Is Aggregate 1.7.1 for ODK-X long term supported?

1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.
My system is running Aggregate 1.4.13, ODK Table rev206. I am considering upgrading to aggregate 1.7.1. Could you please answer:

  • ODK Table rev206 is not compatible with 1.7.1. I had to install ODK Table rev216 (called ODK-X Tables) and it worked. Do I have to use ODK-X Tables to sync with Aggregate 1.7.1? or is there other ODK-Tables version (not -X version) compatible with Aggregate 1.7.1? I ask this because ODK-Tables supports email authentication which is no longer supported on ODK-X Tables. Without email authentication, it will bring some burden on account management.
  • Is Aggregate 1.7.1 long term supported? I am considering benefits and risks of ODK Aggregate 1.7.1 and ODK-X Sync Endpoint upgrade.

2. What app or server are you using and on what device and operating system? Include version numbers.
Aggregate 1.4.13, ODK Table rev206
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.

ODK and ODK-X now have separate websites and forums as noted in Community Update - 2020-05-07

ODK tables is part of the ODK-X suite of tools so you'll want to ask your question over at

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Hi @danbjoseph,
It's a bit confused to me. My system is running ODK tables with ODK Aggregate 1.4.13 and it has been working quite well. Why can ODK Tables be a part of ODK-X?

Sorry for confusion as my question is not related to ODK-X. It is about: which version of ODK Tables is compatible with ODK Aggregate 1.7.1? will Aggregate 1.7.1 be long term supported?

Some earlier versions of Aggregate included a partial implementation of the ODK-X sync protocol, but that has been removed in new versions. There are plans to release critical bug fixes for Aggregate v1.7.x but not other support.

Tables is part of ODK-X. More details in the documentation at and For questions on compatibility between Tables and Aggregate I think you'll need to check those docs or ask on the ODK-X forum. The documentation notes:

The ODK-X REST Protocol is compatible with ODK Aggregate v1.4.15.

It also notes:

However, this approach is no longer supported, please migrate to ODK-X Sync Endpoint.

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