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5 years 3 weeks ago #75679 by jenjunum
I use Limesurvey to administer an interview. An interviewer sits with a person, asks them questions, and enters their responses in real time.

We had a technical glitch (not related to limesurvey) and our interviewer got kicked out of the survey without completing the username & password to finish the survey later. The data was saved, but is there any way to finish the rest of the survey without needing edit the original response? The remainder of the survey was completed on a paper copy of the survey.

We are running Version 1.91+ Build 12416 and we do NOT have tokens enabled.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #75688 by bdg

is there any way to finish the rest of the survey without needing edit the original response?


Why don't you want to edit the original response?

It would be simplest just to open the original response in the data entry screen and enter the remaining responses from paper. There is a little more information about the data entry screen here .

Maybe you could open a terminal to the DBMS and write some SQL to copy the original response record to a new record, and then enter the rest of the data from paper into the copied record in LimeSurveys data entry screen. You will have to give the copied record new IDs. Best to do this when no-one else is using LimeSurvey too so things don't get messed up. Back everything up before you start too, just in case.
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5 years 3 weeks ago #75691 by jenjunum
I would like to give the task of finishing the data entry to the person who completed the interview/survey but I would not like to give them access to logging into Limesurvey, navigating through the data to find the appropriate case, etc.

I am also 3,000 miles from where the data is being collected, but I could get a scan of the paper form to enter the data myself. I just wondered if there was something I was missing.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #75701 by Mazi
For such cases we have the data entry screen and the ability to edit/complete a response. If you don't use tokens and didn't click the "save and return later" button, there is no other way then creating an admin user for this.


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5 years 3 weeks ago #75773 by jenjunum
That's what I thought, but I have missed fairly obvious things in the past. Thanks for your help.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #75782 by Mazi

jenjunum wrote: That's what I thought, but I have missed fairly obvious things in the past. Thanks for your help.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #76410 by TAdams
Hello, I just want to make sure I understand this topic correctly. I have a survey and I want to send my own invitations, I want some users to participate more than once and I have my own individual tracking variable embedded in the survey URL to manage my responses.
If a user closes her/his browser without completing the survey and forgets to save the response to resume at a later time, there is no way to give that user access back to the point where he/she dropped out? There is no cookie or anything else that would save the users drop out point?

Thank you for your help.

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