I should have mentioned this earlier, but you have a well-organized
XLSForm. I actually said 'wow' when I opened it.
I've been able to reproduce the behavior you are seeing. It's hard to
describe, but the error happens when deleting a repeat with no
field-list but with an inner group with some relevancies. I've filed
it at https://github.com/opendatakit/collect/issues/1033.
In the process of tracking down this bug, I found another related bug
where a field-list appears when deleting a repeat with no field-list.
That one is filed at
I've marked these bugs as high-priority and we'll be aiming for fixes
in the release that's coming at the end of the month.
If you need a fix before then, I'd recommend you download Collect
1.4.12. I can confirm those bugs are not in that version and you can
find that file at
Thanks again for reporting this issue and I hope you have a great day!
On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Mary Qiu wrote:
> Hi Yaw,
> Here are the approximate steps to recreate the error message:
> 1. Fill in the form (or just skip ahead to section 3).
> 2. Start filling in section 3.1- say yes to 3.1 and start going through the
> 3. Go back to the start of one of the loops (where it says do you offer X
> drug), and clear the entire group
> 4. Navigate up to the menu bar and exit out of the survey
> 5. Reopen the survey (and the error message SHOULD pop up, although I don't
> have any tablets left with me at the moment so am doing this from recall)
> I can try and recreate the form into a smaller one, but unfortunately may
> have trouble testing it out as I don't have an android device at the moment.
> On Monday, 15 May 2017 02:45:13 UTC+3, Yaw Anokwa wrote:
>> Hi Mary,
>> This behavior you are describing sounds like a form bug, but I need
>> your help in reproducing it.
>> 1. What are the minimum steps I can take in the form to reproduce the
>> 2. Do you think you could create and share a smaller (3-4) form that
>> has this problem?
>> 3. What version of ODK Collect are you using?
>> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 10:56 PM, Mary Qiu wrote:
>> > Hi there,
>> > I have a number of loops in my survey where I first ask a yes or no
>> > question
>> > for each item, and if the respondent answers yes, goes into a group of
>> > questions. When we were deploying our survey yesterday, we found that
>> > when
>> > we went to remove a group (the respondent changed his mind about
>> > something),
>> > an error pops up that states:
>> > "null. Only questions are allowed in 'field-list',. Bad node is
>> > /SOAR_facilitysurvey_full_2017May11_Kenya/S3Q1_repeat/S3Q1_1-4". I've
>> > tried
>> > a few things, but nothing seems to work. There is no field-list
>> > appearance
>> > setting in this group, yet it still pops up. This repeat occurs a number
>> > of
>> > times throughout the survey, so presumably I will get the same mistake.
>> > Any advice is appreciated! I have attached the xlsform.
>> > Best,
>> > Mary
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