I started to create forms on KoBo and got stuck with a problem concerning the mandatory response.
I would like to make
that one question out of two is mandatory to be answered
2. question is only showing up if the first question is a default.
I tried different things but didnt work and also not finding any helpful hinds in the Navigation.
ok, thanks a lot for the quick response.
How do I express the custom logic if I wanna say: only mandatory if question 1 is default/not answered?
Sorry, I am not very experienced in the informatic field.
thanks @stephanealoo for your answer. I am familiar with the skip logic - I can use it for conncecting the two questions, but not with defining the option which makes a question mandatory or not.
My problem is that I dont know how to fill the part at custom logic (“only mandatory if…”)
Ca you help?
to go more into details:
My question 1 is answered by a barcode. In case the barcode has not been able to be scanned (damage, lost, other problems) i would like to put skip logic to questions 2: identifying yourself by number-code.
If I set Q1 as mandatory and it is not answered coz of a scanning problem the form will not be complete, if i dont put the barcode as mandatory I risk to have incomplete data.
Do you understand my problem now? Any ideas?
thanks @stephanealoo, this is already a start, I tried that.
The problem is still:
It could be possible that neither question 1 nor question 2 is filled in and at the end the form will be declared as complete but no identification was taking place (coz neither Q1 nor Q2 have been mandatory)
I think your query is no longer clear. Unless you provide more information with screenshots, unfortunately this is the most I can be able to provide a workaround on your form. It seems what you are asking for does not necessarily fit the structure of the forms in design or application.
ok, following your advice I made a screenshot of my forms.
the forms are about identification. Basically every person should scan a barcode be identified. But I would like to put an alternative in case the barcode doesnt work or is damaged and is not able to be scanned.
So Q1: Barcode
Q2: number, only appears if Q1 is not answered (via skip logic). So far everything is fine.
Problem: I need any kind of identifcation as mandatory, if nojt the whole process/the other forms are useless. If i put Q1 mandatory and it is the rare case that barcode is not readable the form can not be completed. If I dont put Q1 mandatory I risk of getting forms which are missing important data.
I would strongly suggest you try running the form I sent you earlier and see if it works for you. The form I designed is actually meant to answer your question as you explain. Try deploying that form and testing using collect application and see if it does not sort you out.
Your logic can be summarized as Q2 will only appear when Q1 has failed. So it means either Q1 or Q2 can be answered but priority should be to Q1 over Q2.