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2 months 2 weeks ago #197648 by bengee
Hi,
I’m building an online survey and looking to use LimeView. I can see the survey design tools are great, but I can’t see what the default data model looks like?

Is this information available in the documentation?

Also, is it possible to change the data schema of the backend?

Thanks in advance
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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #197672 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Custom data model backend
Why not create a little questionnaire and fill it with some data, then export the data? This way you see first hand how the data looks like.

What do you mean with:

Also, is it possible to change the data schema of the backend?


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2 months 2 weeks ago #197674 by bengee
Replied by bengee on topic Custom data model backend
Thanks for responding.

What I mean is, can I design my own data model and map the data entries to a data model/structure/schema of my own design?

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2 months 2 weeks ago #197686 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Custom data model backend
No, you design the questionnaire and you'll receive the responses in a table defined by Limesurvey (one column per question or subquestion, in the rows you have the different datasets from the respondents).

Of course, the answer codes that will be stored in the database can be defined by you, as you wish.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #197687 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Custom data model backend
But, I forgot one thing to mention.

You can install Limesurvey on your own server, so you have control over the database. So if you really need your results in a certain way, you can always read the database directly and format the data as you need.

Or you use the API and read the information directly into your application or for whatever you need this.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #197707 by bengee
Replied by bengee on topic Custom data model backend
I intend to develop locally and host on the cloud.

Next step: install & play!

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