Modify and batch-delete several data set at the same time

Hi there, :smiley:

While dealing with several projects we were thinking about an interesting feature: being able to modify a group of data sets simultaneously. We think it should be a bigger feature to add, however the ability to batch-edit would be very useful. For example if something leads to a systematic mistake, were you need to convert all answers “a” to “b” for a given form. This would now need to be done on a record by record basis or after exporting the data, which is a shame.
We are using KOBO Humanitarian response.
Similarly, it could be very useful to being able to batch-delete records. Maybe with a simple new button where you select several data set.

Example:
You have a question “What is the name of the district?” and a lot of submissions put “Bruxeles” instead of “Bruxelles”.

This is really a big issue with forms which have a lot of submissions. Imagine if you are dealing with this one:
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We know it can have users erros but it’s his responsability.

This feature will avoid to waste a lot of time and keep easier data processing.
Moreover, if you need to work with an application programming interface, it will simple the work.

Thanks to note this point,
Chloé

Hi all,

Not able to find a button “take into account” but happy to mention that the batch-delete is now possible for several data since the release of the 1st october :slight_smile:

Thanks to the KOBO team,
Chloé