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TOPIC: List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased???

List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 3 years 10 months ago #84988

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Hi

I've just discovered after a long time of inputting information into 'List (dropdown)' Question Type that it appears to be limited to 244 choices/answers/options. Is there a way to increase this? I probably need around 500 as it's a drop-down list of UK councils?

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Stephen
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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 3 years 6 months ago #91357

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Hey Stephen,

Did you figure out how to increase the answers limit? I found myself in the same situation designing a large survey.

Hope to hear any solution soon.

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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 3 years 6 months ago #91368

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Hello,

Did this bug is reported in the bug report system ?

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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 3 years 6 months ago #91555

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Hey Stephen,

This has been reported in the Bugtracker system recently and was closed. See: bugs.limesurvey.org/view.php?id=7185. I was having the same issue with a number of 1000+ answers in a dropdown list. I increase the max_input_var in PHP as suggested in the Bugtracker and it worked.

Hope it helps you as well,

Cheers,

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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 3 years 3 months ago #95067

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Thanks everyone. I've only just noticed these replies.
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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 3 years 3 months ago #95083

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Could you group the list as another question? They need to first select the district and then select the councils?
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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 7 months 3 weeks ago #129068

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Hi!

I try the solution adding to php.ini max_input_vars = 10000 and does't work
I put in the label a list of municipios/County with 1200 entries, for example

05001 MEDELLIN
05002 ABEJORRAL
05004 ABRIAQUI
05021 ALEJANDRIA
05030 AMAGA
...

It continues display the error about max_input_vars, I also re start php and the computer.

my limesurvey version is 2.06+ Build 151126

Thanks!
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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 7 months 3 weeks ago #129077

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You need to restart the server where Limesurvey is running, not your computer.
Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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List (dropdown) - limited to 244 answers??? Can this be increased??? 7 months 3 weeks ago #129079

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Hi Holch, I restart the server and the computer, doesn't work in any case.

Thanks
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