Issues with using external choices, converter not recognizing list_name

What is the problem? Please be detailed.

I created a survey with choices and external choices. Trying to use external choices with a filter for district, commune, fokontany. When i upload to any converter I get a list_name error

What ODK tool and version are you using? And on what device and operating system version?
I tried converting using these tools:


What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?

What you have you tried to fix the problem?
changed the list name in both my survey and external choice sheets

Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach here.
FICHE DE VERIFICATION DES SITES ODF 22.xlsx (734.1 KB)

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Hi @mperry

You have a couple of issues in your form, first start by correcting the choice filter column, it needs to be choice_filter . In other select one options put a space, and remove spaces in the xls file name.

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Ok, I did those things, and I am able to validate it however, the external choices for commune come up blank in collector

Can you attach the form, xls and xml

VerificationODK.xlsx (734.0 KB)

Thanks for all the help!

Hi there,

Your choices for commune have issue, there is a mistake there , this Alaotra Mangoro is a region, yet in commune, the filter column is in district column. Commune does not come up because you mixed the region and district in external choices sheet.