[ODK Community] implementation of look-up functionality in data entry forms

Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

··· On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
questionnaire. For example I would like the data entry form to be
pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
Thank yo in advance!

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Check out "autocomplete" in the developers' mailing list. This feature was
supported in older versions but was dropped due to outstanding issues.

Check out Mitch's reply on this issue:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opendatakit/V9RW-TmIUWQ/w5tJ316k_9gJ

You might want to pick it up from there.

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Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, <kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com');> wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
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pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
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Hi.

I read from a post that autocomplete used to work in version 1.1.7. I tried
to install this version but autocomplete isn't working. Is there are an
older version where autocomplete works? I have a select list which has a
long list. And this is badly what we need..

··· On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM, ゴー・ニコライ wrote:

Check out "autocomplete" in the developers' mailing list. This feature was
supported in older versions but was dropped due to outstanding issues.

Check out Mitch's reply on this issue:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opendatakit/V9RW-TmIUWQ/w5tJ316k_9gJ

You might want to pick it up from there.

/r
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On Friday, November 30, 2012, Roxroy Bollers wrote:

Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
questionnaire. For example I would like the data entry form to be
pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
Thank yo in advance!

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Vinia, I don't think autocomplete/look-up worked properly on version 1.1.7.
As an alternative, try soft keyboards with custom dictionaries. Then you
can use the latest ODK, and still enjoy lookups. Sort of. :slight_smile:

Nik

··· On Sunday, March 10, 2013, Vinia Marciano wrote:

Hi.

I read from a post that autocomplete used to work in version 1.1.7. I
tried to install this version but autocomplete isn't working. Is there are
an older version where autocomplete works? I have a select list which has a
long list. And this is badly what we need..

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

Check out "autocomplete" in the developers' mailing list. This feature was
supported in older versions but was dropped due to outstanding issues.

Check out Mitch's reply on this issue:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opendatakit/V9RW-TmIUWQ/w5tJ316k_9gJ

You might want to pick it up from there.

/r
Nik

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Roxroy Bollers wrote:

Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
questionnaire. For example I would like the data entry form to be
pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
Thank yo in advance!

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The suggestion to use soft keyboards and custom dictionaries is a very good
one. This gives the behavior most people expect when they hear
'autocomplete'.

The usability issue on this feature is here:
http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/issues/detail?id=289

The key issue is that most people, when they think of autocomplete, think
of an unbounded set of answers, with the tool providing assistance for
entering the common answers.

Unfortunately, the select1 prompt type in javarosa expects a finite set of
known values, and will not allow an unbounded set, but, without using
select1, there is no way in javarosa to specify a list of common answers
for a selection; XForms has a more general interpretation of this can can
support non-finite sets of values.

Mitch

··· On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 1:41 AM, ゴー・ニコライ wrote:

Vinia, I don't think autocomplete/look-up worked properly on version
1.1.7. As an alternative, try soft keyboards with custom dictionaries.
Then you can use the latest ODK, and still enjoy lookups. Sort of. :slight_smile:

Nik

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, Vinia Marciano wrote:

Hi.

I read from a post that autocomplete used to work in version 1.1.7. I
tried to install this version but autocomplete isn't working. Is there are
an older version where autocomplete works? I have a select list which has a
long list. And this is badly what we need..

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

Check out "autocomplete" in the developers' mailing list. This feature
was supported in older versions but was dropped due to outstanding issues.

Check out Mitch's reply on this issue:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opendatakit/V9RW-TmIUWQ/w5tJ316k_9gJ

You might want to pick it up from there.

/r
Nik

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Roxroy Bollers wrote:

Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
questionnaire. For example I would like the data entry form to be
pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
Thank yo in advance!

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+1

Thank you providing the technical background about the issue Mitch.

Nik

··· On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Mitch Sundt wrote:

The suggestion to use soft keyboards and custom dictionaries is a very
good one. This gives the behavior most people expect when they hear
'autocomplete'.

The usability issue on this feature is here:
http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/issues/detail?id=289

The key issue is that most people, when they think of autocomplete, think
of an unbounded set of answers, with the tool providing assistance for
entering the common answers.

Unfortunately, the select1 prompt type in javarosa expects a finite set of
known values, and will not allow an unbounded set, but, without using
select1, there is no way in javarosa to specify a list of common answers
for a selection; XForms has a more general interpretation of this can can
support non-finite sets of values.

Mitch

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 1:41 AM, ゴー・ニコライ <nikolai.go@gmail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'nikolai.go@gmail.com');> wrote:

Vinia, I don't think autocomplete/look-up worked properly on version
1.1.7. As an alternative, try soft keyboards with custom dictionaries.
Then you can use the latest ODK, and still enjoy lookups. Sort of. :slight_smile:

Nik

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, Vinia Marciano wrote:

Hi.

I read from a post that autocomplete used to work in version 1.1.7. I
tried to install this version but autocomplete isn't working. Is there are
an older version where autocomplete works? I have a select list which has a
long list. And this is badly what we need..

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

Check out "autocomplete" in the developers' mailing list. This feature
was supported in older versions but was dropped due to outstanding issues.

Check out Mitch's reply on this issue:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opendatakit/V9RW-TmIUWQ/w5tJ316k_9gJ

You might want to pick it up from there.

/r
Nik

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Roxroy Bollers wrote:

Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
questionnaire. For example I would like the data entry form to be
pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
Thank yo in advance!

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Thank you for all the information. We really appreciate the suggestion, the
references, and the assistance.

We have a definite set of choices, however it's a long list that it takes a
while for the user to get to the item/value when it's in the middle of the
list. By the way, we do not allow adding values to the list.

We would like to be able to enable the users to type the first few letters
of the value and the select list filters the list showing the items
starting with the letters typed by the user.

Again, thank you for the information.

··· On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM, ゴー・ニコライ wrote:

+1

Thank you providing the technical background about the issue Mitch.

Nik

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Mitch Sundt wrote:

The suggestion to use soft keyboards and custom dictionaries is a very
good one. This gives the behavior most people expect when they hear
'autocomplete'.

The usability issue on this feature is here:
http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/issues/detail?id=289

The key issue is that most people, when they think of autocomplete, think
of an unbounded set of answers, with the tool providing assistance for
entering the common answers.

Unfortunately, the select1 prompt type in javarosa expects a finite set
of known values, and will not allow an unbounded set, but, without using
select1, there is no way in javarosa to specify a list of common answers
for a selection; XForms has a more general interpretation of this can can
support non-finite sets of values.

Mitch

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 1:41 AM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

Vinia, I don't think autocomplete/look-up worked properly on version
1.1.7. As an alternative, try soft keyboards with custom dictionaries.
Then you can use the latest ODK, and still enjoy lookups. Sort of. :slight_smile:

Nik

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, Vinia Marciano wrote:

Hi.

I read from a post that autocomplete used to work in version 1.1.7. I
tried to install this version but autocomplete isn't working. Is there are
an older version where autocomplete works? I have a select list which has a
long list. And this is badly what we need..

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

Check out "autocomplete" in the developers' mailing list. This feature
was supported in older versions but was dropped due to outstanding issues.

Check out Mitch's reply on this issue:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opendatakit/V9RW-TmIUWQ/w5tJ316k_9gJ

You might want to pick it up from there.

/r
Nik

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Roxroy Bollers wrote:

Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
questionnaire. For example I would like the data entry form to be
pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
Thank yo in advance!

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Vinia,

If you take a moment to read back, it's been said several times that this
is not possible with Collect right now. There's a JavaRosa issue involved.

I have a suggestion though. If you, or your organization, really want to
have this feature. How about contributing or sponsoring the fix for
JavaRosa to make this happen? ODK will always welcome contributions like
this. That, or redesign your form, considering only features that work with
ODK today.

There's ODK Survey (currently on Alpha) which will surely support this when
it's finally ready for production.

Nik

··· On Thursday, March 14, 2013, Vinia Marciano wrote:

Thank you for all the information. We really appreciate the suggestion,
the references, and the assistance.

We have a definite set of choices, however it's a long list that it takes
a while for the user to get to the item/value when it's in the middle of
the list. By the way, we do not allow adding values to the list.

We would like to be able to enable the users to type the first few letters
of the value and the select list filters the list showing the items
starting with the letters typed by the user.

Again, thank you for the information.

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

+1

Thank you providing the technical background about the issue Mitch.

Nik

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Mitch Sundt wrote:

The suggestion to use soft keyboards and custom dictionaries is a very
good one. This gives the behavior most people expect when they hear
'autocomplete'.

The usability issue on this feature is here:
http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/issues/detail?id=289

The key issue is that most people, when they think of autocomplete, think
of an unbounded set of answers, with the tool providing assistance for
entering the common answers.

Unfortunately, the select1 prompt type in javarosa expects a finite set of
known values, and will not allow an unbounded set, but, without using
select1, there is no way in javarosa to specify a list of common answers
for a selection; XForms has a more general interpretation of this can can
support non-finite sets of values.

Mitch

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 1:41 AM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

Vinia, I don't think autocomplete/look-up worked properly on version
1.1.7. As an alternative, try soft keyboards with custom dictionaries.
Then you can use the latest ODK, and still enjoy lookups. Sort of. :slight_smile:

Nik

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, Vinia Marciano wrote:

Hi.

I read from a post that autocomplete used to work in version 1.1.7. I
tried to install this version but autocomplete isn't working. Is there are
an older version where autocomplete works? I have a select list which has a
long list. And this is badly what we need..

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM, ゴー・ニコライ nikolai.go@gmail.com wrote:

Check out "autocomplete" in the developers' mailing list. This feature was
supported in older versions but was dropped due to outstanding issues.

Check out Mitch's reply on this issue:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/opendatakit/V9RW-TmIUWQ/w5tJ316k_9gJ

You might want to pick it up from there.

/r
Nik

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Roxroy Bollers wrote:

Excellent thought process Kyriakos - however, I think you might have to
develop that one...it's a good project actually.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:45 AM, kyriakos.kassis@gmail.com wrote:

I wonder how easy it is to implement look-up functionality in a survey
questionnaire. For example I would like the data entry form to be
pre-populated with existing data (i.e households) during data collection.
Which tool should be employed in order to cover such kind of functionality?
Thank yo in advance!

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