Edit Survey Group

Edit Survey Group

Edit Survey Group

The following options of a survey group can be edited:

  • Surveys in this group
  • Settings for this survey group
  • Template options for this survey group
(1) Click Surveys located on the main navigation bar or the List surveys box on the LimeSurvey home page.

(2) Click the Survey group tab.
(3) Select the survey group that you want to edit, by clicking the edit icon under the Actions column.


The survey group will be displayed in edit mode.

Surveys in this group

If you click the first tab, all the surveys from the respective group will be displayed.

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This works as a filtering function, filtering out all the surveys not listed in the chosen survey group. You can now select the desired survey and start editing it.

Settings for this survey group

The following fields can be edited from the Settings for this Survey group tab:

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  • Title: Type in the title of the survey group;
  • Description: Type in a short description of the survey group;
  • Order: Helps you organize the order of the survey groups within a parent group;
  • Parent: Choose the survey group that will be the parent survey group. The parent group option is used to ease the edit of template-related options to a higher number of survey groups via a few clicks.

Template options for this survey group

The template options functionalities are present in LimeSurvey 3.0+. It offers a set of various options that allow you to quickly and easily change the templates-related settings of the surveys that belong to the same survey group:

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The Inherit everything functionality lets you decide whether you want the survey group to inherit everything or not from the parent survey group theme. If you do not want this to happen, select “No”. The following options will show up, which allows you to choose what should be inherited from the parent survey group theme:

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Below, you will see that you can choose a bootswatch theme for your survey group. Bootswatch themes can be used to quickly edit your templates. Basically, bootswatch is a collection of themed swatches which can be freely downloaded and dropped into your Bootstrap site. Some of these themes are already included into your LimeSurvey installation, and they can be selected from the Bootswatch theme drop-down list.

Bootstrap is a free and open-source front-end web framework for designing websites and web applications. For more details, check the following wiki.
Bootswatch enables users to easily try new looks without investing too much time or energy. For more information on bootswatch themes, check the following link.

If you want to tweak more a survey group template options, click the advanced option tab (recommended for advanced users).

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