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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
03461Bug reportsOtherpublic2009-08-31 10:05
Reporteruser3473Assigned Touser372 
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version1.85+ 
Summary03461: Unable to complete the upload of large survey file

My survey has: 1094 Questions, 240 groups and 1000+ conditions.
I have successfully imported this survey on a system before but I can't do it on my organisations Limesurvey installation.
When I click 'Upload Survey', the upload begins and the server works for a few minutes. The webpage becomes all white and when I return to the Admin page, there are TWO surveys with the same name(The name of the uploaded survey).
These contain only 610-660 questions and 120-190 groups(I have repeated this many times) and no conditions(none that I can see).

Additional Information

I had been advised to increase the php_value max_executiontime on my webserver and this has had no effect(It had been increased to approximately 17 minutes) and I don't think(I have not timed it exactly) it used all the time before turning the screen white.

TagsNo tags attached.
Bug heat6
Complete LimeSurvey version number (& build)7191
I will donate to the project if issue is resolved
BrowserMozilla Firefox 3.5
Database type & versionMySQL(Presumed latest version)
Server OS (if known)(Not yet known, will supply information when I get it)
Webserver software & version (if known)Apache(presumed latest version)
PHP Version5

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2009-07-09 17:57


The succesful upload occured on a 1.85+ system(build 7162) that Marcel Minke kindly provided to me. The survey is still present and active on that system.


2009-07-09 18:12


The Server uses Linux (



2009-07-09 20:39

updater   ~08813

I was able to import the survey on my localhost machine. It took some minutes but it worked fine.

Probably your server admin still has to raise some more limits. Check max_execution_time and maybe max_input_time.


2009-08-31 10:04


Thats not a bug. Such a big survey needs special/adjusted and not default server settings.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 New Issue
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 Status new => assigned
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 Assigned To => user372
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 File Added: Sunday 5th July Revision.csv
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 Build Number => 7191
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 Browser => Mozilla Firefox 3.5
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 Database & DB-Version => MySQL(Presumed latest version)
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 Operating System (Server) => (Not yet known, will supply information when I get it)
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 Webserver => Apache(presumed latest version)
2009-07-09 17:49 user3473 PHP Version => 5
2009-07-09 17:50 user3473 Issue Monitored: user3473
2009-07-09 17:57 user3473 Note Added: 08811
2009-07-09 18:12 user3473 Note Added: 08812
2009-07-09 20:39 Mazi Note Added: 08813
2009-08-31 10:04 user372 Note Added: 09278
2009-08-31 10:05 user372 Status assigned => closed
2009-08-31 10:05 user372 Resolution open => no change required
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