When you are designing a form on the console, the fields look quite different from what your fieldworkers see on their handsets. Below are examples of how each field type will display for the fieldworker conducting the interview/data collection activities.
Information is simply displayed to the fieldworker. No data is collected. The fieldworker can press 'Next' to continue the form after reading the instructions.
You can select a single response from a list of available options.
You can select one or more responses from a list of available options.
As per the above you would select the appropriate options but the following variations may apply:
You can only enter numbers. Some number fields allow decimals and others only allow integers.
You can enter anything - letters, numbers and symbols.
You can enter a date in the format DD-MM-YYYY.
You can enter a time in the format HH:MM.
This creates a number field type that allows responses of 10 digits or more.
Ensures the number entered conforms to the "GS1" standard - a commonly used format for barcodes. The standard uses a "check digit" to improve input error detection. Only use this field type if you are using the GS1 standard.
Allows letters and numbers to be entered but hides the characters as you type.
Allows a numeric PIN code to be entered but hides the numbers as you type.
Allows an email format (letters, numbers and characters) to be entered.
Allows for longer strings of numbers to assist in validating formats such as ID numbers.
Select 'Options' in the bottom left corner of the handset's screen. Select 'Take Photo'. On the next screen, if the handset has a flash, you can change the flash options. When ready, select 'TAKE PHOTO'.
If enabled, it is possible to capture signatures. Select 'Options' in the bottom left corner of the handset's screen. Select 'Capture Signature'. Run your finger or a stylus over the screen to capture.
This captures your current location. Complete as follows:
- Ensure GPS is enabled on the handset.
- Ensure your handset's date and time are correct.
- On the main menu, wait for a globe to appear at the top-right.
- You may need to be outside in clear view of the sky and wait for a few minutes.
- Once the globe appears you can conduct the form.
When you get to the Location field in the form, select 'Options' in the bottom left corner of the handset's screen. Select 'Get location' and wait until the GPS location has been recorded.
Not displayed on the fieldworker's handset.
An option may be made available to scan a barcode or QR code. Select 'Options' in the bottom left corner of the handset's screen. Select 'Scan Barcode'.
You may be prompted to select from a Hierarchy. Select 'Options' in the bottom left corner of the handset's screen. Select 'Open Options List'.