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From Add Item in Template Maintenance select the Shared secret item button  shown here.

From Add Item in Template Maintenance select the Shared secret item button shown here.

Shared secret is a text entry box with a red cross or green tick/check indicator. If a valid text entry has been made then the tick will be shown. If not, the cross will be shown. The correct text entry is determined by the "Shared secret name" specified in the item. Shared secrets have to be individually programmed on a case-by-case basic so they are not something that can be used "out of the box". One scenario is where the shared secret is a daily authorisation code that is required to unlock access to customers "on stop". In this case the template may be for an order form and the shared secret item would be mandatory but only shown if the customer was "on stop". In order to complete the mandatory item the user would need to phone the office and obtain the authorisation code for that day, generated by some pre-defined rule that the device knows about.

Unable to show how a Shared secret might look on a  device.

Unable to show how a Shared secret might look on a device.

Main

Main screen for creating/amending a Shared secret item
Main screen for creating/amending a Shared secret  item

Main screen for creating/amending a Shared secret item

*Question This is the text “label” that is specifying the information that needs to be entered or the question to be answered. Although this is not necessarily a question in all cases, Question is used as the general term to cover the text shown next to an input field. The text should be as short as possible whilst still being self-explanatory. Over-long questions take up a lot of space on PDA screens with their restricted size, so try and make them concise. This text should be an aid to help guide the user through the screen. Any more explanatory text can be made available as “Auditor’s notes” or “Full question text”.
Mandatory

Tick this box if the question is mandatory and leave it blank if it is optional.  This will depend on whether the answer to this question is critical to the data that is being collected, such as signature to confirm customer acceptance.

Shared secret name This is a bespoke item and needs to be set up by Boris.  Enter the name provided here.

Formatting

Formatting options for a Shared secret item.
Formatting options that can be applied to a Shared secret item  .

Formatting options that can be applied to a Shared secret item .

Full screen width?

This option is usually used in conjunction with multi-line text boxes, giving the user a full-width long text box in which to enter information. This value overrides any formatting set for the section.

Advanced

Advanced features of a Shared secret item.
Advanced features that can be applied to a Shared secret  item.

Advanced features that can be applied to a Shared secret item.

*Unique name

The unique name must be entered for each item and is a mandatory field. The name is used internally and so is not generally of importance. A default value is generated by the system automatically. You may wish to override this value to have a “nicer” name if the field concerned is part of a calculation or if you are exporting the data to another system.

Display conditions (advanced)

Display conditions for a Shared secret item.
Display conditions that can be applied to a Shared secret  item.

Display conditions that can be applied to a Shared secret item.

Only show when the following condition is true (1) Enter a conditional statement that affects whether the input item is displayed on the device such as whether a previous answer has been yes or no.
Only show when the following condition is true (2) Enter a conditional statement that affects whether the input item is displayed on the device such as whether a previous answer has been yes or no.
Record results when section isn't displayed Tick this box if you wish results to be recorded when section isn't displayed.

 

 


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