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- Can I do this with LimeSurvey?
- Admin notifications every X number of responses
Admin notifications every X number of responses
The closest I found would be to use conditions with the Expression Manager to determine what case to send a notification and enter this in "Send basic admin email notification" in the settings, as described in the forum post Conditional email notificationthis forum post .
Is there a solution to this, or do I have to make anything like this happen on my end once the email arrives?
I'm not sure what you want.
matthisd wrote: I have been trying to find a way to make the admin notifications be sent at regular response intervals, instead of for each response.
A notification every nth response would contain just the nth response or an aggregation of all responses between the last notification?
LimeSurvey isn't currently offering such a functionality out of the box.
What version of LimeSurvey is used? Perhaps a third party plugin is available.
No, you are not.
I might be daft, but I haven't found anything specific to this.
There is nothing out of the box.
Unfortunately there is no access to the quota.
If there was, you just could set a quota on "total" and with "quota_done mod 25 == 0" have an equation to send the mail or not.
But there is not.
One option is an ajax call:
In a question of type short text, enter this script:
And in "getCompletes.php" you query the database for the amount of completes so far.
Of course only possible, if you have access to the database and a little bit experience in php and MySQL.
But, what for?
To get only 4 emails, to know: "Oh, now there are 100 completes".
Better to get no email at all and have a look into the answer summary.
Volunteers are not paid.
Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless
So I would want to set (for example) that I receive a basic admin notification email for every 10th person that responds to the survey.
As I will go to the survey webpage to download the responses manually, there is no reason to include any specific response information in the notification email.
The main reason to receive the email, is to have a reminder of the fact that responses are still being completed on this survey and need to be processed. Unfortunately I do not have access to the server install itself, and any extension etc. would have to be discussed with the provider.
If this not an option, I prefer to stop any messages coming in. However, I currently have nothing entered in the "Send basic admin email notification" and am receiving emails for each response anyway. Where can I stop this?
However, I currently have nothing entered in the "Send basic admin email notification" and am receiving emails for each response anyway. Where can I stop this?
I only know of two reasons why you would receive notifications:
1. Send basic admin notification email to:
2. Send detailed admin notification email to:
As you state that you have nothing in "basic admin notification" you must have something in "detailed admin notification".
I do have email addresses entered under "General Settings" for both "Admin email" and "Bounce email". But I assume these are just the emails to be use if there is something set in the notification fields... right?
matthisd wrote: I do have email addresses entered under "General Settings" for both "Admin email" and "Bounce email". But I assume these are just the emails to be use if there is something set in the notification fields... right?
Can you create a new test survey and check if you get emails on that survey too?
Can you post the content / subject of the email, you receive? Redact content before posting.
But in any case that seems to have solved the issue. I will try this in the future. The only explanation I have is that I might have entered an email address in the notification setting at some point and then removed it, but that the setting remained active anyway. Not sure if you would like me to test that possibility in case it is a bug?
What version of LimeSurvey is used? Look at the bottom. You can click on the version number and will get more infos about the installation in a window.
matthisd wrote: The only explanation I have is that I might have entered an email address in the notification setting at some point and then removed it, but that the setting remained active anyway. Not sure if you would like me to test that possibility in case it is a bug?
If you still have the survey with the "empty-looking" emailfields running, you might just enter your email address in the empty fields. Save the settings. Then logout. Login and remove the email from these notifications fields. Save again and then wait if the issue is fixed.
Unfortunately it does not seem to be a link to further information.
But, amazingly, entering the email in the notification fields again, saving, logging out and back in, removing the emails from the notification fields, and saving again, seems to have fixed the problem!
I assume some setting was not updated properly on the server? Strange though…
In any case, all solved for now. Thanks for the help!
Click on the version number should display a modal window.
matthisd wrote: Unfortunately it does not seem to be a link to further information.