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From Add Item in Template Maintenance select the Time button shown here.

From Add Item in Template Maintenance select the Time button shown here.

Input of times (in 24 hour/military time) can be simplified using the Time item. This item contains drop-down lists for hours and minutes, together with a icon for quick specifying of “now”.

How your Time item might look on a device.

How your Time item might look on a device.

Main

Main screen for creating/amending a Time item
Main screen for creating/amending a Time item

Main screen for creating/amending a Time 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”.
Required accuracy Select the required accuracy from the drop-down list.
Default value

Enter a value that will be inserted without the user doing anything e.g. '0' (zero) for quantity in a supplies list so that only significant entries need to be entered.

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.

Formatting

Formatting options for a Time item.
Formatting options that can be applied to a Time item .

Formatting options that can be applied to a Time 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.

Background colour of question

This only applies to laptop/desktop entry device.  Enter the name of the colour (as designated by Microsoft Windows).  Contact your Boris expert for further help.

Colour of question

This only applies to laptop/desktop entry device.  Enter the name of the colour (as designated by Microsoft Windows).  Contact your Boris expert for further help.

Advanced

Advanced features of a Time item.
Advanced features that can be applied to a Time item.

Advanced features that can be applied to a Time item.

Auditor's notes

If you wish to offer the end-user guidance and direction on how to answer a question then use the Auditor’s notes field. This allows you to input any necessary text expanding on the basic question. For the end-user, the auditor’s notes are available via the “right click” option on the device – tap and hold the stylus on the question text.

Don't keep previous result when part of a document lifecycle

Tick this box if you DO NOT wish data collected in this template item to be copied to any jobs created directly from the original form.  This is useful for a repeated task (such as booking in/out a rental item or repeated delivery) where the data remains the same but a sign-off is required so this box may be ticked for Date, Surname and Signature.  Please note that if a transformation option is applied to the newly created job, this setting may be over-ruled.

Full question (for report)

The question text mentioned above should be framed in such a way as to indicate to the user the information that needs to be input. However, when this information is output on a report via the web site or a PDF additional wording may well be required. Use this field to phrase the original question in a way suitable for the report.

Cross reference

This field is output on reports to cross-reference the information with any relevant legislation etc.

Allow multiple results for this field?

If you wish to have the capability of entering more than one “answer” to a question then you can use this field. If it is checked/ticked then a button will be displayed allowing further responses to be input. The text shown on this button can be specified (see below).
If the number of possible responses is unpredictable then this option is useful. However, it is often simpler to create, say, 3 pre-set items in which the user can enter their data.

Text on Button for adding additional results

This option is used in conjunction with “Allow multiple results for this field” and specifies the text shown on the button (for example, “Add response” or “Another value").

*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 Time item.
Display conditions that can be applied to a Time item.

Display conditions that can be applied to a Time 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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