Required Field - Location

Morning (Sydney time) Brainstrust,

I have students collect data in the field using Epicollect for their Geography classes but am having an issue with location - they often fail to hit the location button because it’s not/can’t be toggled as required. Is there any way to make it required? If not currently, can the developers possibly make include this option when building the form?

Thanks for any help you can offer,
Austin

Hi,

from the User Guide at Location questions - Epicollect5 Data Collection User Guide

A location question cannot be required: a user might not want to answer that, or the device might lack GPS capabilities (for example a cheap Android tablet).

Moreover, often getting a GPS lock is not possible for a number of reasons. If that happens and the location question was required, the user would not be able to complete the form.