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Time how long it takes to complete a survey 5 years 2 months ago #56369

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Is it possible to time how long it takes to complete a survey? If so - how?
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Time how long it takes to complete a survey 5 years 2 months ago #56378

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uwnrs:

Without knowing what type of database you have, I can give you a general answer. I use a mySQL query to calculate the difference between the startdate and the submitdate fields in the LimeSurvey table for the survey.

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Time how long it takes to complete a survey 5 years 2 months ago #56379

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This would be a nice feature I think. Could this be implemented into the core?
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Time how long it takes to complete a survey 5 years 2 months ago #56380

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Yes, I noticed that it does keep track of start time and submit time. It would be really nice if the software itself calculated the time.

I can write my own code to calculate it if needed. However I noticed that if you go in as an admin and edit any record set of answers, it clears the submitdate and marks that survey as not complete, even if you have it marked to completed, so I'll have to use the datestamp field instead of the submitdate since that doesn't change, and it is the last recorded action of the user taking the survey.

thanks,
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Time how long it takes to complete a survey 5 years 2 months ago #56609

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holch wrote:
This would be a nice feature I think. Could this be implemented into the core?
This feature will be available at the upcoming 1.91 version for all survey modes.

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Time how long it takes to complete a survey 4 years 10 months ago #61715

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Is this now available in the latest version?
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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 4 years 10 months ago #61718

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shano wrote:
Is this now available in the latest version?
At Limesurvey 1.91 this feature can be enable at the notification tab at your survey settings.
Once it is enabled there will be another icon at the browse response screen which shows statistics about the timings. Timings can further be exported to CSV.

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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 4 years 10 months ago #61720

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Excellent, thanks Mazi.
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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 4 years 10 months ago #61723

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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 2 years 3 months ago #103081

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Mazi wrote:
shano wrote:
Is this now available in the latest version?
At Limesurvey 1.91 this feature can be enable at the notification tab at your survey settings.
Once it is enabled there will be another icon at the browse response screen which shows statistics about the timings. Timings can further be exported to CSV.

If i just want to know how long it take to complete the survey and would like to record it together with the data. Can I use EM to get it? If yes, how?

thanks.
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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 2 years 3 months ago #103094

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The start and end time are recorded in the results. So this is already included in the data, when you set it up for recording the times. Just substract the end time from the start time...
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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 2 years 3 months ago #103101

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holch wrote:
The start and end time are recorded in the results. So this is already included in the data, when you set it up for recording the times. Just substract the end time from the start time...

The start time and end time are the same in the database. Beside that is limesurvey can calculate the difference. Then we can know it through the browser database.
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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 2 years 3 months ago #103102

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Sounds strange that the start and the end time are the same. Did you enable the timestamp for the survey?
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holch wrote:
Sounds strange that the start and the end time are the same. Did you enable the timestamp for the survey?

Yes. You can also see: bugs.limesurvey.org/view.php?id=8507
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Aw: Re: Time how long it takes to complete a survey 2 years 3 months ago #103105

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I gave it a try and I have the same problem, the start time is the same as the time of last action and the time of submission.

However, when activating timings it seems like the time is recorded correctly and it gives me a total time that makes sense.
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