What is the best way to enter the names, using that long list as a lookuplist?
I tried using a one_select with an external CSV-table which contains all the species, but the user must then scroll through a list of 3300 to find the species he wants to enter.
Is it possible to get a shortlist of the lookuplist by filtering it using a string? So that entering for example the sting “moes” would generate a shortlist of the lookuplist with all plantnames that contain the sting “moes”, regardless of the place of the string in the plantname?
i.e.: Dutch plant name
You can use 'autocomplete' in appearance column of 'select_one' type question. For example, if you have to look plantspecies starting letter 'b', you just type 'b'. All plantspecies with starting 'b' is sort out. The more letters of name of plantspecies you remember and type, the more faster the name of plantspecies you wish is displayed.
We are using ODK here for a very similar reason!
We want to sample vegetations to measure the quality of Natura2000 habitats.
The only thing that troubels me is a good way to enter the species.
I wil take a close look to your showcase.
Yes, I will share the forms, but someone will need to tell me how. Just new here.
I see you form uses "startswith". Is there a possibility to search for a string that is not the beginning of the plant name? Because we are using the local, Flemish, names as the forms need also to be used by non-professionals (and even professionals not always use the scintific plantnames).
We try this option to facilitate the use of latin and french name but personally I found it a bit confusing (some colleagues, but not all, like it anyway) and I finally created one entry in the csv file for each language.