The Question Matrix response type allows users to create a group of questions that display in a matrix format, whereby each cell within the matrix represents a separate question. To use this response type, define the number of rows and columns you want in your matrix set and give each row and column a label or name. Each column can be a different question type. In the above screenshot, the first two columns are select-one questions, and the third column is a number question. 

NOTE: This response type only works when using Enketo, utilizing the Grid-theme layout. Forms are set to single page layout by default -- to change it, find the "layout" button in the formbuilder toolbar, select "grid-theme", save this change, and redeploy your form to make these changes live.

Create a Question Matrix in the Formbuilder

  1. Go to your Form Builder and click on “Add question”
  2. Select  ‘Question Matrix’

3)   Click on the gear icon in each column to set the question type.

4)   Select the question type.

5)   Add the Column label & response label

6)   Select the gear icon within ‘Row’ to define the row label.

Create a Question Matrix in XLSForm

Alternatively, you can also build a Matrix Question in a XLSForm by following the instructions as outlined in the images below:

In the survey tab:

In the choices tab:

In the settings tab:

Please note: this method uses begin_kobomatrix, end_kobomatrix and kobo—matrix_list.

Following the steps above, you should see the question matrix shown in the screenshot below (In Enketo only):

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