SurveyCTO Server Management

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In SurveyCTO, all questionnaires and data associated with a project is uploaded to a server. Server sound technical but from the perspective of the user experience, it is nothing more complicated than opening a internet browser and logging in to your project's account on SurveyCTO's website. We will keep using the term "server" but for most purposes it can just as well be thought of as an "account".

The project team uploads questionnaire to the server

If you are working on a DIME project and you are still just developing your questionnaire, please read about DIME's development server first.

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  • If you update your server, you must update the SurveyCTO Collect app on all tablets using that server


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Keeping your server up to date

SurveyCTO regularly releases updates for the servers. These updates are not automatically pushed to all servers as one should be careful if updating a server during an ongoing survey. Each version of the survey comes with a corresponding version of the Android app SurveyCTO collect. There is a risk of the communication between the Collect app and the server will have errors if the version of the Android app does not correspond to the version of the server. Ultimately, this can lead to corrupted or lost data.

When you start a new server, you get the latest version by default. It is recommended that the server is updated between each survey round when no data collection is going on. After the server is updated, all tablets need to be updated as well. The only way to guarantee that the