Linked Fields: limiting the values that pull through by date range
Yuu can now set linked values to pull through for a specific date period. This prevents data from linking that is very old, or not completed within a specific testing block. You can even pull through Max and Min values during that date period as well.
You can limit a linked field to only pull through data if it is entered within a specific date range
Many users have linked values, options and text fields set up to pull through the most recent data that is entered from that linked field. However, if a record was over 6 months old and you only wanted to data to be pulled through from the last 1 month this could not be achieved. The Date Restriction now enables users to set limits about whether a value should show if it over a certain date period.
To set up a Date Restriction go to the calculation section for the Linked Field
Now choose the specific date period that you want linked value to show from (e.g. 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 year etc)
On the site, only the data entered within the previously specified date range will be pulled through. If there is no data within that period it will be blank.
The image in the step here shows you that when you limit the data to only pull through information from the last 1 -4 weeks those fields appear blank. This is because no data has been entered within any of those date ranges. There was a record entered within the last 1 year, so this value is pulled through in the field set to show data within the lat 1 year (as shown here).
You can also set up max and min restrictions to pull through from that date range. The example here shows Max has been selected
You can also specify whether the system pulls through a maximum or minimum value from a specific date period. The example here shows that two linked values are being set up to pull through a maximum and minimum value entered over the past 4 weeks. To select maximum or minimum, click on the Select Value drop down (shown in the image here)
N.B. The Maximum is NOT set based on the highest or lowest is best setting. It is purely based on whether the value is small or big. If you use max or min enter in some test data to ensure it is set up correctly for your requirements.