I’ve been working on several custom Questionmark Perception quizzes lately. As sometimes happens, it is not possible to use the Authoring Manager’s Question Editor to create the questions, so I created an example question in the Editor that was as close as possible to the one I wanted, then exported it to QML and modified it to get the custom structure that I wanted. Then I duplicated it and wrote the entire quiz in QML.

When I tried out the quiz created by importing these questions, the quiz came up with no problems, but on trying to submit the answers, it gave a “Topic not found” error.

It turns out that you must have a TOPIC attribute stated in the QML or it will error out. I don’t recall this being the case before, but it definitely is the case now.

RIGHT:

<QUESTION ID="3084430213002589" DESCRIPTION="01. Question title goes here" TOPIC=topic titlesubtopic title" STATUS="Normal"> 
<ANSWER QTYPE="FIB">

WRONG:

<QUESTION ID="3084430213002589" DESCRIPTION="01. Question title goes here" STATUS="Normal"> 
<ANSWER QTYPE="FIB">