deactivation of automatic saving

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4 years 10 months ago #88645 by halliballi123
halliballi123 created the topic: deactivation of automatic saving
Hi everybody,

I have a question about the saving behaviour of limesurvey.

My surveys store the answers of a participant each time, when he press next (either group or question). The data record is marked as not submitted.
Each time a participant closes the browser and starts the survey again a new record is created when he presses at least once on the next button.

Now my question.

Is it possible to configure surveys not to save until a participant really submits the answers of a survey? I don't need partially filled answers. And I know that there is the possibility to export only submitted records.

Thanks in advance
halli

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4 years 10 months ago #88660 by DenisChenu
DenisChenu replied the topic: deactivation of automatic saving

halliballi123 wrote: Is it possible to configure surveys not to save until a participant really submits the answers of a survey?

No, and do that means a lot of PHP dev work.

I don't need partially filled answers. And I know that there is the possibility to export only submitted records.

You can do a script to delete "not closed" survey, and make a cronjob at night to it automatically.

Denis

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4 years 10 months ago #88661 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: deactivation of automatic saving
This is not possible. LimeSurvey needs to store answers as the pages are submitted to support conditions, relevance, INSERTANS, etc.

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Tony Partner
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4 years 10 months ago #88677 by halliballi123
halliballi123 replied the topic: Aw: deactivation of automatic saving
Ok, than I have one additional question.
I have a survey that is not anonymous. And each time I close the survey after clicking next on the welcome page a new recordset is created.

Wouldn't it be better to update the existing (answer) record of the participant?
Is there a option for this or do you think, it might be a good idea to create a feature request for that?

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4 years 10 months ago #88678 by Andre_DE
Andre_DE replied the topic: Aw: deactivation of automatic saving
Enable token based persistency for your survey so the existing record set will be used. (Survey settings).

Cheers,
André

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4 years 10 months ago #88685 by Mazi
Mazi replied the topic: Aw: deactivation of automatic saving
As Andre pointed out, this is only possible when using tokens and the related answer persistance setting.


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