Having a part of form optional

Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to have a part of a form optional. If the
user wishes to give some more information, then only that part of the form
is shown and otherwise the form just ends. Any pointers would be
appreciated.

Cheers,
Karan

Karan,

Not sure exactly what you want to do, but here are many changes in the
works for ODK 2.0 that will make things easier; however, those changes are
months off.

Currently in ODK Collect you have some options:

  1. Use relevance - you can have part of the form skipped based on the
    relevance of questions
  2. When in the form hit the Android back button, a pop up will come up
    asking to ignore or save changes. However, the form will not be marked
    complete.

Please refer to our documentation on Form Design on information about
groups and relevance as there is quite a bit you can do with clever design.
http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/

Waylon

··· On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:59 AM, wrote:

Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to have a part of a form optional. If
the user wishes to give some more information, then only that part of the
form is shown and otherwise the form just ends. Any pointers would be
appreciated.

Cheers,
Karan

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Thanks Waylon! I went for the 1st option and it solved my problem. The
documentation was quite helpful.

There was one additional thing that I wanted to ask which is not exactly
related to this. Is it possible to customize the default first screen and
last screen in a form? I was wondering if I could have the 'Save Form and
Exit' button on the actual last screen of my form instead of me having to
swipe the last screen of the form to go to it. If you look at it, it saves
a swipe or a button click.

Cheers,
Karan

··· On Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:39:03 AM UTC+5:30, Waylon wrote: > > Karan, > > Not sure exactly what you want to do, but here are many changes in the > works for ODK 2.0 that will make things easier; however, those changes are > months off. > > Currently in ODK Collect you have some options: > 1) Use relevance - you can have part of the form skipped based on the > relevance of questions > 2) When in the form hit the Android back button, a pop up will come up > asking to ignore or save changes. However, the form will not be marked > complete. > > Please refer to our documentation on Form Design on information about > groups and relevance as there is quite a bit you can do with clever design. > http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/ > > Waylon > > > On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:59 AM, <karan...@iiitd.ac.in >wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> I was wondering if it is possible to have a part of a form optional. If >> the user wishes to give some more information, then only that part of the >> form is shown and otherwise the form just ends. Any pointers would be >> appreciated. >> >> Cheers, >> Karan >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "ODK Developers" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to opendatakit-developers+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com >> . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >> >> >> > >

Karan,

It's possible to customize anything in ODK because it's open source.
Somethings require code changes others do not.

To customize a screen in ODK Collect you will need to change the code which
is available on our google code website.

Thanks,
Waylon

··· On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 7:32 AM, wrote:

Thanks Waylon! I went for the 1st option and it solved my problem. The
documentation was quite helpful.

There was one additional thing that I wanted to ask which is not exactly
related to this. Is it possible to customize the default first screen and
last screen in a form? I was wondering if I could have the 'Save Form and
Exit' button on the actual last screen of my form instead of me having to
swipe the last screen of the form to go to it. If you look at it, it saves
a swipe or a button click.

Cheers,
Karan

On Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:39:03 AM UTC+5:30, Waylon wrote:

Karan,

Not sure exactly what you want to do, but here are many changes in the
works for ODK 2.0 that will make things easier; however, those changes are
months off.

Currently in ODK Collect you have some options:

  1. Use relevance - you can have part of the form skipped based on the
    relevance of questions
  2. When in the form hit the Android back button, a pop up will come up
    asking to ignore or save changes. However, the form will not be marked
    complete.

Please refer to our documentation on Form Design on information about
groups and relevance as there is quite a bit you can do with clever design.
http://opendatakit.org/help/**form-design/http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/

Waylon

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:59 AM, karan...@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to have a part of a form optional. If
the user wishes to give some more information, then only that part of the
form is shown and otherwise the form just ends. Any pointers would be
appreciated.

Cheers,
Karan

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