Linked Option Fields

Linked options and text enable you to link text based data from one Event Form into another. This lesson reviews how to set up a Linked Option Fields

You can link an option or text field from one Event Form into another Event Form

You can link an option or text field from one Event Form into another Event Form

Make sure you click on Linked Option or Linked Text to link to an Event Form. If you click on Profile Linked Option or Text, you will be linking to a Profile form.

This example outlines how to add in a Linked Option Field. Add in the new Linked Option question and name it

This example outlines how to add in a Linked Option Field. Add in the new Linked Option question and name it

In the Options Section, do NOT type in the options. Type in an arbitrary field and update it just so that you can save the form. The example here shows A has been typed

In the Options Section, do NOT type in the options. Type in an arbitrary field and update it just so that you can save the form. The example here shows A has been typed

Because the options that you are linking to have to be written EXACTLY the same as the original field, it pays to enter in an arbitrary field and actually copy the options from the original form.

Unless you are 100% sure that the options are correct, just type in an arbitrary option and click Update to be able to save the form.

Go to the Calculation and select the Form that you want to link the field and the options from. All of the Event Forms in the system will appear for selection

Go to the Calculation and select the Form that you want to link the field and the options from. All of the Event Forms in the system will appear for selection

A List of all of the Event Forms on the system will appear. Click on the Event Form that you want to link the options from. For this example we are pulling through recommendations from the Anthropometry Form.

Now select the Field from the previously selected Event Form that has the options that you want to link to

Now select the Field from the previously selected Event Form that has the options that you want to link to

All of the Fields from the Event Form that you selected will be listed (even numeric fields and text fields). Please remember to select the field that has the options in it that you need to link to or there will be an error on the Form and you will not be able to save it.

Set up the Value that you require (discussed in the previous lesson). For this example we will use Newest

Set up the Value that you require (discussed in the previous lesson). For this example we will use Newest

The most optimal work flow is now to Save and Close this Form (shown here). Then open the form you are linking from (in the step below)

The most optimal work flow is now to Save and Close this Form (shown here). Then open the form you are linking from (in the step below)

Open the Event Form that you are linking FROM. Copy the options directly from the field that you want to link to.

Open the Event Form that you are linking FROM. Copy the options directly from the field that you want to link to.

#1: Open the Event Form that you are linking From

#2: View the Options for the Field you want to link From

#3: Copy these Options

#4: Open the Form you are linking To (e.g. the Agility Form)

Now open the Event Form that you are Linking To, Paste in the Options and click "Update" to update the options. This is the safest way to ensure you have the EXACT options

Now open the Event Form that you are Linking To, Paste in the Options and click "Update" to update the options. This is the safest way to ensure you have the EXACT options

Copying and pasting in the original options will ensure you have the correct options to link to. The options will not display as they do when you add in an single selection or dropdown field. However, when the data is linked on the system the correct option will appear and will be available to produce reports with.

N.B.PLEASE  ensure you have the spelling and case of the linked options exactly the same as the original field. If you use Yes and try to link to YES, No and  try to link to NO or even 1. Yes and  try to link to 1.Yes (with no space) they will NOT link correctly between forms and you could miss valuable data.

Set up the Scoring if you need

Set up the Scoring if you need

Set up the Advanced Properties for Manual Update and the Update Range (see the previous lesson for more information on this)

Set up the Advanced Properties for Manual Update and the Update Range (see the previous lesson for more information on this)

This field can even be included in calculations if you require

This field can even be included in calculations if you require

This image shows an example of what the linked option field looks like in a Data Entry Page

This image shows an example of what the linked option field looks like in a Data Entry Page

The most recent data from the anthropometry form has been pulled through into the 5-10-5 Proagility Form. You can see that the answer is displayed and any calculations using that field are performed

To include a Performance Standard for that Field, you need to set it up for the linked to Event Form (e.g. in the 5-10-5 Event Form)

To include a Performance Standard for that Field, you need to set it up for the linked to Event Form (e.g. in the 5-10-5 Event Form)

See the Next Lesson on Linked Text Fields

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