Shortening the field names that are all similiar and comparing fields in a form to a different event form

Shortening the names of fields that have the same start to their field can be useful to reduce the amount of information on the page.

The Image here shows that an event form has been created that track data that has the same start to the field name.

The Image here shows that an event form has been created that track data that has the same start to the field name.

You can reduce the name of the field so that only the first part of the fieldname is not replicated.

By setting up the Autoshorten to Shorten you can limit the field names so that only the component which is different appears, e.g. the L Pronated is not shown on the L Pronated Important Field

By setting up the Autoshorten to Shorten you can limit the field names so that only the component which is different appears, e.g. the L Pronated is not shown on the L Pronated Important Field

To shorten the form where fields use the same start (as shown in the image in the step above) set the Autoshorten to Shorten

To shorten the form where fields use the same start (as shown in the image in the step above) set the Autoshorten to Shorten

To have a full shortening where the field name disappears and only the tick is left, change the settings to "Auto Shorten" equal to Full

To have a full shortening where the field name disappears and only the tick is left, change the settings to "Auto Shorten" equal to Full

The form will the be fully shortened as shown here

The form will the be fully shortened as shown here

The example here shows that the field names are now reduced fully and the important is removed from view.

Set up the shorten and fully shorten as required based on the type of data that you are capturing.

When you enter data into a form or review the entered data you may need to compare it to data from a different event type. You can set this up as long as the field names are the same between the form that you are compareing to and the curent form.

When you enter data into a form or review the entered data you may need to compare it to data from a different event type. You can set this up as long as the field names are the same between the form that you are compareing to and the curent form.

This means that for the current event form, it wil be compared against the prescreening form when it is entered.

When data has been entered for the "Compare To" event (e.g. the Prescreening Assessment) and the field names are the same in both forms, when a new Postural Form is entered the data from the Prescreening Assessment (The form selected in the Compare To)  will be displayed

When data has been entered for the "Compare To" event (e.g. the Prescreening Assessment) and the field names are the same in both forms, when a new Postural Form is entered the data from the Prescreening Assessment (The form selected in the Compare To)  will be displayed

When the new data is entered for the POstural/Musculoskeletal form, the data form the Prescreening form is pulled through for any fields where the names are exactly the same.

N.B. If you enable "compare to last" on the Advanced Properties, you may need to adjust the setting of the fields so that none of the important rows are compared to (it will make the page very cluttered) and instead default to their last value.

N.B. If you enable "compare to last" on the Advanced Properties, you may need to adjust the setting of the fields so that none of the important rows are compared to (it will make the page very cluttered) and instead default to their last value.

Ensure you set up the field properties to ensure the data, data comparison etc flow well on the actual application when data is entered into a form. For the form in the image in the step above, the comparisons were turned off for the important fields.

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