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Activación de la encuesta

From LimeSurvey Manual

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Una vez diseñado y probado el cuestionario se procede a la activación de la encuesta. Tal y como se había comentado anteriormente, las operaciones de añadido o eliminación de grupos de preguntas, preguntas y las respuestas a preguntas con varias opciones estarán bloqueadas.

Sin embargo aún se podrá modificar el título de los grupos de preguntas, el título de las preguntas y el texto de las respuestas con el fin de corregir faltas ortográficas, de sintaxis o incluso inconsistencias semánticas que suelen descubrirse una vez iniciado el proceso de encuesta gracias a la realimentación de las personas encuestadas. Somos conscientes de que esta virtud puede ser utilizada para alterar los resultados de la encuesta, y aunque tales hechos sin duda no sucederán en nuestro contexto, es obligado advertirlo. (:eek:)


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Before activation, a window will be displayed, asking you about some general survey-related settings:


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  • Anonymyzed responses: This option allows you to determine whether responses to your survey are matched up with information from your survey's token table, or kept "anonymous". If you decide to enable it, your survey is set to anonymize responses - there will be no way to connect answers and participants;
  • Save IP address: If enabled, the IP address of the survey respondent will be stored together with his/her answers;
  • Save timings: If enabled, the time spent on each page of the survey by each survey participant is recorded;
  • Date stamp: Turn it on if you would like to see the date the answers were submitted;
  • Save referrer URL: If enabled, the referrer URL will be stored together with the answers.

Once you are done enabling the desired functionalities, click on the Save & activate survey button. The following message will be displayed:


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Select the option that suits your needs. For more information on survey participants, access the following link.


Now, copy the link to your survey and start sharing it:


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By activating a survey, LimeSurvey:

  • creates a separate database table where all survey responses are stored, a new entry being added for each new collected survey response
  • allows survey administrators to manually enter data into that response table or edit the existent data


Para activar el cuestionario se debe pulsar el triángulo verde pequeño del icono Icono inactiva.png, pasando dicho icono al siguiente estado: Icono activa.png

Solamente cuando una encuesta se encuentra activada es posible definir la población que responderá al cuestionario, responder o introducir datos de respuestas y revisar resultados. Mostramos a continuación las herramientas que son de utilidad cuando la encuesta está activa:

Problems when activating the survey

Icono reglas.png Establecimiento de reglas de evaluación
Icono respuestas.png Revisión de resultados de cuestionarios ya enviados
Icono respuestas no enviadas.png Revisión de respuestas guardadas pero aún no enviadas
Icono poblacion encuestada.png Gestión de población encuestada

Too many questions

When you activate your survey you may have too many questions in your survey so that the response table cannot be created. The error would say something like 'Too many columns' in older versions of LimeSurvey. In the latest version the error message would say "The survey answer table cannot be created. This is probably caused by too many questions or sub-questions in the survey. If possible try to remove questions from the survey."

In this case you could try one or more of the following things:

  • Try to remove some questions in your survey.
  • Did you always use the correct question types? A common error would be to use a Multiple-choice question type with a limit of one choice instead of using a List(Radio) question type. The former one would use a lot more data fields, while the latter one uses only one.
  • The length of the column names seem to matter. If you copy the survey using a small survey ID (you can set that when copying the survey) you might be able to activate the survey
  • If nothing of the above helps or it is impossible to shorten the survey you could split the survey to two surveys. In that case you would auto-load the second survey at the end of the first one. You could skip the welcome screen of the second survey and the participant would barely notice the switch.


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  Attention : If the survey is active and you open several tabs by clicking on "Execute survey", you may not be able to fill out the survey (an error will pop up suggesting you to use the index to navigate the survey) in tabs previously opened to the last one. When that happens, please close all the tabs and make sure to open only one tab at a time to test the live version of your survey.