In the first of our articles on LimeSurvey's 2011 Google Summer of Code students we look at Aniessh Seth and his proposal to build a central participants database for LimeSurvey.
Aniessh was selected from a number of students who made a proposal looking at this idea. Aniessh's proposal is to create a single database to store a central collection of participants for a LimeSurvey installation. The participants can then be re-used and invited to different surveys easily. The system will allow modification of the records relating to each participant, a system of storing unlimited 'attributes' and values against each one and methods for searching and categorising the participants. The system will work in conjunction with the current token system, but will be an enhancement because the current token system is limited to only work with individual surveys.