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



Using your project website to view and download data

 

All data gathered from multiple mobile devices (and/or via the web) can be viewed (in tabular format or with Google maps and charts) at your project homepage. Furthermore, all data gathered can be downloaded in a number of formats for further analysis.

 

Demonstration Project - Schools - http://plus.epicollect.net/schools

As a reminder, within the form builder tutorial we developed a single form for gathering data about any number of schools.

The questions we defined were as follows:

1) What is the Schools name? - unique for each school (Key Field).

2) What is the headteachers name? - a text field

2) How many pupils attend the school? -aA numerical field

3) What date does the school year start? - a date field

4) What time does the school day start? - a time field

5) What kind of school is this? - a drop-down list - the user can choose only one.

6) Does the school have any of the following sports facilities? - A set of check-boxes.

7) Take a GPS point of the school - a 'location' field allowing capture of GPS co-ordiantes for the school

8) Take a photo of the school - a 'photo' field allowing the capture of a photo of the school

Viewing a project website

For our schools project, the URL for viewing data is : http://plus.epicollect.net/schools

 

When loading the URL, you are first presented with a frontpage containing a brief description of the project and a list of the forms within the project - As this is a single form project you will see a view similar to that in the following screenshot:

 

 

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You are offered the choice to view all data or the option to show records based on the answer to a particular question.

When clicking the 'View all' option, a table is presented detailing the entries synched within the particular project. For our schools demo this will look like the following screenshot:

All entries gathered are displayed in tabular format. The column headings contain the question presented to the user and for each entry the values entered are displayed.

 

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Sorting data: You can sort data by clicking on the column headings - this will order by values, descending or ascending

Column widths: You can change the column widths, as you would in an application such as Excel, by clicking and dragging the column boundaries within the column headings.

Above the table a number of options are available:

 

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Filter List by: This allows you to choose a question and enter a value to search entries for. As you type, available values are automatically presented allowing you to choose. Clicking the magnigfying glass icon will apply your search term and only display those entries containing your chosen term.

Clear Filter: This will remove the filter applied and display all entries

Show/Hide Fields: Clicking this option will present you with a list of column headings displayed in the table and also columns that are not displayed allowing you to view different sets of data.
Note: By default we do not initially display three columns as following:

  • TIme Uploaded - For every entry synched, the time the user sends data is arecorded
  • Last updated - This is relevant when data has been edited online, and contains the last time when the entry was amended.
  • Device ID - This contains the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) which is a unique ID that every mobile device is assigned. This allows you to unambiguously identify where data has come from. For more info in IMEI please see here Please note that for data entered via the web, this will contain 'web'.

Downloading data: The final three icons contain links to download data from the form you are viewing. You can download as comma separated values (CSV), tab separated values (TSV) or XML (formatted as ecml). This allows all entries to be imported easily into 3rd party applications for further analysis (For more details see 'downloading data').

Below the table are two other control options as follows:

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The first simply allows you to navigate through multiple pages of entries and by default, 25 entries are displayed per page.

The second control lets you define the number of default entries displayed per page.

A number of options are available when you have specified media fields within your project as follows:

 

Media Type Action
Picture A thumbnail is displayed and to view the full size image (if a user has uploaded the full image) simply click the thumbnail - the full image will open in a new window
Video If a user has uploaded the video (see section on media uploads) then a 'Click to view media'link will appear. Right clicking this allows you to download the video, or if you have a default web viewer, will launch the video for viewing.
Audio If a user has uploaded the audio (see section on media uploads) then a 'click to view media' link will appear. Right clicking this allows you to download the audio, or if you have a default web player for audio installed, will launch the audio for listening.

 

We will now move on to detailing the Map View

Next | Viewing data containing location