Media Messages

Overview

UCI provides an option to send media files to user or receive the media files from user. We use different types of styling tags to send media files to user.

1. Send media to user

We use below styling tags to send media files to user.

  1. image

  2. audio

  3. video

  4. file (Document files only)

As the name says these tags are used to specify the media type to be sent to user. These styling tags will be added

Steps for adding media message

For sending a media to user, add following properties in ODK form :

  • type : select_one <field_name> Column type describes the property of any particular message.

  • name : <field_name> Column name refers to unique field_name of any message.

  • label : <text> In label, we can write text content that we want to send to user. For media files mention the file name that you are uploading inside {} placeholders. For example, if your file name is 'test.png', set the label as {test.png}.

  • bind::stylingTags : image/audio/video/file This column indicates, which type of media file should be displayed to user.

  • bind::caption : <caption> This column has the caption for media file specifically for image/file. As for whatsapp the caption is required.

ODK Styling tag example:

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2. Receive media from user

In ODK forms we can specify which type of content we want from the user. For media files, we should mention the type for media ones. Below are the types for media files.

  1. image

  2. audio

  3. video

  4. file

2.1 Steps for expecting media message

For receiving media from user, add following properties in ODK form :

  • type : image/audio/video/file Column type describes the property of any particular message.

  • name : <field_name> Column name refers to unique field_name of any message.

  • label : <text> In label, we can write text content that we want to send to user.

2.2 Allowed files types

2.3 ODK media type example

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