Attributes with multiple lines of text (csv upload)

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11 months 2 weeks ago - 11 months 2 weeks ago #187065 by bdeprez
Dear all,

This may be a stupid question but I'm looking for a way to have an attribute contain multiple lines of text, like this:

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3

But Limesurvey requires all data to be on one line:

firstname,lastname,email,attribute_1
John,Doe,john.doe@domain.com,Line 1 Line2

But I need to split the lines at import so they show up neatly on different lines in a question and in the email sent to the participants.

I'm doing the upload through a CSV file generated in a different application and of course, if my csv itself contains multiple lines then the upload fails... I tried adding \n but that didn't do the trick...

Anybody any ideas?
Last edit: 11 months 2 weeks ago by bdeprez.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #187066 by bdeprez
And apologies for posting this in the wrong category (just noticed that) - if somebody can move it over to "Can I do this with Limesurvey" then please feel free to

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11 months 2 weeks ago #187067 by tpartner
Did you try inserting a <br /> tag where you want the line breaks?

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11 months 1 week ago #187097 by holch
Like Tpartner. And you could always separate the lines into different attributes as well, then you will have the total freedom of formatting them in the question.

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11 months 1 week ago #187106 by bdeprez
It took me the best part of yesterday to overcome the shame of not having thought of the <br> :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
But it was indeed the right answer...

@holch - I can't use multiple attributes as the number is variable...

Thanks!
B.

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11 months 1 week ago - 11 months 1 week ago #187107 by tpartner
Forest for the trees... :)

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11 months 1 week ago #187108 by holch

@holch - I can't use multiple attributes as the number is variable...


Makes sense.

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