Questions

Create a question

To create a question:

  1. Click Questions in the menu bar.
  2. Click Create New Question.
create question
Code
A unique name for the question.
Type
Type of the question. More details can be found in Types of questions section.
Title
Title of the question.
Hint
Further instructions for the question. More details can be found in Hints section.
Is Key Question
Answers to key questions help summarize responses and appear in the response listing. If this box is marked, a column showing these answers will be added in the Responses tab.
Tags
Add Tags to this question.

Types of questions

Type Description
Text Short text that shows in a single line of input.
Long Text Long text that shows in multiple lines of input.
Integer Numeric answer that must be a whole number without decimals.
Decimal Numeric answer that allows for decimals.
Location GPS location of the user.
Select One Only one answer can be selected from a multiple choice option set.
Select Multiple Multiple answers can be selected from a multiple choice option set.
Date/Time Enter both date and time.
Date Date only field.
Time Time only field.
Image The image should be at most 5MB. Accepted formats are: jpg, png.
Annotated Image The image should be at most 5MB. Accepted formats are: jpg, png. You can add markup to the image.
Signature Sign with a finger in ODK Collect or upload a signature image in NEMO/ELMO.
Sketch Sketch an image with a finger.
Barcode Scan a barcode with ODK Collect.
Audio Record or select a sound from your device. File size should be at most 10MB. Accepted formats are: mp3, ogg, webm, wav.
Video Record or select a video from your device. File size should be at most 10MB. Accepted formats are: 3gp, mp4, webm, mpg, wmv, avi.

Hints

Hints are optional help texts used to provide additional instructions on the question.

  • On NEMO/ELMO desktop, click on the right of the question to see the hint.
  • On ODK Collect (NEMO/ELMO Android app), the hint will be shown below the question as follows:
hint Android

Language translations

Question titles and hints can be translated into any language that has been set for the mission. To add a language to a mission, go to Settings menu and edit Preferred Languages.

preferred languages

When editing a question. Title and Hint will show up for selected languages:

title hint

Note

To view the translation, change the language by clicking Change Language in the footer. For example, the French translation of an English question will appear once French is selected.

Tags

Tags are an easy way to organize information around a common keyword or theme. In NEMO/ELMO, questions may be tagged with keywords or descriptors, which may be used to find all of the questions with the same tag. Tags are also used in Reports to help sort information assigned to questions.

To tag questions:

  1. Open or create the question you wish to tag.
  2. Type in the Tags box and click Enter to add a tag.

Note

  • You can add multiple tags.
  • To delete a tag, click next to the tag.
  1. Click Save after adding tags to save your changes.

Display logic

By default all questions are shown in the form. Display logic controls which question to show depending on conditions.

To edit display logic:

  1. Click Forms menu.
  2. Click next to the form you want to edit.
  3. Click on the Question you want to edit.
  4. Click on the display logic dropdown and choose between three options:
  • Always display this question.
  • Display this question if all of these conditions are met.
  • Display this question if any of these conditions are met.
Display logic

Note

  • Click + Add Condition if you want to add another condition for the same question.
  • Check hidden box if you want to hide this question from the form.
  • Check required box to make this question required. Form cannot be submitted if not answered, unless an override code is provided.

Skip Logic

On ODK Collect (NEMO/ELMO Android app), by default when you swipe left or click you will be redirected to the following question in the form. With the skip logic you can go to any question on the form if conditions are met.

To edit skip logic:

  1. Click Forms menu.
  2. Select a form from the list and click .
  3. Click on the Question you want to edit.
  4. Click on skip logic dropdown and select After this question, skip ….
  5. Choose the destination and conditions to be met.
Skip logic