How to design code on Excel to authenticate survey on ODK

Hi,

I currently just started using ODK for recording farm growing activity.

The code was designed in such a way that the person carrying out the survey can input his/her name as the final step so each entry can be tracked on the server to know who is responsible for each data entry.

So my question is, in other for it to be more authentic, can forms be designed in such a way that one can track each data entry on the sever to the certain person that carried out the survey besides just the 'input name' option.

This is because anyone can decide to input any name at the end of the survey.

I know there is the option of using the IMEI number of the phone which can be captured automatically but i see that as a cumbersome task on the long run.

I am new on this forum and I look forward to positive suggestions.

Thanks
Oshone

You can also use the username or an e-mail address configured on the device
to identify the surveyor.
https://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/examples/#Property_values

Most large deployments find this awkward, as maintaining separate
configurations for each device and having different usernames on the
devices for each user is a very big hassle -- you cannot just swap in a
different device to a data collector but first need to configure it for
that data collector. But, for very small deployments, this can be useful.

Alternatively, you can use a barcode scanner to scan in an ID badge / QR
code that will identify the data collector.
And issue each data collector a badge with their own barcode / QR code.

ยทยทยท On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 6:01 AM, wrote:

Hi,

I currently just started using ODK for recording farm growing activity.

The code was designed in such a way that the person carrying out the
survey can input his/her name as the final step so each entry can be
tracked on the server to know who is responsible for each data entry.

So my question is, in other for it to be more authentic, can forms be
designed in such a way that one can track each data entry on the sever to
the certain person that carried out the survey besides just the 'input
name' option.

This is because anyone can decide to input any name at the end of the
survey.

I know there is the option of using the IMEI number of the phone which can
be captured automatically but i see that as a cumbersome task on the long
run.

I am new on this forum and I look forward to positive suggestions.

Thanks
Oshone

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