Working with Repeat Groups in the app can be time-consuming, especially if you need to add a large amount of entries to the Group. Utilize these in-app features to help streamline the process.
Note: These features are only supported by our iOS app at this time and will be made available for Android soon.
Using the Quick Add Feature to Reduce Clicks
Repeat Groups are used when the set of questions within the Group need to be answered multiple times. Our Quick Add features allows the user to create additional Repeat Group entries without needing to return to the main form.
- Select "+ Add item" on the Repeat Group question to begin adding your first entry
- Fill out the required information
- Select the blue "+" button in the upper right to add a second entry
- Repeat until all the necessary entries have been added
- Select the back button on the upper left to return to the main form
Once multiple entries have been added, you will see a dark grey bar at the bottom of your entry screen. This bar shows which entry number you are viewing, and the total number of entries added.
You can scroll through your entries by clicking the arrows at the bottom of the screen, or just by swiping left and right.
Checking the Status of Repeat Group Entries
When viewing Repeat Group entries from outside the group, you can easily tell which entries are complete and which are missing data by looking at the status circle. A blue incomplete circle means there are some unanswered questions within the entry. A green circle with a check signifies that all the fields within the entry have been filled out.
Searching Repeat Group Entries
It can be hard to find the information you're looking for in a list of Repeat Group entries, especially if there are a large number of entries added. Use the search bar feature to search for values in the Repeat Group Summary.
For example, to see which entries include a response of "No", type "No" into the search bar. Your list of entries will filter down to show only the entries that include the word "No" in the summary.
You can also use the search bar to locate a specific barcode collected within the repeat group. Tap the barcode icon inside the search bar to open the scanner, and then scan the barcode. You will be brought to the matching Repeat Group entry.
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