📔Publish a Form


This document provides instructions to publish a form available in a project using ODK Central.


  • ODK Central must be deployed and available

  • The user must have valid credentials to login ODK Central

  • The user must have an Administrator role in ODK Central. See Create User and Assign Role guide.


  1. Login to the ODK Central

  2. Click the relevant project link.

For example, here, the project is considered as Safety Net Program.

  1. Click the project (Safety Net Program) link listed below the Projects.

  1. The project (Safety Net Program) overview page is displayed.

5. Click the form available below the Forms.

For example, here the form selected is Safety Net Program.

The Safety Net Program Forms screen is displayed.

In the Draft section, you can find two tabs.

  • Status

  • Testing

Status - Actions

In the Status tab, you can publish and delete form in Actions section.

  1. Click the Publish button.

Publish Draft screen pop-ups. Read the instruction and click the Proceed button.


If you have not tested the form for submission before publishing, the below screen pops up. Take the required necessary action and click the Proceed button.

  1. Again Publish Draft screen pops up. Read the instruction and change the version number of the form in the version field.

  2. Click the Proceed button.

  1. A message pops up which provides the status of the form.

  2. The updated draft version is now published.

  1. Click the Version tab to find the published version of the form.

This completes the process of publish a form in ODK Central.

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