Pull data function not working on Kobo Application

Hello Kobo Community. I am working on a pull data function, I successfully uploaded the csv on the server and the function is working very well on Enketo. However the function is not working on Kobocollect App.

How can I resolve this.

@douglascharivanda, would you mind sharing your xlsform that holds the pulldata function and the CSV file from which you plan to pull the value? Maybe the community should be able to find out syntax issues if present in either one of them.

How do I attach the xls form and the csv, or am I sending via email

Check these buttons:


You will be able to upload your xlsforms as well as your CSV file through this upload button.

Routine IAPOS_Questionnaire.xlsx (31.0 KB) ihh.csv (9.2 KB)


Looking at your CSV file I could observe that the structure of your CSV file is not supported:

Issue with the CSV file (not supported):

CSV file (that is supported):

Reference CSV file:

ihh.csv (430 Bytes)

Thank you let me work using the supported CSV format

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Is the CSV file saved in CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited) (*csv)

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Yes. The CSV should be saved in CSV UTF-8 format.

ihh.csv (9.1 KB) Heloo i saved in the format you recommended but the survey is not running. Nothing is coming up when i enter the patient_ID

@douglascharivanda, when I checked your CSV file it seems to work fine (while entering the ID, the information was pulled in the variables where needed).

But I am still able to see an error message due to the regex code. Try checking the same that has flagged the ID.

Thank you! I have checked and its now running smoothly.

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