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Manual method for moving survey to another database 5 months 5 days ago #101610

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I have LimeSurvey 1.90 installed on two servers and I want to be able to copy a survey from one to the other without using the admin system to import or export.

How risky is it and what table do I need to consider??

Obviously I will need to copy `survey_xxxxx`, `tokens_xxxxx`, a row from `surveys` and a row from `surveys_languagesettings`. I suppose I will have to copy over the `conditions`, `questions` and `answers` as well. (Sorry I'm basically answering my on question here).

Will indexing and id's become an issue?
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Manual method for moving survey to another database 5 months 5 days ago #101612

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Is your 2nd installation (for import) new?
...without using the admin system to import or export.
Pure curiosity: Why not?
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Manual method for moving survey to another database 5 months 5 days ago #101615

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Nothing more than inter-office politics! It's as sad as that.

They're both at 1.90 and are both already installed. It's looking like every single table needs partially copying here.

How about this.. Can I export the survey (using the admin system or whatever) as SQL? Just one time so I can unpick it and understand and consider everything that is needed? At the moment, the export is an XML file which I don't really understand..
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Manual method for moving survey to another database 5 months 5 days ago #101616

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Theoretically you can update a database using PhpMyAdmin or similar interface...
In your case it sounds that you will get lots of trouble with groups & question IDs...
Note that you can change (everywhere) without problem the survey ID directly in your (xml) export/import file.

I hope another LS user may give you some good advices, because I can't personnaly encourage you to apply this process :(
Benoît

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Manual method for moving survey to another database 5 months 5 days ago #101621

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TBH I don't see a viable solution here.
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