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PostCode lookup to area 1 year 5 months ago #96841

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Ok So I have a question at the beginning of a survey that asked for the user to input a full postcode (zipcode) now I have a spreadsheet with all the possible postcodes on for this survey which and there associated areas.

To get the area accurately you need all 7 characters of the postcode. So in my spreadsheet I have 2995 entries or 2995 postcodes and in the column next to it the area there are 11 areas in total.

Now we are not allowed to see the postcode on the exported survey only the Area. So I cant do a find and replace in Excell afterwards.

So is there a way to do this in the program?
My first thoughts were a select box where they select the postcode and the value entered is the area. However this is going to be a massive select box and not pretty at all.

Is there a way around this?

Thanks In Advance
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PostCode lookup to area 1 year 5 months ago #96849

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Hello,

Best is to use autocomplete with a csv file (or a DB) manual.limesurvey.org/Workarounds:_Manip...wers_for_text_inputs

Denis
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PostCode lookup to area 1 year 5 months ago #96872

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OK I have made some jquery stuff

so var pcArray = [];
pcArray = "Main area";
pcArray = "Main area";
pcArray = "Suburban Area";

<input type="text" id="pc" name="pc" />

$("#pc").on("change", function(){
if(pcArray[$(this).val()] !== undefined) {
$("#pc").val(pcArray[$(this).val()]);
}
});

What I cant do is insert this into my survey.

I'm guessing that I can change #pc to the #questionADD1 where (ADD1) is the question code.

I have added <script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.1/jquery.min.js"></script> into the head of the startpage.

But when I go to the question click on source and then paste
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">


var pcArray = [];
pcArray = "Main area";
pcArray = "Main area";
pcArray = "Suburban Area";

$("#pc").on("change", function () {
if (pcArray[$(this).val()] !== undefined) {
$("#pc").val(pcArray[$(this).val()]);
} else {
$("#pc").val("other");
}
});

</script>

I dont even get a error just all the code appears then when i go in and edit the question source it has changed to
<sc<x>ript type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" ??

What am i doing wrong


This works with jquery1.9.1
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PostCode lookup to area 1 year 5 months ago #96904

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I dont even get a error just all the code appears then when i go in and edit the question source it has changed to
See - manual.limesurvey.org/Workarounds:_Manip....29_in_LimeSurvey.3F

Now we are not allowed to see the postcode on the exported survey only the Area. So I cant do a find and replace in Excell afterwards.
See this post for a solution that uses autocomplete and jquery.csv to automatically fill fields - www.limesurvey.org/en/forum/design-issue...s-csv?start=10#91704
Cheers,
Tony Partner

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