How to convert an XLSform into a XML document when using media in your survey questions

1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.
Hi, I am very new to using ODK and have been creating a form to collect data on Google Drive using ODK build. I've noticed from reading a few threads that ODK build doesn't support adding images to either questions or answers and have been trying to add these in the XLSform instead as suggested. I have added a media::Image column on the survey sheet as I would like and image to appear that helps users with how to take particular measurements we are collecting. I have then tried to convert the XLSform into an XML document using the following link: so I can upload it to google drive to download on ODK collect. When I try to convert the document using that website I receive the following error message: "Error: Media type: Image not supported".

I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to convert XLSforms to XML documents that have media in, and also further clarification of where I need to store these images when using Google Drive?

2. What app or server are you using and on what device and operating system? Include version numbers.
I have been using ODK Collect on Android v.1.27.3, ODK Build and the website to convert XLSforms to XML documents.

3. What you have you tried to fix the problem?
I have tried watching multiple youtube videos but none describe this problem of receiving an error message. I have also read the advice given here on how to attach media to your XLSforms:

4. What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?
Create a number decimal question using ODK Build, download as an XLSform, add a media:Image column to the survey sheet and add the desired image name and extension to the number question, and finally try to convert to an XML document using the following link:

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

Hello @josiepalmer,

Welcome to the ODK forum! We're glad you're here. When you get a chance, please Introduce yourself here! I'd also encourage you to add a real picture as your avatar because it helps build community!

To convert the form, you do not need to add media files, just convert the xlsform and the follow the instruction from this post: [Google sheets query] Support for media::image.


Thanks, I have already added a photo of myself doing research.

I know I do not need to add media files in order to convert it, I want to add media files to the XLSform so that the images appear in the form when it is downloaded onto ODK collect.