ODK_help_preloading_select_from_existing_data

Hi,
I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't come
across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a dropdown for
e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm using XLSForm
to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but there may be
information that is not known before hand.

Any recommendations on how I can proceed???
Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock predation?

Please help...

This functionality is not in the standard ODK 1.x tools.
The csv mechanism is for slowly changing or static lists of choices.

You might look at Survey CTO, which has made some extensions to support
this usage.

The ODK 2.0 tools (not yet released) are focused on supporting follow-up
surveys and dynamically shared information among a group of data collectors.

··· On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Nikki w wrote:

Hi,
I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't come
across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a dropdown for
e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm using XLSForm
to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but there may be
information that is not known before hand.

Any recommendations on how I can proceed???
Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock predation?

Please help...

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Also, is there a way I can link forms to perform visualizations if there is
a common value in two forms?

··· On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:08:57 PM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote: > > This functionality is not in the standard ODK 1.x tools. > The csv mechanism is for slowly changing or static lists of choices. > > You might look at Survey CTO, which has made some extensions to support > this usage. > > The ODK 2.0 tools (not yet released) are focused on supporting follow-up > surveys and dynamically shared information among a group of data collectors. > > > On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Nikki w <nikk...@gmail.com > wrote: > >> Hi, >> I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't come >> across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a dropdown for >> e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm using XLSForm >> to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but there may be >> information that is not known before hand. >> >> Any recommendations on how I can proceed??? >> Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock predation? >> >> >> >> Please help... >> >> -- >> -- >> Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >> >> --- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "ODK Community" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > > > > -- > Mitch Sundt > Software Engineer > University of Washington > mitche...@gmail.com >

While there are simple visualizations available in ODK Aggregate, there are
far better visualization tools out there.

We recommend publishing data into Google Fusion Tables then setting up a
view https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/171206?hl=en to create
the dataset combining the data from the two or more forms.

If your original form has repeat groups, we create a simple view
demonstrating this technique (if you have nested repeat groups, we don't
handle those).

··· On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Nikki w wrote:

Also, is there a way I can link forms to perform visualizations if there
is a common value in two forms?

On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:08:57 PM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote:

This functionality is not in the standard ODK 1.x tools.
The csv mechanism is for slowly changing or static lists of choices.

You might look at Survey CTO, which has made some extensions to support
this usage.

The ODK 2.0 tools (not yet released) are focused on supporting follow-up
surveys and dynamically shared information among a group of data collectors.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Nikki w nikk...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't come
across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a dropdown for
e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm using XLSForm
to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but there may be
information that is not known before hand.

Any recommendations on how I can proceed???
Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock predation?

Please help...

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While there are simple visualizations available in ODK Aggregate, there are far better visualization tools out there.

We recommend publishing data into Google Fusion Tables then setting up a view https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/171206?hl=en to create the dataset combining the data from the two or more forms.

If your original form has repeat groups, we create a simple view demonstrating this technique (if you have nested repeat groups, we don't handle those).

Also, is there a way I can link forms to perform visualizations if there is a common value in two forms?

This functionality is not in the standard ODK 1.x tools.
The csv mechanism is for slowly changing or static lists of choices.

You might look at Survey CTO, which has made some extensions to support this usage.

The ODK 2.0 tools (not yet released) are focused on supporting follow-up surveys and dynamically shared information among a group of data collectors.

Hi,
I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't come across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a dropdown for e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm using XLSForm to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but there may be information that is not known before hand.

Any recommendations on how I can proceed???
Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock predation?

Please help...

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Hi Mitch,

When will the ODK 2.0 tools be released? I think this is similar to my query.

Thank you.

··· On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:06:08 AM UTC-7, Mitch Sundt wrote: > On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Nikki w wrote: > On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:08:57 PM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote: > On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Nikki w wrote:

The 2.0 tools won't solve the visualization problem. ODK Tables will
support reporting and graphical displays of data on the device, but these
would be predefined reports and graphs, not ones you can create on-the-fly.

We can't commit to any specific ship date. Our hope is to:

(1) release an alpha/beta in the summer. That release will swap out the use
of jQuery Mobile with bootstrap; we have this on our development tip now,
and it is significantly faster at rendering the survey screens. The change
to bootstrap will not affect your XLS form definitions -- they will
continue to work on the new release. That release will also consolidate all
data access into a new underlying "core service," eliminating the black
deadlock screen issues that occasionally occur on the current and prior
releases. And it will have a restructured directory layout on the device
to make a cleaner separation of read-only config, system files, and data
(e.g., sub-directories for config, system, data and output).

(2) issue a release candidate 3-6 months later (e.g., around the end of the
year).

··· On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 6:54 PM, wrote:

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:06:08 AM UTC-7, Mitch Sundt wrote:

While there are simple visualizations available in ODK Aggregate, there
are far better visualization tools out there.

We recommend publishing data into Google Fusion Tables then setting up a
view https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/171206?hl=en to
create the dataset combining the data from the two or more forms.

If your original form has repeat groups, we create a simple view
demonstrating this technique (if you have nested repeat groups, we don't
handle those).

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Nikki w nikk...@gmail.com wrote:

Also, is there a way I can link forms to perform visualizations if there
is a common value in two forms?

On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:08:57 PM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote:

This functionality is not in the standard ODK 1.x tools.
The csv mechanism is for slowly changing or static lists of choices.

You might look at Survey CTO, which has made some extensions to support
this usage.

The ODK 2.0 tools (not yet released) are focused on supporting follow-up
surveys and dynamically shared information among a group of data collectors.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Nikki w nikk...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't come
across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a dropdown for
e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm using XLSForm
to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but there may be
information that is not known before hand.

Any recommendations on how I can proceed???
Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock predation?

Please help...

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Hi Mitch,

When will the ODK 2.0 tools be released? I think this is similar to my
query.

Thank you.

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In addition, the time given back to me is not the correct time selected.
any ideas? Do I need to set timezone or something?

··· On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:55:59 AM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote: > > The 2.0 tools won't solve the visualization problem. ODK Tables will > support reporting and graphical displays of data on the device, but these > would be predefined reports and graphs, not ones you can create on-the-fly. > > We can't commit to any specific ship date. Our hope is to: > > (1) release an alpha/beta in the summer. That release will swap out the > use of jQuery Mobile with bootstrap; we have this on our development tip > now, and it is significantly faster at rendering the survey screens. The > change to bootstrap will not affect your XLS form definitions -- they will > continue to work on the new release. That release will also consolidate all > data access into a new underlying "core service," eliminating the black > deadlock screen issues that occasionally occur on the current and prior > releases. And it will have a restructured directory layout on the device > to make a cleaner separation of read-only config, system files, and data > (e.g., sub-directories for config, system, data and output). > > (2) issue a release candidate 3-6 months later (e.g., around the end of > the year). > > > > > > On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 6:54 PM, <neiljerson...@gmail.com > wrote: > >> On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:06:08 AM UTC-7, Mitch Sundt wrote: >> > While there are simple visualizations available in ODK Aggregate, there >> are far better visualization tools out there. >> > >> > We recommend publishing data into Google Fusion Tables then setting up >> a view https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/171206?hl=en to >> create the dataset combining the data from the two or more forms. >> > >> > If your original form has repeat groups, we create a simple view >> demonstrating this technique (if you have nested repeat groups, we don't >> handle those). >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Nikki w wrote: >> > >> > >> > Also, is there a way I can link forms to perform visualizations if >> there is a common value in two forms? >> > >> > >> > >> > On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:08:57 PM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote: >> > >> > >> > This functionality is not in the standard ODK 1.x tools. >> > The csv mechanism is for slowly changing or static lists of choices. >> > >> > You might look at Survey CTO, which has made some extensions to support >> this usage. >> > >> > The ODK 2.0 tools (not yet released) are focused on supporting >> follow-up surveys and dynamically shared information among a group of data >> collectors. >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Nikki w wrote: >> > >> > Hi, >> > I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't come >> across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a dropdown for >> e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm using XLSForm >> to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but there may be >> information that is not known before hand. >> > >> > >> > Any recommendations on how I can proceed??? >> > Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock predation? >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > Please help... >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > -- >> > >> > -- >> > >> > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> > >> > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> > >> > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >> > >> > >> > >> > --- >> > >> > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >> Groups "ODK Community" group. >> > >> > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >> an email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com. >> > >> > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > -- >> > >> > Mitch Sundt >> > Software Engineer >> > University of Washington >> > mitche...@gmail.com >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > -- >> > >> > -- >> > >> > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> > >> > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> > >> > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >> > >> > >> > >> > --- >> > >> > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >> Groups "ODK Community" group. >> > >> > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >> an email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com. >> > >> > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > -- >> > >> > Mitch Sundt >> > Software Engineer >> > University of Washington >> > mitche...@gmail.com >> >> Hi Mitch, >> >> >> When will the ODK 2.0 tools be released? I think this is similar to my >> query. >> >> Thank you. >> >> -- >> -- >> Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >> >> --- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "ODK Community" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > > > > -- > Mitch Sundt > Software Engineer > University of Washington > mitche...@gmail.com >

Please change the Subject line with each new issue.

It will help others find answers, and eliminate confusing e-mail threads
containing a slew of constantly changing issues.

ODK Aggregate reports all times in UTC.

··· On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Nikki w wrote:

In addition, the time given back to me is not the correct time selected.
any ideas? Do I need to set timezone or something?

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:55:59 AM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote:

The 2.0 tools won't solve the visualization problem. ODK Tables will
support reporting and graphical displays of data on the device, but these
would be predefined reports and graphs, not ones you can create on-the-fly.

We can't commit to any specific ship date. Our hope is to:

(1) release an alpha/beta in the summer. That release will swap out the
use of jQuery Mobile with bootstrap; we have this on our development tip
now, and it is significantly faster at rendering the survey screens. The
change to bootstrap will not affect your XLS form definitions -- they will
continue to work on the new release. That release will also consolidate all
data access into a new underlying "core service," eliminating the black
deadlock screen issues that occasionally occur on the current and prior
releases. And it will have a restructured directory layout on the device
to make a cleaner separation of read-only config, system files, and data
(e.g., sub-directories for config, system, data and output).

(2) issue a release candidate 3-6 months later (e.g., around the end of
the year).

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 6:54 PM, neiljerson...@gmail.com wrote:

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:06:08 AM UTC-7, Mitch Sundt wrote:

While there are simple visualizations available in ODK Aggregate,
there are far better visualization tools out there.

We recommend publishing data into Google Fusion Tables then setting up
a view https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/171206?hl=en to
create the dataset combining the data from the two or more forms.

If your original form has repeat groups, we create a simple view
demonstrating this technique (if you have nested repeat groups, we don't
handle those).

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Nikki w nikk...@gmail.com wrote:

Also, is there a way I can link forms to perform visualizations if
there is a common value in two forms?

On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:08:57 PM UTC-6, Mitch Sundt wrote:

This functionality is not in the standard ODK 1.x tools.
The csv mechanism is for slowly changing or static lists of choices.

You might look at Survey CTO, which has made some extensions to
support this usage.

The ODK 2.0 tools (not yet released) are focused on supporting
follow-up surveys and dynamically shared information among a group of data
collectors.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Nikki w nikk...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,
I am testing out the ODK platform and I have a question. I haven't
come across any documentation saying if it is possible to preload a
dropdown for e.g. from existing data that is already in ODK aggregate. I'm
using XLSForm to build forms. I see there is an option through csv but
there may be information that is not known before hand.

Any recommendations on how I can proceed???
Have anyone used ODK for collecting data related to livestock
predation?

Please help...

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