Get SubmitterName and SubmissionDate exporting to CSV with ODK Briefcase

1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.

We want to export the stored ODK Central submissions to CSV with ODK Briefcase getting the SubmitterName and SubmissionDate fields. The SumbmissionDate field is exported, but it's empty. SubmitterName is not even exported. This information is correctly exported from ODK Central downloading the submissions from the website (there are other cons this way that ODK Briefcase solves, so using this is not an option). How can we get it in ODK Briefcase?

I've read the documentation and searched on Google and I can't find the option in ODK Briefcase to do it.

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

ODK Central 1.0
ODK Briefcase 1.18.0

3. What you have you tried to fix the problem?

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

5. Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach below.

Hi @cesarargul,

When you get a chance, please introduce yourself here.

Briefcase currently only exports what is in the submission XML. SubmitterName and SubmissionDate are not in the submission, but rather, are metadata that Central provides. @LN noted this at Briefcase export to csv doesn't include SubmissionDate when exporting form from Central v08.

I have added this limitation to the documentation at If this is a feature you'd like to see this added to Briefcase, file a request at And if it's an important feature for you, consider asking your organization to hire the ODK team to add it.


Thanks @yanokwa! That would be an interesting feature for Briefcase.

Finally I've managed to extract that information form the ODK Central REST API.