Select_multiple choices represented in separate output columns

Hi I am new to ODK and having trouble figuring out how to process the outputs from the XLSForms. I have created a survey form that has select_multiple questions but in the responses, I am seeing that all the choices are showing up in the same column. I would like each of the multiple choices to be represented in a separate column, but not sure how to go about doing this. Is there something I am missing here, or is this not possible with the select_multiple function?

Hi @vs2601

if you are asking about displaying choices you can define the number of columns using appearances like:

  • columns-n eg. columns-4
  • columns-pack where the app will accommodate as many options in the same row as possible
  • columns where the app will use 2-5 columns based on your screen size

the documentation is available here: (it's about select_one but the same appearances apply to select_multiple as well)