Instructions

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Introduction

Creating a project

Form Builder

Adding a Form
          Key Field
          Title

Text Fields
          Plain

          Numeric
          Date
          Time
          Drop-Down
          Radio 
            Check Boxes
          
Media Fields
           Location

           Photo
           Video
           Audio
           barcode

Validation
           Text
           RegEx   
           Double Entry

Form Logic
           Jumps


Linking Forms
           Hierarchy

           Branching

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Installing EpiCollect+
Loading a Project


Collecting Data

Text Fields
          Plain

          Numeric
          Date
          Time
          Drop-Down
          Radio
             Check Boxes

Media Fields
           Location

           Photo
           Video
           Audio
           barcode

Saving Data

List/Sync data

Maps

Backing up data

Remote Data

Settings

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Project Website

Map View

Multiple Forms

Downloading Data

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Introduction

EpiCollect Markup

The Document
           <model>

The Form
           <form>


Text Fields
           <input>

          <select>
           <select1>
          <radio>
Setting defaults

Media Fields
           <location>
           <photo>
           <video>
           <audio>
           <barcode>

Defining keys

Form Logic
           Jumps


Linking Forms
           Hierarchy

           Branching
  
Validating



Adding a Time Question

 

In a similar fashion to adding a plain text field, you can drag and drop any number of Time fields onto your form.

To add a time field, simply drag and drop the 'Time' field from the left hand side of the form builder (pink) to the middle 'Form' section (green) and release your mouse button.

You will immediately see that the 'Field Properties' section (blue) of the form builder now contains a number of options for you to define as in the following screenshot:

 

Time Field

The most important properties to define are the 'Label' and 'ID'

 

Label - The Label should contain the Question you would like a user to answer - For our demo project, we first enter the text 'What time does the school day start?'

ID - The ID can be viewed as the column heading under which users answers will be stored in the database. For our ID we have entered 'SchoolStartTime' The ID should contain no spaces and be a convenient short hand name for the variable you wish to collect.

Required: Checking this means that a user MUST enter data into this field before continuing.

Title: You can set a time field as the Title field within your form.

Time Format : This allows you to specify exactly which time format a user must enter and this is validated on the handset on entry. This allows you to make sure that dates enterted will be comparable across all phones entering data.

Set default to current time : This will initially present the user with the time pre-filled with the current time.

Any number of Time questions can be added in this way.

 

Advanced Field Properties

Time Advanced

Double Entry - This will require that a user enters their answer twice - the two values will be compared and if not identical, the user will be warned (similar in principle to when you are asked to re-enter an email address on a web form).

 

When the project is loaded onto a handset, the user is presented with a simple text box within which to enter their data (if 'set default to current time has been checked, the current time will be displayed. To set the time, a user can tap the 'Set Time' button and the date picker is displayed for them to enter. The time picker will adhere to the Time Format' you have specified.

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Again, if this field is required, the user will not be able to progress in a form without entering a value.

We will now move on to add a Drop-Down list to the form

 

Next | Adding a Drop-Down question