creating phone number forms on Kobo

Good day

I am having a bit of a problem regarding building a form where only 10 digits can be accepted.

I have an open ended text form with the following script to limit the number of digits accepted:- regex(., ‘[0-9]’) and string-length(.) >= 10 and string-length(.) <= 10.

The script above does not seem to work. Please advise on how to correctly build this

Thulani

Hi Thulani,

We have had the same issue. The way I got around this was

  • create the phone number as a Text question
  • Under settings ->Appearance (Advanced) ->Select Numbers
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On Monday, 7 March 2016 16:22:34 UTC+3, Thulani Gebuza wrote:

Good day

I am having a bit of a problem regarding building a form where only 10 digits can be accepted.

I have an open ended text form with the following script to limit the number of digits accepted:- regex(., ‘[0-9]’) and string-length(.) >= 10 and string-length(.) <= 10.

The script above does not seem to work. Please advise on how to correctly build this

Thulani

Hi Andy and Thulani,

Integer questions are limited to 9 digits, while text questions can take much longer entries. Here’s some more information on limits with number questions and how to store larger numeric strings: http://support.kobotoolbox.org/customer/en/portal/articles/2103790-limits-on-number-and-text-responses

Best,

Tino

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On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 7:35 AM, Andy Simpson iraqresp...@tearfund.org wrote:

Hi Thulani,

We have had the same issue. The way I got around this was

  • create the phone number as a Text question
  • Under settings ->Appearance (Advanced) ->Select Numbers

On Monday, 7 March 2016 16:22:34 UTC+3, Thulani Gebuza wrote:

Good day

I am having a bit of a problem regarding building a form where only 10 digits can be accepted.

I have an open ended text form with the following script to limit the number of digits accepted:- regex(., ‘[0-9]’) and string-length(.) >= 10 and string-length(.) <= 10.

The script above does not seem to work. Please advise on how to correctly build this

Thulani

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Hi Thulani,
you can use this script:
regex(., ‘^[0-0][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]$’)
I’ve used it and works fine for me.

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On Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:52:34 PM UTC+4:30, Thulani Gebuza wrote:

Good day

I am having a bit of a problem regarding building a form where only 10 digits can be accepted.

I have an open ended text form with the following script to limit the number of digits accepted:- regex(., ‘[0-9]’) and string-length(.) >= 10 and string-length(.) <= 10.

The script above does not seem to work. Please advise on how to correctly build this

Thulani