Section Repeat Placeholders. External Placeholders are validated that they appear in attached Document Fragment Content Items. If a Placeholder doesn't exist, it will appear in the Validation Results as a "Message". These can be shown or hidden by clicking the "Show/Hide Messages" button at the top right of the Validation Results window. A Placeholder not existing may be valid if you intend to publish your project with a Layout.

  • Data sources can be connected.

  • Display Fields have been set when needed for Data sources.

  • Data source filters are valid.

  • Data source sort fields are valid.

  • Data Fields selected for Data source Answers are valid.

  • Content Library Auto Answers are valid.

  • All Questions have Answers.

  • Content Items exist.

  • Content Items are not attached to a Visible Content Library Question (they will be ignored).

  • Auto Logic Rules are valid.

  • Answer File Labels are unique for Content Library Questions.

  • Content Folder exists if defined for a Content Library Question.

  • Actions are defined in a valid order.

  • A valid Repeat Source is defined for a repeating Action.

Refresh Lists

This will clear the cached lists of items that we get from Manage so that the user can see new changes without having to reload the project.

This operation covers the following question types:

  • Data providers
  • Data sources
  • Data objects
  • Data fields
  • Key fields
  • Variables
  • Address fields
  • Categories
  • Available filter comparisons
  • Routing types
  • Action types
  • Escalation types
  • Routing element types
  • Action outputs
  • Users
  • Groups
  • Custom question types
  • Custom question inputs
  • Custom question outputs
  • Project fragments



The toolbox is not rebuilt if additional custom question types have been added.


Project NameThis is populated by default, but you can change to a new name.
Content FolderThis defaults to (None), but you can change this to point to any of your project folders.
PublishSelecting this will publish your project in addition to saving it.
Copy to FragmentSelecting this option enables copying a section of your project into a fragment page or portion:
  • A fragment page allows you to select all pages, or a specific page.
  • A fragment portion is created by the selected page.
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