I have a form that has two sets of repeat groups - they are not nested.
If you try to navigate between these groups using the Jump menu it is extremely confusing. I have created a ‘test form’ to illustrate… The screenshots show the jump menu - question labels
There are no repeat groups visible so how do I find the repeat?
If I just try linear entry of data and create my first repeat, it then appears on the Jump menu:
But if I want to enter data within the 2nd repeat loop it is messy. To say the least.
Jump to the question ‘This is the end’; go ‘back’; go ‘next’; choose ‘do not add’ to loop 1; choose ‘add’ to loop 2.
REALLY unexpected behaviour!
Now that these repeats are visible I can easily jump between them to add new sets of data within each repeat…
When I tested this on the server (i.e. with Enketo) there was no hint that this might happen. This led to an embarrassing situation with a client during a training session… and I had to make up the ‘go forwards and back’ on the hop (it felt like doing the Hokey Cokey) and very difficult to instruct while physically distanced!
To solve? I have a workaround which is to add a ‘note’ question between the groups - this allows me to jump here then go ‘next’ to add a repeat. But it is quite clunky…
I have also tried to replicate this with ODK Collect using the XLSForms online converter at getodk.org and this problem does not occur (the empty repeat groups are shown so I can jump to them), so I guess there must be a mismatch with the versions of form xml and this a feature that KoboToolbox doesn’t support?
Can anyone tell me whether this is likely to be resolved in the near future?