edits to live survey, common practices of new users

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4 months 1 week ago #172021 by Saoirse
Saoirse created the topic: edits to live survey, common practices of new users
New user here. How do frequent users of LimeSurvey normally make changes to an active survey? Do they deactivate, or expire the survey?

I understand the difference between deactivating and expiring. I understand no changes at all can be made to an active survey. However, I'm trying to understand how this works for others in practice. I have built and ran many surveys on two other (paid) platforms, but I'm completely new to LimeSurvey. I use an installation on my own server.

Thank you

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4 months 6 days ago #172039 by Joffm
Joffm replied the topic: edits to live survey, common practices of new users
Hi,
you know, even if a survey is activated you can change
  • texts
  • relevance equations
  • validation equations

You cannot change the type of a question no the structure of the survey without deactivating.

Exactly as it is descripted here:




So if you want to change more than the mentioned things you have to
  • export your data
  • deactivate
  • change
  • activate again
You have the option to include your "old" participant table again

Best regards
Joffm


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