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Exporting survey details to .txt or .qsf format

Is there an API endpoint that allows survey details (questions, etc) that returns a qsf file or a text file?

I am currently implementing a process to export/archive surveys and would like to import them at a later time if needed.

It seems like the import survey API only allows QSF, TXT or DOC format.

However, the export survey (I am using GET) output is in JSON.


Best Answers

  • TomG
    TomG Raleigh, NC Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    A QSF is JSON. I think they are one in the same, but you would have to try it to confirm.

  • tmcmanus
    tmcmanus Toronto Qubie ✭
    Accepted Answer

    As TomG says, qsf files are written in json, but their content is slightly different from from the API export.

    For instance, qsf files include display, skip, and flow logic which is not present in the API export. Whether you can rely on the API depends on whether your application demands this additional content.


  • rajesh
    rajesh Qubie ✭


    I reviewed the output from QSF and the api response and other than the flow logic - which I'd prefer to have for an import - the field names and structure also seems to be different. "SurveyName" in qsf v/s 'name' in Json.

    At the moment, this is not quite sufficient for my needs, but the Qualtrics team has mentioned they are going to consider this for a feature request.