[thelist] Survey!

David Miller david at deadpansincerity.com
Mon Nov 19 16:29:57 CST 2012

I thank so too :)
I'd be delighted if I was missing something obvious...

You can pull the results out, but it's a manual process - login, click 6
buttons, you get a zipfile with a csv / excel file.

Except it's not really a CSV file. I can write a parser for it, but you
know, it's like someone in a meeting somewhere has decided to make it
deliberately awkward.
(Perhaps I'm overly cynical.)
Possible to automate, but fragile and conceptually ugly.

Webhooks for each response would be neat.
Alternatively, some auth mechanism and then a results API.

I want up to date results in my own database(s) with minimal manual

I'd very much not like to invent this wheel myself.

On 19 November 2012 22:17, Joel Canfield <joel at spinhead.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM, David Miller <david at deadpansincerity.com
> >wrote:
> > My key requirement is basically that it have an API that makes it easy
> for
> > me to get the results out and do interesting things with them.
> >
> > I had assumed that SurveyMonkey would make this "Laughably Easy", because
> > it's er, the frist thing I want from an online survey platform.
> >
> What, specifically, is SurveyMonkey not giving you? I'd have thunk they
> were the answer. I've not used them beyond simple surveys, but if I recall
> (and I'm old, so who knows) I got raw data if I wanted it.
> joel
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David Miller
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