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5 years 2 months ago #69783 by lfortunato
Hi!
I've a little problem with question type: File upload

I notice that a file (for example manual.pdf) is correctly uploaded after completion of the survey, on the server directory:
/var/www/<My_Dir>/upload/surveys/<Survey_Id>/files

but its name is strange (for example: fu_52ni7vbdrbvfayq) and without extention.

If I add .pdf suffix (fu_52ni7vbdrbvfayq.pdf) and I open it, the document is really the file uploaded, manual.pdf
But I would like to have the file uploaded on the server with its original name and extention.

Do I have to configurate something?

Thank you very much...

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5 years 2 months ago #69787 by Mazi
For security reasons the file name is encrypted and the file type is left out. You can download all files from the browse response screen as a ZIP archive which will then contain the correct names and types.


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
Need Help? We offer professional Limesurvey support
Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com'"

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5 years 2 months ago #69983 by lfortunato
Thank you very much!

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5 years 2 months ago #70009 by Mazi

lfortunato wrote: Thank you very much!

You're welcome!

If our hints have been helpful and you enjoy limesurvey please consider a donation to the team .
We do all this in our free time and you don't have to pay a penny for this software.

Without your help we can't keep this project alive.


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
Need Help? We offer professional Limesurvey support
Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com'"

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5 years 2 months ago #70030 by lfortunato
You're right, Limesurvey is a very usefull tool and your group gives support to all users.
I've already informed my institute about the good features of LS, and also I've suggested to consider a donation to the team!
Thank you again...

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5 years 2 months ago #70060 by Mazi
Great, thanks!


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
Need Help? We offer professional Limesurvey support
Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com'"

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5 years 2 months ago #70948 by dataguru
I'm so not having any luck downloading the files the respondents uploaded when they took the survey. My admin interface is acting cranky and I don't have time at the moment to figure it out. Where bouts on the server are they stored so I can grab them via ftp?

Thanks,
Betty

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5 years 2 months ago #71001 by lfortunato
I don't have problems using FTP tools (like FileZilla),
but the files uploaded have encrypted names and the file type is left out,
so it is not so simple without the LimeSurvey admin interface.

You can see directly the information in the DB MySQL, table lime_survey_<SURVEY_ID>, field 'text':
in that field you have all information about the uploaded file, original name and extention.

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5 years 2 months ago #71019 by dataguru
sweet. thanks!

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