Question Matrix Response Type

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.

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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.

NOTE: Enketo supports only up to 10 columns.

Create a Question Matrix in the Formbuilder

  1. Go to your Form Builder and click on “Add question”

  2. Select ‘Question Matrix’

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

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  4. Select the question type

  5. Add the Column label & response label

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

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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:

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In the choices tab:

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In the settings tab:

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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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