What exactly is HXL?

HXL stands for Humanitarian Exchange Language. The goal of HXL is to improve information sharing during a humanitarian crisis by creating a simple way to promote interoperablity of data. It does this by coding the data through hashtags (#) similar to Twitter. For more information on HXL, please visit: http://hxlstandard.org/

How to use HXL

When authoring an XLSForm, simply insert one extra row in any existing spreadsheet and fill it with humanitarian hashtags identifying the type of information in each column.

Using the HXL feature in the Formbuilder

  1. Click on the question settings icon.
  2. Then, click on the text field “#tag”

3)   Create a tag by typing in the text field or select a tag from the predefined HXL library list

*The hashtag before name is mandatory. Spaces are not allowed.

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