1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.
I often find myself creating ODK forms in XLSForm, and then going through the forms over and over again, trying to create an initial fake dataset so I can build out an analysis dashboard before an assessment goes live. But I get annoyed creating a fake dataset manually, especially when I do it over and over again. This gets even more tedious when working with a very long form/questionnaire. I'm wondering if there's a solution that people use to quickly create a fake dataset with 100 or more responses.
2. What app or server are you using and on what device and operating system? Include version numbers.
I typically build the forms in XLSForm, and host them on KoboToolbox server, and collect data using ODK Collect.
3. What you have you tried to fix the problem?
I've Googled "how to create fake datasets on ODK". I found the following:
ODK Test Data Generator tool - but this one doesn't seem to be live anymore. On this thread, @Yaw also pointed to a thread about stress-testing the server, although I couldn't quite follow that.
I also saw a Github project about KoboSync, which has something of a random data generator. https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobosync - Although couldn't quite understand how to make it work with the existing documentation.
Perhaps one of my challenges is that I'm not super confident to start going into the CLI (command line) and trying things without knowing how to do it really. If anyone knows how to use one of the above two solutions, great! Or if there's another solution...
4. What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?
If it would be helpful, would be glad to just put up a simple example XLSForm that I'm working with to get the example going.
5. Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach below.
If this is something that someone's figured out already and knows how to do, would love the help. If it's too big a problem, then just let me know.