Download your raw data by going to the Download Data page (View Results tab) and selecting the file type that you would like to download. The available file types are .CSV, SPSS, Fixed Field Text, XML, and HTML. You can save and open the file on your computer, except HTML, which will just open a table in your browser.
Internet Explorer may prevent the download, displaying a yellow bar at the top of the page. Click this bar to give the browser permission to download the file. The page may reload, in which case you will need to re-click the download option.
Fixed Field Text format is designed to work with many external cross tabulation tools. It is a flat file format and is the one most often used for these tools. This was designed to better meet the special needs of our market research clients.
XML is used for putting your data into a database. This is the Extensible Markup Language (XML) format of the raw data, which is a general purpose markup language for easy interpretation.
The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) format shows the data in one large table when you open it with a web browser.
If you used the File Upload question type in your survey, use this option to download all respondent-uploaded files at once in a .zip file.
Having problems with international characters?
Close any open datasets, go to the SPSS Edit menu and select Options. In the general tab under “Character Encoding for Data and Syntax” choose “Unicode.” Press the “OK” button.
Qualtrics encodes international characters using the unicode UTF-8 character set. Unfortunately, old versions of SPSS do not support unicode. You may want to consider upgrading to a newer version of SPSS.