Data export - metadata?
First - I really am loving JATOS. It's made my life trying to organize and run experiments online so much easier. There are a few "wish list" features I'd love to see that would help considerably. The first is to be able to export the metadata that JATOS has for each experiment stage. JATOS keeps track of things like when each phase began, ended, duration, exit codes, etc. and we can see that in the JATOS interface just fine. But, I can't see any way to export it. If that could be included in the data that comes out when we do an Export Results, we'd have a consistent way of knowing this.
Take, as an example of the problem, a researcher running several tasks in subjects and they run the whole experiment multiple times. Said researcher might have not done an awesome job at exporting date stamps into the results field all the time and is now trying to reconstruct exact timelines. In the big exported text files, subjects come out in reverse chronological order but within a subject, things are in chronological order. If there were issues, there's no consistent way of knowing this in the exported data. None of this is impossible to work with, but if the export results included not only the data you posted but also JATOS_StartTime, JATOS_EndTime, etc. external programs could nicely have access to what is currently tied to the web interface.
(A second wish-list item is for a more convenient way of accessing parameters. Right now, I may pass in variables via URL, studyJson, componentJson, etc. and have to check each possible location manually. This one, though, I'll likely just write myself.)