Unable to Load external choices on KoBoCollect


I have currently added questions to my form that are of the type “select_from_file” and I attach the files containing choices as media files. This works perfectly on Enketo(the web forms) but unfortunately, I can’t get it to work on the Kobocollect app. Immediately I click on “Fill Blank Form” and select the form I get the error “Unable to parse external secondary instance: java.io.FileNotFoundException …”. This is despite the fact that the app indicated that it downloaded the files when I was “Getting Blank Form”. Any help?

Hi @dnyakiba,

Welcome to the community! Yes you are correct, select_one_from_file is currently only supported with Enketo as outlined in the support article attached below:


Article: Select one or many from external file question type