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 Check-box Question

 

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

A check-box allows you to pre-define a number of options, of which a user may select only none, one or multiple.

To add a check-box field, simply drag and drop the 'check-box' 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:

 

Check-box 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 'Does the school have any of the following facilities?'

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 'SchoolSportsFacilities' 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 dropbox field to act as the Title for the form

 

Adding Options to your Check-box list.

To add an option, click the 'Add option' button from within the 'Field properties' section.

You can add any number of options, however each on e MUST contain a 'Label' and a 'Value'

Option Label - This will be the text presented to a user next to a tick boxt
Option Value - This will be what is stored in the database if the user selects this option.

We have specified these separately so that you can codify data entering the database however you wish.

 

Advanced Field Properties

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Default: Allows you to specify a default value which is entered into the database if a user does not input a value. For dropdowns you must anter a number that refers to the number of the option you have defined.

So if (as above) we defined four options - 'Playing Fields', 'Swimming Pool', ''Basketball' and 'Tennis Court' and we wanted the default value to be 'Basketball' we would enter the number 3 in the default box.

Because more than one option can be selected with check boxes, we may want the default to contain more than one option. In this case you can enter comma separated values. e.g. if we wanted the default to be 'Playing Fields' AND 'Basketball' we would enter 1,3

 

Jumps: We will cover this in the Instructions sections on 'Jumps'

When the project is loaded onto a handset, the user is presented with a set of check-boxes containing the options you have entered. Clicking one, or more, selects this option and allows the user to progress within the form as follows:

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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 describing the addition of media fields to a form.

 

Next | Adding Media Inputs