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Re: Create tokens out of our database? 3 years 2 months ago #66007

Thanks, guys. You really helped me out. Our programmers used the javascript solution and it seems to work. Now we just have to start a survey with real users and see if it works under normal circumstances.
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Re: Create tokens out of our database? 3 years 2 months ago #66010

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Re: Create tokens out of our database? 3 years 2 months ago #66018

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holch wrote:
So, to sum it up (please correct me if I understood it wrong):
If you want to save variables in the database, that are passed on by the URL, then use the feature "always hide this question", when you need to save something from within the survey, then you need to hide the questions via CSS or Javascript, right?

It would be great to have a better "hide" handling. A lot of more complicated surveys rely heavily on hidden questions to pass on calculations or other info.

holch - Expression Manager in LimeSurvey 1.92 will solve this problem. There is a new question type called "Equation" which is always processed (as long as it is relevant) even if you set "always hide this question", and the result is stored in the database. Basically, we're separating the ideas of relevance (whether the questions should be enabled), and visibility (whether you can actually see it).
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In general I find the Limesurvey system with display group by group, question by question or all in one a little unflexible. OK, you can always "violate" question groups to use them as "pages", but this is not ideal.

Can you say more about what you mean by this? What would you want to see instead?
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Re: Create tokens out of our database? 3 years 2 months ago #66022

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I find it more flexible to separate the display of the questions from the display of groups.

I know other tools that offer to group questions (as for a logical group), but also provide the posibility to arrange questions on pages. If you want to control which question is shown on which page at the moment you have to group them in the same group. This can make sense for some surveys, and might not make sense for others. You might want to present 2 groups on one page or 1 group over several pages.
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Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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Re: Create tokens out of our database? 3 years 2 months ago #66037

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The survey designer at the burried old Limesurvey 2.0 version used pages. There was a tab for each survey page and you could add questions to those tabs.
Carsten might be planning to port/implement such a survey builder once the Limesurvey CI versions works smoothly.

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Re: Create tokens out of our database? 3 years 2 months ago #66043

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Yeah, Matzi, I have seen this.

Wouldn't be bad to have this, as I think that the concept is a lot easier to understand for new users. But, as we can use groups to achieve the result somehow, I guess there are other things we should go for first.

Was just a general comment about some structural issues of LS.
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