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Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49689

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Hi

I have just updated to 1.9 and I can no longer export the survey structure in a CSV format (only to a *.lss and *.xml format).

Has the CSV-option been dropped in 1.9?

Thanks and all the best,

Frank
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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49693

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Yes, CSV has ben dropped. It was subsituted by ".lss"
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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49696

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Thanks for the quick response. Very much appreciated.

That's bad news :(

Frank
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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49714

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Why is it so bad news?
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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49717

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I can deal with csv files (by opening them in Excel for example) but not with the other ones. I am not a tech person. It's bad news but not very bad news - not a major problem.

Thanks again for your help!

All the best,

Frank
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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49767

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.lss is a simple XML format. There should be some nice tools out there which can help you opening these files.

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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49772

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Thanks! Will take a look at it.

Frank
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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 4 years 3 weeks ago #49778

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Excel wasn't a good choice for opening and editing the CSV files anyway.

We have a lot of problems regarding the CSV files coming up here in the forum, most of them are due to Excel. Seems like excel doesn't use the correct format.
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Re:Cannot export survey structure after update to 1.9 3 years 11 months ago #52038

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holch wrote:
Seems like excel doesn't use the correct format.
The CSV separator in Excel is related with locale settings (quick example can be found here en.wikipedia.org/Comma-separated_values ).

That cause a lot of confusion when comparing that behaviour to other software, which stick to the comma.

A export of CSV would still be nice as a debugging option. XML processing and the libs used by php can be the source of problems too. With switching the format you could easily check if it is in the import/export routine or somewhere else. From a developer point of view it might be a lot of work to support different export routine for such an purpose.

Still looking for a good xml editor without a hefty price tag.
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