Quickly and easily create surveys with Express/Node.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import expressSurvey from '';



Quickly and easily create surveys with Express/Node.

Getting Started In Three Easy Steps

Step 1 - Install node dependencies

npm install --production

Step 2 - Define Your Survey

There are two JSON files that define your survey:

  1. Field Set Definition - a field set defines the fields that will be used in the survey. Field Set definitions live in field_sets directory. A title, name and type property must be defined. The validations property is optional. Valid validaton properties are required, min and max (for number fields).
  2. Survey Instance A survey instance uses a Field Set to define an instance of a survey. A title and field_set property must be defined.

Examples: field_sets/example/example_field_set.json

  {"title": "On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you like this framework?", "name": "scale", "type": "number", "validations": {"required": true, "min": 1, "max": 10}},
  {"title": "What do you like about this survey framework?", "name": "likeWhat", "type": "text", "validations": {"required": true}},
  {"title": "What aspect of the framework needs the most work?", "name": "mostWork", "type": "select", "options": ["UI", "Code Understandability", "Code Structure", "Documentation", "Demo"]}


    "title": "An Example Survey",
    "field_set": "example_field_set"

Step 3 - Startup the Express Server

npm start

The Results:

Questions Page using the above JSON config files Survey Questions Page

Results Page using the above JSON config files Survey Questions Results Page

Other notes

Results are stored in a sqlite database. Each survey instance will have a corresponding database file in the db directory. You can query results directly from the database:

gt; sqlite3 db/example.db
SQLite version 3.8.5 2014-08-15 22:37:57
Enter ".help" for usage hints.
sqlite> select * from responses;
1|10|Add some validation.|Scary

To Do

  1. Result Column sort
  2. Add message property to survey instance config
  3. Allow for invite only survey instance
    1. Link with token param sent via email
  4. Allow hot loading of survey instances (currently you have to restart the server to pick up new instances)
  5. Add stop/start date property to survey instance