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changing answer type for all questions at once 3 years 1 month ago #65569

  • ucuenglish
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I am using the online version of Limesurvey.

I have a questionnaire with over 120 questions, which are all set to the wrong answer type. Is there a way in which I can alter the answer type for all questions at once? say, from 5-point Array to Array (flexible labels).

Also, I now have a set of 6 answer options per question, in which I have to make minor changes. Is there a way in which I can do this for all questions at once?

This would save me a lot of (tedious) work and time.

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Re: changing answer type for all questions at once 3 years 1 month ago #65661

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Sadly, the answer to both is no.
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Tony Partner

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Re: changing answer type for all questions at once 3 years 1 month ago #65672

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It may be possible to export the whole survey to a .lss file (which is XML), then use a text editor to do a bulk find and replace, then re-import the survey.
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Re: changing answer type for all questions at once 3 years 1 month ago #65864

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TMSWhite wrote:
It may be possible to export the whole survey to a .lss file (which is XML), then use a text editor to do a bulk find and replace, then re-import the survey.
I can't recommend that approach because most probably the import will fail due to some invalid data. IDs have to be connected properly and all this will only work if you know about the database layout. Otherwise you might even mess up your survey so better go for the manual solution even though this might suck ;-)

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