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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
16210Bug reportsOtherpublic2020-06-10 08:52
Reporterfrankinfish Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version4.2.1 
Fixed in Version4.2.x 
Summary16210: Time limit not working LimeSurvey CE 4.2.1
DescriptionI have installed LimeSurvey CE 4.2.1 and am trying to make a text question have a timer, but when I add it, nothing shows up and nothing happens. Is there something specific I need to add to make this work? I' tried another installation with a previous version 3.xx and that one works, so wondering if the 4.2.1 build does not have that feature functioning yet?
Steps To ReproduceClean install of LimeSurvey CE 4.2.1, add a huge text question with a timer; test the question, or activate the survey and test. The timer does not show up at all nor does the page does anything after whatever seconds the timer was set.
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Bug heat16
Complete LimeSurvey version number (& build)LimeSurvey CE 4.2.1
I will donate to the project if issue is resolvedYes
Database type & version5.5.64-MariaDB
Server OS (if known)
Webserver software & version (if known)Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS)
PHP Version7.1.32


duplicate of 16003 closedcdorin Timer does not work 

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2020-04-30 04:50

reporter   ~57480

I have the same issue. Timer for questions are not working.


2020-04-30 10:22

administrator   ~57484

Known issue, yes.


2020-05-30 05:45

reporter   ~58111

Hi, I checked the duplicate (duplicate of 16003 ), but it states it is fixed and it is not, the issue still persists. Do you know if there is a plan to fix this in the near future? thanks so much.


2020-06-01 19:25

reporter   ~58127

I have this issue in my local install of Version 3.22.17+200525 as well. It appears to work in 3.22.17 on LimeQuery account, but that must be a few versions behind the released version.


2020-06-05 12:01

reporter   ~58192

@ollehar Is there anything we can do to move this forward? I know a bit of php and javascript, but I don't know where in the source code I need to be looking to fix this? Can you point me in the right direction? I'll be happy to make a PR


2020-06-05 13:16

administrator   ~58195

Your best bet is to use 3.22.17 for now, until this get bumped in priority. If you want technical feedback, you can join #limesurvey IRC or on Telegram.


2020-06-05 14:02

reporter   ~58197

@ollehar thanks for the feedback. I believe I've found the issue, and made a PR:
Tested on my local machine and it works.


2020-06-05 14:10

administrator   ~58198

Not bad! We'll test it later, probably next week. Thanks!


2020-06-05 14:41

reporter   ~58201

Do we think this will work in LTS 3.22.17+200525 ?


2020-06-05 16:24


Tested by pulling the latest brach. Page expires immediately after the set time is over and displays a message saying page expired. Working as expected


2020-06-05 16:25

viewer   ~58203

Fix committed to master branch:


2020-06-08 11:49

administrator   ~58216

Fixed in Release 4.2.8+200608


2020-06-10 08:52

viewer   ~58233

Fix committed to master branch:

Related Changesets

LimeSurvey: master d83c52eb

2020-06-05 16:25:34


Committer: GitHub Details Diff
Fixed 16210: Time limit not working LimeSurvey CE 4.2.1 (#1431) Affected Issues
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/Array10ChoiceQuestions/RenderArray10ChoiceQuestion.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/Array5ChoiceQuestions/RenderArray5ChoiceQuestion.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ArrayFlexibleColumn/RendererArrayFlexibleColumn.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ArrayMultiFlexNumbers/RenderArrayMultiFlexNumbers.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ArrayMultiFlexText/RenderArrayMultiFlexText.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ArrayOfIncSameDecQuestions/RenderArrayOfIncSameDecQuestions.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ArrayYesUncertainNo/RenderArrayYesUncertainNo.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/BoilerplateQuestion/RenderBoilerplate.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/DummyQuestion/RenderDummyQuestion.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/FileUpload/RenderFileUpload.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/GenderDropdown/RenderGenderDropdown.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/HugeFreeText/RenderHugeFreeText.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/Language/RenderLanguageSelector.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ListDropdown/RenderListDropdown.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ListRadio/RenderListRadio.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ListRadioFlexible/RenderListRadioFlexible.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/LongFreeText/RenderLongFreeText.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/Numerical/RenderNumerical.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/RankingStyle/RenderRanking.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/ShortFreeText/RenderShortFreeText.php Diff File
mod - application/core/QuestionTypes/YesNoRadio/RenderYesNoRadio.php Diff File
mod - application/models/QuestionBaseRenderer.php Diff File

LimeSurvey: master d9dd9703

2020-06-10 08:52:46


Committer: GitHub Details Diff
Fixed 16210: Timer bug in qanda_helper.php list_dropdown Affected Issues
mod - application/helpers/qanda_helper.php Diff File

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-04-30 04:33 frankinfish New Issue
2020-04-30 04:50 alejandroarredondo Note Added: 57480
2020-04-30 10:22 ollehar Note Added: 57484
2020-04-30 10:22 ollehar Priority none => normal
2020-04-30 10:22 ollehar Relationship added duplicate of 16003
2020-05-30 05:45 frankinfish Note Added: 58111
2020-06-01 19:25 blocka Note Added: 58127
2020-06-05 12:01 Jelle_S Note Added: 58192
2020-06-05 13:16 ollehar Note Added: 58195
2020-06-05 14:02 Jelle_S Note Added: 58197
2020-06-05 14:09 ollehar Status new => testing
2020-06-05 14:10 ollehar Note Added: 58198
2020-06-05 14:41 blocka Note Added: 58201
2020-06-05 16:24 user225042 Note Added: 58202
2020-06-05 16:25 Jelle_S Changeset attached => LimeSurvey master d83c52eb
2020-06-05 16:25 guest Note Added: 58203
2020-06-05 16:29 ollehar Status testing => resolved
2020-06-05 16:29 ollehar Resolution open => fixed
2020-06-05 16:29 ollehar Fixed in Version => 4.2.x
2020-06-08 11:49 lime_release_bot Note Added: 58216
2020-06-08 11:49 lime_release_bot Status resolved => closed
2020-06-10 08:52 BertHankes Changeset attached => LimeSurvey master d9dd9703
2020-06-10 08:52 guest Note Added: 58233