The First Day of CropTrak – User Table Picklists
Remember picklists? They were great. You could create your list of items to use in a form, so everyone had access to the same list.
It was GREAT for data consistency and reducing typing. But what it was NOT GREAT at was making it easy to maintain because each list was it’s own and could not be shared across forms.
Well, now, CropTrak has made it EASY for you to manage lists. You can centrally store the list in one location where it can easily be updated and share it on every form where you need it. And we’ve provided some flexibility in how you can accomplish this common need.
User tables are lists that you create in CropTrak web (or even in Excel and then import). Once the list is in CropTrak, the form is edited to use the new CONDITIONAL PICKLIST form items to “hook up” your list for use in a form. The list will sync down onto the users’ device when it is created, AND anytime you need to update it.
- The GREAT THING – you only update once.
- The GREATER THING – you can easily transition from your current picklists to the user table method WITHOUT LOSING ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE ALREADY COLLECTED.
Well – what about CASCADING? My old picklist would only show me what I need to see based on what I picked in another list.
We’ve got you covered. When we implemented our new USER TABLE lists, we made sure you could create the same dependency filter to see just what you need to see.
Click here for more information.
FIVs and Picklists
Feature Infoviews (FIVs) can also be used to create a picklist. What makes this method unique is what it can do for you when you don’t KNOW what needs to be on the list.
For instance, you collect IDs on a form and want to use those IDs in a list on another form. The FIV picklist enables you to collect data on one form and create a list on another form – or forms.
- The GREAT THING – it’s easy
- The GREATER THING – it’s dynamic. As new items are added in one form, the list is updated on the other form.