Change default configuration for new surveys

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1 year 1 month ago #185610 by aellison9
I know for many of the global settings, such as defaulttheme and admintheme, you can control the values through the use of config.php and overriding the config-defaults.php values.

I am curious if there is a way to also control some of the default settings for new surveys as they are created.

For example: when a new survey is created the default values under Notification & Data for "Date stamp" and "Save IP Address" are both set to "Off". We would like to change the default to "On" for any new survey that is created.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #191767 by mtalimetest
Hi there,

I'm also looking for this same functionality. It would be very nice to change some of the default values for when a survey is created/copied.

Thanks

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7 months 4 weeks ago #191768 by bismark
you could create an empty base survey with all your preferences.
then copy this survey when you create a new one.

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7 months 4 weeks ago #191769 by mtalimetest
The useage scenario is this:

I work at a university and the Research Ethics Board requires a particular consent script at the start of every survey. I have created a blank survey with this script, and given all users permission to copy it.

The problem is that if a user copies this blank survey and forgets to change "Exclude survey permissions?" to ON (it is OFF by default) when they create the new survey, all users will then be granted permission to copy this new survey, even once it is modified and customized.

I just want to set the default value for that parameter to be ON.

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