Error on deploy: No JSON object could be decoded

1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.
In trying to upload Excel doc to Kobo, the "Error on deploy: No JSON object could be decoded" appears, however, I do not know what it means nor how to fix it.

2. What app or server are you using and on what device and operating system? Include version numbers.

3. What you have you tried to fix the problem?
I've gone through all the coding to make sure I haven't miscoded anything.

*4. What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?

20200421 Home Visits.xlsx (37.2 KB)
5. Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach below.

Hi @caseykennedy,

For specific questions on kobo, please checkout their community at

The design on your form seems to have some issues. Try converting your form to xform using this online tool and fix the errors.

One issue that i noticed is on the name column.

The name column specifies the unique variable name for that entry. No two entries can have the same name. Names have to start with a letter or an underscore. Names can only contain letters, digits, hyphens, underscores, and periods. Names are case-sensitive.

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