ODK Validate is a tool that ensures an XForms XML file conforms to the XForms specification.
Setting up Validate¶
The Validate file available for download is an executable Java application. Once downloaded, it can be run directly and does not need to be installed.
Before you begin…
Make sure Java 8 is installed on your system.
- Download Validate.
- If you wish, move Validate to your
Applicationsdirectory or another suitable location.
Find your XForms
*.xmlfile using Choose file, and Open it.
Review and fix any warning messages.
If needed, Validate Again.
This tool validates XML files against the XForms specification. It does not check every detail needed to ensure smooth operation in the ODK ecosystem. For example, Aggregate requires that forms have a unique form ID, which this tool does not check.