Version 5 (modified by Robby O'Conner, 13 years ago) ( diff )


This project was part of Sahana Eden Google Summer of Code

Executive Summary

  • Abstract: In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it is imperative that the extent of the damages be evaluated in a timely manner. Enter stage right, Survey Tool: A tool to create, manage, and enter surveys to assess the needs of the peoples affected by the natural disaster to deliver the much needed aid in an efficient manner.
  • Student: Robert O'Connor
  • Mentor(s): Michael Howden, Mark Prutsalis and Gavin Treadgold


  • Templates make up the survey then questions are added to the template.
  • The template is then added to a series.
  • The series is what you enter data for.

Question Types

TypeRendered asExample
TextText FieldPerson's name
NumberText Field which disallows non-numeric answersNumber of persons affected
DateText Field with a date selector on focusDate of Assessment
Long TextText AreaBuilding Status

Creating a Survey

  • From the front page -- select "Survey Module"
  • Go the "Template" menu and select "Add"
  • Fill out all details.
  • Click "Next"
  • you can either: select questions that are in the system or click "Add Question" and the question will be added to the dropdown and selected for you.
  • Click "Save."

Creating a Series

  • Go to the "Series" menu and select "Add"
  • Fill out all details
  • click "Save"
  • Go the List page
  • click "Answer" to fill out the survey or "Results" to view results for that series.

Outstanding Issues and/or bugs

  • Drop-down menu doesn't update when the first question is added to a template but does once you reload the page via "Add Question" popup.
  • Apparently it doesn't like questions that start with the letter "B"haven't been able to track it down yet
  • cannot re-order questions (yet!)
  • deleting questions is touch/go
  • adding more may or may not work.
  • Currently "on the fly" tables are not being created (this is high priority!)


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