Setup and Configuration

Deployment with Docker

You can install and run Survey Solutions Headquarters using our official Docker image. Prerequisite Survey Solutions container can be executed on any hosting system that is capable of running linux/amd64 containers. Please refer to docker documentation page on how to install Docker for Your operating system - https://docs.docker.com/get-docker Survey Solutions has linux based container image and cannot be run in Windows Containers. To run Survey Solutions in Docker on Windows you will need WSL2

November 9, 2020

Azure setup

Installation of Survey Solutions on Microsoft Azure In order to install - register on azure portal and login. Installation steps are going to use azure shell. After loggedin into azure shell execute command with variables that are going to be needed later. Feel free to change them as you need: RG=surveysolutions \ LOC=westeurope \ STOREACC=surveysolutions \ SHARE_NAME=surveysolutions \ PGSERVER=suso-postgres \ PGPASS=password \ WEBAPPNAME=surveysolutions-webapp \ SRVPLAN=AppSvc-SurveySolutions-plan RG - resource group where all survey solutions related resources are going to be grouped LOC - location where you will run survey solutions software.

November 5, 2020

Personal Demo Server

Survey Solutions users may familiarize themselves with the Headquarters/Admin functionality using a personal demo server (PDS). Personal demo servers are managed through the self-service portal. You start by submitting a corresponding request. Before you proceed, make sure you understand the purpose and limitations of the PDS: Every Survey Solutions user may request one PDS. There are no forms to fill and the server becomes available shortly after the request is submitted.

November 4, 2020

Export Service

Version 20.08 and newer Version 20.08 is delivered with export service embedded within Headquarters application. No separate windows service is installed in the system, only IIS website. All the information regarding startup of export you can find in logs folder. You still need to have BaseUrl configured properly, but no need to manage ExportServiceUrl configuration. Version 20.07 and older Survey solutions comes in two parts. Headquarters user facing web application (usually executed within IIS web server) and Export background windows service.

August 12, 2020

Demo server

Survey Solutions developers team provides a special demo server equipped with the latest version of the Survey Solutions Headquarters for the users that want to: explore the interface of the software, try different roles, test pre-loading data files, see the new features added in a recent release. It is important to understand that this server may not be utilized for real survey data collection, because this server is a public server that anyone in the world can access, and also because the demo server is also periodically cleared (erazed), when it accumulates a lot of old surveys or users that are no longer active, usually once a month.

June 22, 2020

Alternative maps for servers in China

Survey Solutions map reports at the data server utilize maps provided by Google through their online service. The installation sets the parameters regulating access to this service with the parameters applicable to the majority of users, but these servers are known to be inaccessible from the networks in China. To enable access to Google maps from China, a different server, specific to China, must be used. The following two parameters should be changed in the GoogleMap section in appsettings.

May 6, 2020

Changing the Interface Language

Survey Solutions interface for Headquarter and Supervisor users can be presented in different languages. This article describes how to switch the interface to be presented in an alternative language. Recall that both HQ and Supervisor users work via a web browser. Switching the interface is done by telling the browser to request the content in a particular language. Note that this affects both Survey Solutions and other sites that are visited with the same browser.

June 16, 2016