Search function combined with "Select one" for loooong lists

One form that I am creating involves selecting the correct species of
bird from a list of the known species in the area. Because we are in
coud forest, we are looking at a list of perhaps 150 species. I was
at a recent conference where the ODK system was present to
conservation practitioners and a common critique was that in the
tropics the "select one" feature may be impractical where you are
dealing with a list of hundreds of tree species for example. My
question: Is there a way to combine the "select one" feature with a
text based search function? If I see a horned guan I could type "h-o"
and the list of 150 bird species would reduce? Otherwise, we are
looking at a lot of scrolling for our community monitors!

As a side note, I am translating a forest structure form from the
Woods Hole Research Center into Spanish and I would love to make it
available after I am finished. Do you know of a proper forum to make
Xforms available to other conservation practitioners?

All the best,

Adam

hey adam,

i've put my answers inline.

One form that I am creating involves selecting the correct species of
bird from a list of the known species in the area. Because we are in
coud forest, we are looking at a list of perhaps 150 species. I was
at a recent conference where the ODK system was present to
conservation practitioners and a common critique was that in the
tropics the "select one" feature may be impractical where you are
dealing with a list of hundreds of tree species for example. My
question: Is there a way to combine the "select one" feature with a
text based search function? If I see a horned guan I could type "h-o"
and the list of 150 bird species would reduce? Otherwise, we are
looking at a lot of scrolling for our community monitors!

odk collect 1.1.7 has autocomplete lists. download the beta from
http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/downloads/list and point it to
http://opendatakit.appspot.com. download the new widgets and try it
out.

As a side note, I am translating a forest structure form from the
Woods Hole Research Center into Spanish and I would love to make it
available after I am finished. Do you know of a proper forum to make
Xforms available to other conservation practitioners?

http://cfm.earthoutreach.org is the place to be for conservation folks
who use or want to use odk.

Hi ODK,

I am trying to add the autocomplete code into an existing Xform I
built using Build. The validator indicates that the form is invalid
and I have reached the limit of my nonexistent xml ability. The whole
form was too long for dpaste, but I have included the section where I
made my attempt and some context. Any chance I can get helpt to find
my errors? I think it has to do with referencing values, but I don't
understand the rules here.

http://dpaste.com/618638/

line 55-70 is where I attempted the autocomplete code.

Best,

Adam

··· On Sep 20, 12:49 pm, Yaw Anokwa wrote: > hey adam, > > i've put my answers inline. > > > One form that I am creating involves selecting the correct species of > > bird from a list of the known species in the area. Because we are in > > coud forest, we are looking at a list of perhaps 150 species. I was > > at a recent conference where the ODK system was present to > > conservation practitioners and a common critique was that in the > > tropics the "select one" feature may be impractical where you are > > dealing with a list of hundreds of tree species for example. My > > question: Is there a way to combine the "select one" feature with a > > text based search function? If I see a horned guan I could type "h-o" > > and the list of 150 bird species would reduce? Otherwise, we are > > looking at a lot of scrolling for our community monitors! > > odk collect 1.1.7 has autocomplete lists. download the beta fromhttp://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/downloads/listand point it tohttp://opendatakit.appspot.com. download the new widgets and try it > out. > > > As a side note, I am translating a forest structure form from the > > Woods Hole Research Center into Spanish and I would love to make it > > available after I am finished. Do you know of a proper forum to make > > Xforms available to other conservation practitioners? > > http://cfm.earthoutreach.orgis the place to be for conservation folks > who use or want to use odk.

the label at line 56 looks misplaced. It should go down after line 58 (the
group).

··· On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Adam Calo wrote:

Hi ODK,

I am trying to add the autocomplete code into an existing Xform I
built using Build. The validator indicates that the form is invalid
and I have reached the limit of my nonexistent xml ability. The whole
form was too long for dpaste, but I have included the section where I
made my attempt and some context. Any chance I can get helpt to find
my errors? I think it has to do with referencing values, but I don't
understand the rules here.

http://dpaste.com/618638/

line 55-70 is where I attempted the autocomplete code.

Best,

Adam

On Sep 20, 12:49 pm, Yaw Anokwa yano...@gmail.com wrote:

hey adam,

i've put my answers inline.

One form that I am creating involves selecting the correct species of
bird from a list of the known species in the area. Because we are in
coud forest, we are looking at a list of perhaps 150 species. I was
at a recent conference where the ODK system was present to
conservation practitioners and a common critique was that in the
tropics the "select one" feature may be impractical where you are
dealing with a list of hundreds of tree species for example. My
question: Is there a way to combine the "select one" feature with a
text based search function? If I see a horned guan I could type "h-o"
and the list of 150 bird species would reduce? Otherwise, we are
looking at a lot of scrolling for our community monitors!

odk collect 1.1.7 has autocomplete lists. download the beta fromhttp://
code.google.com/p/opendatakit/downloads/listand point it tohttp://
opendatakit.appspot.com. download the new widgets and try it
out.

As a side note, I am translating a forest structure form from the
Woods Hole Research Center into Spanish and I would love to make it
available after I am finished. Do you know of a proper forum to make
Xforms available to other conservation practitioners?

http://cfm.earthoutreach.orgis the place to be for conservation folks
who use or want to use odk.

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