Form Authoring with XLSForms

Ona uses XLSForm standard to allow you to author forms in XLS.

XLSForm is a form standard created to help simplify the authoring of forms using Excel. Authoring is done in a human readable format using a familiar tool that almost everyone knows - Excel. XLSForms provide a practical standard for sharing and collaborating on authoring forms. They are simple to get started with but allow for the authoring of complex forms by someone familiar with the syntax.

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API Usage

Ona provides a robust REST API that allow integration with other tools. We also use Ona's APIs extensively to power custom dashboards for our clients. We see a lot of potential as Ona as a data platform service. Please checkout the Ona API Docs. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions about the API use please email us at: