The problem comes when I download the form from the KoboCollect android app to fill in forms. I can see how the project itself gets downloaded but the external files are not dowloaded along with the form. Please note that the download shows a “Success” status but I can tell that the external files were not downloaded just by the time it takes to download.
As expected, when I use the form it shows an error message telling me that .csv file “is missing”.
OK, seems like you are trying to use the select_one_external. Would you mind having a look at our workaround discussed previously? It should help you design a project with select_one_external question type.
@Kal_Lam I don’t get it… the select_one_external command problem was addressed a few days ago and after following all the guidelines provided by @Josh and yourself it worked like a charm.
The problem today is different. My code hasn’t changed at all and the error msg that used to show a few days ago is still not showing. The problem today is different: the KoboCollect android app is simply not downloading the files attached to the project.
In your testing with my files were you able to download in the android app both the project and its attachments?
@Kal_Lam I’m so sorry. I just checked the files as you recommended and the only thing I could find is that in the external_choices sheet I had duplicates in the list_name column. I eliminated the duplicates but the problem persists: my .csv file is reported as missing in the Collect app.
I honestly cannot see what else is missing in my files. I feel like I’m failing a test here.
Would you please point me in the right direction here for me to fix the problem? I can sense you think I have problem with my code but I’ve reviewed it many many times and cannot find a problem.
@Kal_Lam I’ve created a minimalist xls form with only one line. The form simply prints a note and shares a .jpg.
I deployed and attached the .jpg succesfully. However, when I donwload the form in Collect, the same problem repeats itself: the form downloads successfully but the media file (the .jpg in this case) is not being downloaded. Thus the .jpg is not displayed in the form when filling it in.
My conclusion is that this has nothing to do with the select_one_external command itself.
Hi @Josh. I added text to the label field and it worked! but only once… I deleted the project and uploaded it again (with a different name) and I’m stucked with the same problem again. I’ve tried 5 times now and the missing file error keeps on coming even though the Label field has text:
Hi @basualdo, the new behaviour of adding media to a project is as you found in the second case: add media before deployment. This has been done intentionally so that external media can now be viewed in the preview of a form before making it live. Each time new media is then added after deployment, the form must be redeployed for the changes to be made live — this is different to the old behaviour where you didn’t need to redeploy.