'File Upload' field type missing in Survey123 Connect

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10-04-2018 06:42 AM
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I have built a survey to be used as a web form using Survey123 Connect. In addition to giving surveyors the option of uploading an image, I also want to them to be able to upload .gpx files (a file format that seems to be supported by the 'Image' field type). However, I don't want the 'Click here to upload image file' message to appear when requesting .gpx files so what I really need is a general 'upload file' field rather than using the 'Image' field for .gpx files.

When designing a survey using the Survey123 website, I can see a 'File Upload' option (located between 'Time' and 'GeoPoint') but I cannot see such an option on the XLSForm spreadsheet. 

How can I include a general file upload option in my survey using XLS? Thanks! 

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The 'file' question type is missing from the XLSForm template, specifically because Connect and the field app can't support it, but it is possible to enter in a file question. Enter the question type 'file' into the form, and publish the survey (you can either select 'yes' the warning message that comes from entering a question type that isn't supported, or just remove the data validation entirely). The survey preview in Connect will display a question with no input, similar to a note type question, but it should work fine in the web app.

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Hi,

The 'file' question type is missing from the XLSForm template, specifically because Connect and the field app can't support it, but it is possible to enter in a file question. Enter the question type 'file' into the form, and publish the survey (you can either select 'yes' the warning message that comes from entering a question type that isn't supported, or just remove the data validation entirely). The survey preview in Connect will display a question with no input, similar to a note type question, but it should work fine in the web app.

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