Automatically saving as they go

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5 years 4 months ago #82681 by brgolds
brgolds created the topic: Automatically saving as they go
My basic concern is that after someone completes half of my survey and their internet is disconnected for some reason, all of their responses will be cleared. What I want to know is how does limesurvey save data as someone is filling out responses? How do I minimize losing data? Does it save somewhere internally after every time they hit next? Is it possible to export partial data sets?

Besides splitting up the survey into multiple small surveys I can not seem to figure out any other way to do this. Any suggestions and explanations would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

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5 years 4 months ago #82685 by TMSWhite
TMSWhite replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go
Yes, every time you click next or previous, the data gets saved. If you get disconnected and try to reconnect, a cookie will let you resume from where you left off even if you did not click "resume later"

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5 years 4 months ago #82691 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go
To minimize data loss, you can set the survey mode to question by question so no responses get lost.


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5 years 4 months ago #82748 by brgolds
brgolds replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go
Thank you for the response. where is the setting for question by question.

Also, lets say for some reason the person taking the survey has a computer crash, is it possible to access the data they had put in up until that time?

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5 years 4 months ago #82846 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go

brgolds wrote: Thank you for the response. where is the setting for question by question.

This can be found at the survey settings -> presentation tab: docs.limesurvey.org/Creating+a+new+surve...ation_amp_navigation

brgolds wrote: Also, lets say for some reason the person taking the survey has a computer crash, is it possible to access the data they had put in up until that time?

This is only possible if you are using tokens and the survey is set to be non anonymous.


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2 years 5 months ago #121606 by mascarpone
mascarpone replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go
Hi All,

Getting back on this point - anything new since the last messages couple of years ago?

Autosave would be very interesting for some surveys, or a "Save" button in addition to next or the possibility to edit the "next" button to "save/next",

Any ideas suggestions?

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2 years 5 months ago #121662 by Perry
Perry replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go
Facing the same problem.

I have already set a timer in the question group to auto submit when time is out.
Therefor, the setting is "group by group"

In that case, how can I auto save the participates selected options before "Next/Save" button?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #156620 by blocka
blocka replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go
A few years later again...

Wondering if there's any way to make this work so that an AJAX call could be made after a question is touched so that responses could be stored immediately -- this is very important for All in one type surveys....

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1 month 3 weeks ago #159154 by Daniel3
Daniel3 replied the topic: Automatically saving as they go
Hmmm. That is weird.

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