Displaying choices in drop down

Hi Team,

Greetings of the day!

Could you please help us on the below thing:

Let us consider 5 questions
Question 1: Should be drop down where user can select the value
Question 2: Should be drop down where user can select the value, same as question 1 but with different drop down values.
Question 3: should be drop down, same as question 1 and question 2 but different drop down values
Question 4: it should be Note(not editable) where user can see the value based on the question 1, 2 and 3, drop downs.
Question 5 : its should be Note(not editable) where user can see the value based on the question 4,

Please find the attached Excel file with respective drop down values of Questions.
Could you please reply ASAP.

KOBO test.xlsx (9.2 KB)

HI @adepuk
Unfortunately, the information you have provided is not sufficient to be able to fully comprehend the problem you are having,. This has nothing to do with cascade select, this seems more like 5 single response questions.


Thanks for the response,

Yes, Could you please help me to achieve in any other scenario.

Hi @adepuk, @msupriya,

Would you mind providing a clear picture of what you intend to do? At the moment your query seems to be unclear. Having a clear set of issue would help us provide you with an appropriate solution/response.

Have a great day!


Greetings of the day!
I think below things will clarify

Preview of the form:
Question 1, Question 2, and Question 3 is drop down, where we can select the data.
based on the three drop downs question 4 value should display.
based on the question 4 value, question 5 should display.

Drop Down values:
KOBO test.xlsx (9.2 KB)


Hi @adepuk,

You could design the form as shown in the image below:

In the survey tab of your xlsform:
Image 1

In the choices tab of your xlsform:
Image 2

In the settings tab of your xlsform:
Image 3

Data entry screen as seen in Enketo:

Reference xlsform:
Grid Theme.xlsx (12.3 KB)

Have a great day!

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Thank you @Kal_Lam

I am able to achieve this format, but we are having one condition i.e.,
1.Question 4 should be Note only,
2.should not consist of any drop down. and
3. based on 1,2,3 questions, “ question 4 should be prepopulate the response

and please find the attached Excel sheet of drop down values.
KOBO test.xlsx (9.2 KB)


  1. If you see Question 1, drop down the values are repeating.
  2. if you see Question 2, same the drop down values are repeating.
  3. and Question 3, we should have only one value in drop down .
    The output should be in the below format.
    Example 1: Question 1 =A; Question 2 = AA, question 3 = AAA then question 4 = Low;
    Example 2: Question 1 =A; Question 2 = AC, question 3 = AAA then question 4 = High;



Hi @adepuk,

Could you draft a dummy question and have an instruction on how Question 4 is classified to Low, Medium and High. I am a bit unclear.

Have a great day!