What is the problem? Please be detailed.
In the XLSForm.org page there is a question type:
"file Generic file input (txt, pdf, xls, xlsx, doc, docx, rtf, zip)"
So I tried this by adding a question with type file, hoping that it might allow me to select a file on my phone to include in the submission (a media attachment). The form converted without issue on the online converter.
On opening the form I am presented with a text box, not a file select option.
This question type would be a handy way of including other datasets that should be associated with an ODK record (in my case a gpx track - which might not work give the file type!).
What ODK tool and version are you using? And on what device and operating system version?
Excel spreadsheet, online converter,
Collect 1.13, Galaxy Note 4, Android 6
What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?
I assume you could try building a form with question type as 'file'
What you have you tried to fix the problem?
Not sure what I could do from the information available on Open Data Kit website - this question type is not exposed in any other documentation.
Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach here.
Has this question type be depreciated (maybe for security reasons)?