I assume the Pull completed with SUCCESS ? And I assume the Export also
completed with SUCCESS ?
Open a file browser and navigate into the ODK Briefcase Storage location.
By default, this is in your home directory.
On windows, this is under C:\Users\yourUsername\ODK Briefcase Storage
Under that directory, there will be a *forms *directory, and under there, a
directory for each form. Navigate into your form directory.
Under that form directory, there will be an *instances *directory, and
under that, a directory for each instance pulled into ODK Briefcase.
Confirm that you have one or more such instances.
Within each of these directories, you should find a submission.xml file
and the images, audio or video clips you captured in the form.
If you find no directories, then it means that there was no data, and hence
the export will be as you describe.
(1) No instances or no submission.xml in the instance directories.
Look on your phone, and confirm that there are files in your instances
directories on the phone. These will be under odk/instances
Confirm that these are also present in the directory you copied onto your
Use ODK Briefcase to pull from that directory. Look at the details to
confirm that one or more submissions were pulled.
Verify that the instances appear in your ODK Briefcase Storage location (as
(2) instances present.
Run ODK Briefcase, and choose Export. Look at the Export Details... and
confirm that the submissions are being processed.
There should not be any failures reported. Confirm that the Export
Using Notepad or some other editor (not Excel), open the csv file and
confirm that there are rows for the instances. Close the editor without
Assuming there are rows in this file...
Now open Excel (DO NOT double-click the csv).
And using its menu, choose import from CSV.
On the import dialog:
there will an option for 'File Origin:' select '65001 : Unicode (UTF-8)'
choose comma as the (only) delimiter character
You should now see the data in Excel.
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 5:51 AM, Juliette firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have been struggling to get ODK Briefcase to export my data onto my
I have ODK Briefcase v. 1.3.2 and a Mac and I'm using a Google Nexus 7.
I copied the entire ODK folder form the Nexus to my desktop.
I used the custom path directory to pull the surveys from the ODK folder
on my desktop.
I exported the data using those pulled surveys, but the csv files are
empty except for variable names.
I'm using a standardized survey that is titled 'Sample' and provided by
ODK. I also tried it with another sample survey form titled
'household_survey' from formhub.org.
When I open the instances folder in the ODK folder, there is nothing there.
I would really appreciate any help.
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