How to store which version of a survey was used

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Sometimes there are several changes to a survey which was already activated and cached at OfflineSurveys. Now if  there are several users doing data collection using that survey, not everyone may have refreshed the local survey version so there can be people collecting data based on an older survey version. If you want to know which survey […]

How to run multilingual surveys with OfflineSurveys

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OfflineSurveys supports multilingual surveys (since 2017/version 1.32) While LimeSurvey fully supports multilingual surveys and switching between different languages, there are some technical limitations for running such surveys offline e.g. switching the language at survey runtime means loading the new language texts from the server which is not possible when running a survey offline. For running a […]

How to make adjustments to my survey, without re-uploading the survey?

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Here are some facts about OfflineSurveys A survey on OfflineSurveys can exist forever, even if the original survey on LimeSurvey was removed, or deactivated or expired, as long as the survey was not refreshed on OfflineSurveys (using “refresh survey” option) When you refresh a survey on OfflineSurveys there are the potential outcome The survey on […]

How can I use the “Previous” button at my surveys?

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OfflineSurveys supports having a “Previous” button since version 1.20 (released 2016-08-28). It is a little hidden though. Some background information: When caching the survey, the all-in-one mode is required, but at that survey mode there actually is no “Previous” button (that wouldn’t make sense). For that reason, we can’t make use of the common previous button (it simply […]

How to share a survey with other OfflineSurveys users

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Since OfflineSurveys version 1.13 (released 2016-05-02) you can now share any Limesurvey survey you have cached at your Android device. Just click the share icon: You can then send the whole survey as .LSO file to any email address(es). The file will be fully encrypted, also username and password will be encrypted in the database. […]

How to track interviewer details

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When using multiple devices to collect data using Offline Surveys and later syncing all data on a central server, you will not know which interviewer entered a certain data set. To collect this information you can simply add a mandatory short text question at the very beginning of your survey so the interviewer always has […]

How to add Android multimedia questions

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Besides all LimeSurvey question types Offline Surveys also supports various Android multimedia questions (check the screenshots available here). These can be used to enrich your surveys if you run them using Offline Surveys. We have created some examples and detailed instructions for you to easily add these questions to your LimeSurvey surveys.