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Can I change a survey's default language? 3 years 2 weeks ago #102010

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I have a survey with 3 languages. I want to change the default language on the survey. I can change the entry in the MySQL database, but will this mess up other things?

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Auke
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Can I change a survey's default language? 3 years 1 week ago #102153

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HI,

Think best is to copy the survey before, change lang in the copy ad find if there are anay problem.

You can do it too with exporting to TSV/ update TSV file (use same title for group in each language) and import it again.
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Can I change a survey's default language? 3 years 1 week ago #102183

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Thanks for your help Denis.
I tried it out on a test site, first ran through all the database tables seemed not problem.
So i changed the language of the survey to one of the additional languages and added the original language to the additional language field. Works without a problem.

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Auke
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Can I change a survey's default language? 3 years 1 week ago #102184

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Hmmm, if this is no problem, it would be great to have this option in the GUI I think There are often people asking for this.
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Can I change a survey's default language? 3 years 1 week ago #102187

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Yes, that would be great.
I could find no problem going through the table structures, only thing that is important is that you make sure the same languages stay configure (otherwise I guess there would be a lot of junk left in some tables).
Even managed to do in with an online survey.

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Auke
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