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vB Survey: Add a full-featured survey tool to your forum
Mod Version: 1.9a, by Spikeman (Member) Spikeman is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.4 Rating: (13 votes - 4.77 average) Installs: 260
Released: 15 Nov 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 1624
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

What this hack does:

This hack will add a full featured survey application system to your forum. You can survey your members opinions on various topics, or allow usergroups to create their own surveys.

Credits: John W. Holmes: Author of UCCASS Survey.
tamarian: Who originally made this a vB hack for vB 3.5

Application Features: See the UCCASS site for full details.

The UCCASS offers some advanced features such as branching conditionals (allows hiding/displaying questions based on specific answers), result filtrations and much more.

Integration features:
Replaced authentication with VB's user database
Set permissions per usergroup, for admin/edit/create/take and view results priviliges.
Replaced config files with vB admin settings
Applied vB style to the UCCASS templates (it uses Smarty)

vB Survey added features: (some will be ported back to UCCASS)
Added anonymity option. If a survey is not anonymous, members can see how other members answered.
Added Hide/unhide survey option. This is useful to send surveys to specific users or usergroups.
Added Date answer types (D), with dropdown lists for day, month, year to ensure correct date entry.
Added REGEX control for new answer types, to control the answer format.
Added size control for single like text answers and REGEX answers.

Liscense: The original UCCASS Survey application is released under a modified GPL Liscense (Aferro GPL) : (or look under the /docs directory in the zip file)

Installation difficulty:
2 mins, all done via product file.


* Unpack the included file
* Copy survey.php to your main forum directory
* Copy the survey directory into your forum directory (cannot change the directory name)
* Install the Product-Survey.xml
* The product file will also install all data for the 2 default surveys to get you started.
* Go to AdminCP => vBulletin Options => Survey System Options - and set the options for access and other settings
* If you get permission errors, change file permissions for the survey directory and its contents to 744, and the owner/group to apache:apache (or, some servers are setup to nobody:nobody):

cd /path/to/main/forum

chown -R apache:apache survey

chmod -R 744 survey


The "do not remove" comment on the copyright link in the footer is from the original UCCASS footer template. You may contact the original author, John W. Holmes, for permission to remove the copyright notice, he's willing to talk according to their support forum.

Please click Install if you have installed this mod.

I personally do not claim credit for this hack, however this is what I have done to port over to 3.6.3 :-

1. All tables, templates, phrases etc are installed via product file.
2. Support for wol has been added.
3. Some bugs fixed with the UCCASS system

This hack is for 3.6.3 not 3.5, the 3.5 version can be seen and downloaded here this will not upgrade the 3.5 version.

I did obtain the permission from tamarian to port this to 3.6.

This is my first big hack here so I would grateful if you did click Install if you use it. Remember you only get notified of updates if you Install

Demo Here :- please note the Demo may have restrictions as it is a live board. You may or may not be able to test the survey as a guest, this will not affect your sites as generally why would you want guests taking a survey on your site, you would never get a true survey result, I have only enabled this on my board so as to get the ball rolling and you guys can see it. you should all be able to see results page though.

If you have the older 3.5 Hack installed you MUST uninstall that before installing 3.6.3

vB Survey for vB 3.0 version by tamarian
vB Survey for vB 3.5 version by tamarian

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vB Survey: Add a full-featured survey tool to your forum tamarian vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 274 21 Dec 2007 04:35
vB Survey (UCCASS Survey app integration) tamarian vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 101 31 Jul 2006 18:25

Old 18 Aug 2008, 10:20
solidlink solidlink is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Anyone using it on 3.7.2 ?
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 02:09
edytwinky edytwinky is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Good stuff. Going to install it on my board.
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Old 06 Sep 2008, 17:15
Defkalion Defkalion is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Originally Posted by solidlink View Post
waiting for an update for 3.7
Originally Posted by solidlink View Post
Anyone using it on 3.7.2 ?
I'm using it on my 3.7 and it's working with no problems.
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Old 14 Sep 2008, 06:19
bhr4ce1 bhr4ce1 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Total novice here, but LOVE this program. Works perfectly for my needs.

Any idea why the survey will not show members names (did NOT make it anonymous) or give results in the csv exported files?

Thank you
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 19:05
leonnix leonnix is offline
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Does it work with 3.7.3
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 09:28
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PtitLu PtitLu is offline
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Real name: P'tit Lu
Originally Posted by leonnix View Post
Does it work with 3.7.3
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 16:06
leonnix leonnix is offline
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cool ! this will come into handy ! thx man !
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 12:17
biocyberman biocyberman is offline
Join Date: May 2007
I managed to install this mod after a small tweak:
In file product-vbsurvey.xml, I had to change this line:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

to this:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

The 3.8.3 is just a trick to bypass version checking.

Things work great. But can anybody access security level of this mod when we install to vb 3.7? This mod uses smarty templating system. Do I need to add CSRF protection?
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 20:58
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moonclamp moonclamp is offline
Join Date: May 2004
Real name: Paul
I've just installed on 3.7.2 and can't do anything.

Set the permissions, but clicking on any of the default the links just refreshes the page.
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Old 11 Oct 2008, 16:11
eternal_ eternal_ is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
I just downloaded but haven't installed. I'm looking at the files first and noticed the AdminCP folder is empty. Is it supposed to be empty?
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Old 23 Oct 2008, 21:07
kiwivc kiwivc is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Real name: Wayne
Running 3.6.8 PL1 with this mod giving no problems until now. I'm wanting to add another usergroup to be able to Create Surveys. I've added the usergroup ID to: Usergroups allowed to create surveys however members from that particular usergroup (51) have no access to the Create New Survey link.

Usergroups allowed to create surveys: 6,9 (old) <-- works for usergroups 6 & 9
Usergroups allowed to create surveys: 6,9,51 (new) <---works ONLY for usergoups 6 & 9

I've also tried adding usergroup 51 to: Usergroups allowed to edit surveys & Usergroups allowed to administrate all surveys without any permission changes being obvious. Usergroup 51 is still unable to create a new survey.

EDIT: I worked out that the usergroup must be a primary usergroup or it won't work. Using 51 as anyone's secondary usergroup refused to work whereas using 51 as the same persons primary usergroup works perfectly.

Last edited by kiwivc; 23 Oct 2008 at 23:05.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 11:36
Digma Digma is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Allright this is weird. Just installed it for 3.7.3 and when running survey.php I get:
Error: Cannot find file: ./survey/smarty/Smarty.class.php

The file is there, everything is placed as it should be. Though this error. Tried solving it by changing the file it includes where it happens but to no effect.

Any ideas (oh and my forum is not placed directly at domain root but in a director like /forum)
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Old 13 Dec 2008, 09:03
solidlink solidlink is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
waiting for someone to revise the version
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Old 13 Dec 2008, 13:49
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Join Date: Oct 2008
It doesn't work with vB 8...............................................................
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 23:29
jammiedodger546 jammiedodger546 is offline
Join Date: May 2008
running smoothly on 3.8 rc1
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