# Particular criteria do not work all the time

Hi there,

We have a question concerning criteria in Ethica. Hopefully someone can help us out.

In our study (#3242), follow-up questions are programmed to appear when a certain answer is given. If Q1 is answered with ‘yes’ (=1), Q2 appears.

Q3 and Q4 will appear if Q1=1, independent of the answer on Q2. However, from Q5 on, the appearance of questions is dependent on the answer on Q2. If Q1=1 and Q2=2, Q3, Q4, Q5 and Q6 will appear. If Q1=1 and Q2=3, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7 and Q8 will appear, etc.

Q2 [number], criteria: Q1==1

Q3 [text], criteria: Q1==1

Q5 [text], criteria: Q2>1

Q7 [text], criteria: Q2>2

In the online preview this works perfectly. In the app it sometimes does as well. However at other times, Q5 and Q6 appear in the app, even though Q1=2. Since Q1 needs to be 1 for Q2 to appear, and Q2 needs to be 2 or higher for Q5 and Q6 to appear, we do not understand how this happens. Important to note is that Q3 and Q4 do not appear when this happens.

Does anyone know why this happens with these particular questions? Could you maybe help us with how can we solve this?