Using csv file as external data source


I am using a select one drop down list in a question. And I have the csv file uploaded in the media.

select_one_from_file Organizations.csv Organizations Select Organization name TRUE minimal

But I am getting the “External instance is empty”.

Can some one please help me here ? I am a new user in this community and so i am being restricted to upload files.


Welcome to the community, @YogeshNagawkar! Have you deployed/redeployed your survey project after adding the CSV file? Deploying or redeploying should solve your issue.

Hi @Kal_Lam ,

Yes I have re-deployed the project after adding the CSV file. I am attaching the xlsform and csv file to this.

CSVXLSFile.xlsx (10.1 KB)
Organizations.csv (77 Bytes)

Can you please review these files. I am new to the Kobo Toolbox. ? I also tried the example of fruits. And I got the same error message. So some how it is not detecting the csv file which is being uploaded.