Increase the option names limitations

Hi there! :slight_smile:

When you build a form by using the KOBO Form Builder you have to deal with a problem : The option names limitations is way too short for a name to be meaningful in a big form.

I am using EXCEL 2013, KOBO Humanitarian response & ODK Collect v1.22.4.

As example if I try to enter as option name ‘“SalutCommentçavaajd”’:

KOBO will automaticly cut it as “SalutCommentça”’

It can be annoying if you work with a big form and have a lot of question. It forces you to use a name which as it can not be as long as you want may not be clear at all.
Moreover, this is done without prevent users, which is particularly annoying.

This possibility would permit to have clearer form and so, to make the analysis easier. It could have the aspect of, a least, a box which warns you that you’ve surpassed the possible number of characters for an option name. Or, add 5-10 characters to the existing limit.

Thanks to note this aspect !

Hi @chloelaborde,

Thank you for coming up with the wonderful suggestions in the forum. Kindly please be informed that KoBoToolbox at present should be able to support a maximum of 40 characters as choice name.

Have a great day!

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