Create custom survey ID

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2 months 3 weeks ago #196908 by bulgin
Is it possible to reconfigure the survey id of an existing survey or otherwise create a custom ID of my own making?

For example, LimeSurvey creates random 6 digit numbers. What if I wanted to make surveys that had the zipcode or other postal code?

So an example might be:

www.limesurveyentry.com/10001 <--- that's a nyc zipcode

Have the ability to make your own survey id number has some useful features, one of which is to make the URL (if sending via postal letter, for example) something the user can easily remember.

limesurveydomain.com/postalcode for example.

Thanks.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #196917 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Create custom survey ID
I don't think that you can configure your own custom survey ID. As far as I know LS doesn't create them "randomly", I think there is a certain logic behind it.

But when it is for making a more "readable" survey link, then you can always create your own URL and redirect it via .htaccess to the real survey URL.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #196918 by bulgin
Hi Holch and thanks for responding. I hadn't thought of the .htaccess. Thanks for the suggestion I think that could work!

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2 months 3 weeks ago #196922 by Joffm
To select a self defined survey ID,
you may create a small survey with only one question.

If you copy it, you have the option to enter your own surveyID.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #196926 by DenisChenu
And when import from TSV : it get it inside the TSV file.
manual.limesurvey.org/Tab_Separated_Value_survey_structure

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2 months 3 weeks ago #196957 by bulgin
Replied by bulgin on topic Create custom survey ID
That's very powerful! Thank you Denis and Joffm that seems like a very easy and useful solution.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #196960 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Create custom survey ID

If you copy it, you have the option to enter your own surveyID.


Ohh, I wasn't aware of this option. Good one!

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