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how to capture computer host name variable? 1 year 5 months ago #92384

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Just wondering if there is a way to capture the host name of the computer filling out the survey and record that information in the survey.

For example, in a DOS window I can type the following and it returns the computer name:
echo %computername%

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Re: how to capture computer host name variable? 1 year 5 months ago #92386

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After reading a lot of the forum posts I believe this needs to be done somehow with url passthrough and a hidden question.

This is the URL I am working with currently..
'http://tsasurvey/limesurvey/index.php/576678/lang-en'

I tried this but it did not work:
'http://tsasurvey/limesurvey/index.php/576678/lang-en&cname=%computername%'


cname is the passthrough variable I want to record in each survey.
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Re: how to capture computer host name variable? 1 year 5 months ago #92404

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No, you cannot access the settings or information from a respondents computer. (even if you could it would be a huge privacy violation)
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Re: how to capture computer host name variable? 1 year 5 months ago #92405

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thanks.

what would be the best way to determine who each survey is from (aside from ip address which is dhcp and changes frequently)?

this is not an anonymous survey, just a survey about which applications someone uses

I do not want a complicated process... just click on items pertaining to the person and then click submit

thanks!
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Re: how to capture computer host name variable? 1 year 5 months ago #92449

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IP external adress are not from internal DHCP, but from ISP DHCP

For example, in a society, if 2 user access to your survey, their ip adress are the same.

The only information you can have is the expernal IP adress.

Denis
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