Select_one_external - autocomplete

1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.
I have an external list that is very long so i was trying to add a search/autocomplete feature but it does not work..
2. What app or server are you using and on what device and operating system? Include version numbers.
Am on windows 10 machine
3. What you have you tried to fix the problem?
I tried to sue autocomplete/search under appearance but it did not work.
4. What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?
Create a list of select_one_external and have autocomplete/search under appearance.
5. Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach below.

Hi @jkamaumburu,

Welcome to the forum.

Which platform are you using? app version?

Can you attach the excel / .xls form here?

Hi Dickson,

test.xlsx (667.6 KB)

I am using a computer browser to test and app version is v1.14a

Are you using enketo form or kobo?

Test in the mobile mobile app, ie collect. These functionality was not available in enketo/ kobo. For specific enquire on this, checkout their community

Thank you. I was using Kobo and collect. They all did not work. I will post in the other forum as well.

See the sample form in the following,

Make sure you understand the syntax

The issue is not external selects but implementing a search/autocomplete on an external select.


I'm encountering the same issue and wondering if you ever found a solution? Would appreciate your help