following a tip from mdekker, we can now use the remote control API to export CSV data of a survey in an automated fashion. This should be used together with a R header file (generated from LimeSurvey 2.00). When exporting this file and the CSV file manually, the CSV file is different in structure from the one we currently export via remote control. In summary, we need to mimick the behaviour of SPSSExportData() in application/controllers/admin/export.php using remote control. Is this possible? Any help is appreciated.