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CSV import into Questions Group 4 years 1 month ago #50362

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I'd like to suggest that the csv import be not dropped from the development of LimeSurvey. While developing a long survey it may be convenient to enter the questions in say an Open Office Calc spreadsheet, save as csv and import into Questions Group. Detailed formatting of each question could then be done in the dashboard but if all the answers are say "yes/no" not much more work would be needed.

BTW, can anyone confirm the structure of the Question's Group csv table?: qid,sid,gid,type,title,question,preg,help,other,mandatory,lid,question_order,language

Thanks for keeping the application alive and for the support.
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Re:CSV import into Questions Group 4 years 1 month ago #50388

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starapple wrote:
I'd like to suggest that the csv import be not dropped from the development of LimeSurvey. While developing a long survey it may be convenient to enter the questions in say an Open Office Calc spreadsheet, save as csv and import into Questions Group.
You can add this as a feature request at our feature tracker . Please describe your idea as detailed as possible and try to outline a suitable solution/implementation aswell.

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Re:CSV import into Questions Group 4 years 1 month ago #50393

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Mazi wrote:
starapple wrote:
I'd like to suggest that the csv import be not dropped from the development of LimeSurvey. While developing a long survey it may be convenient to enter the questions in say an Open Office Calc spreadsheet, save as csv and import into Questions Group.
You can add this as a feature request at our feature tracker . Please describe your idea as detailed as possible and try to outline a suitable solution/implementation aswell.

Thanks for your reply Mazi. It is an existing feature to import a csv which the developer says will be deprecated. However, it seems that simplicity for the end user is being given up. My question is what is the structure of the csv file.
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Re:CSV import into Questions Group 4 years 1 month ago #50593

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The csv files use a predefined syntax which can easily be broken if the user edits the fie so that import fails.
The new .lss formnat is based on XML and therefore much easier to deal with.

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Re:CSV import into Questions Group 4 years 1 month ago #50612

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Gotcha.
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Re:CSV import into Questions Group 4 years 1 month ago #50613

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