Copyright © 2019 EarthSoft, Inc • Modified: 04 Mar 2019
The Combine Fields feature in Collect Enterprise allows fields to be grouped, easily viewed, and have data entered together on a form. Multiple groups can be created but each field can only be added to one group. This feature works with String (not long string), Numerical (integer and decimal), Selector (not multi- or group selectors), and Formula fields types. Grouped fields will be displayed on the Collect Mobile app under the Group Name and will appear as a form field.
Once the group is selected on the device, it will open and display all the field(s) available for data entry within the group in a page style format.
To combine fields together as a group, click the Combine Fields button on the Fields section of the Form Setup page on the Form Designer page.
A Combine Fields dialog box will appear displaying the available fields (string, numerical, selector, and formula). Create a Group Name and check the boxes of the specific fields to be added to the group. Click the OK button at the bottom right of the window. If a Group Name is not specified, a generic Group Name (Combined-1, Combined-2, etc.) will be created.
To edit a Combine Field group, click on the Edit icon beside the combined fields in the field display. A Combine Fields dialog box will appear displaying the fields available. Fields in red have been added to combined field groups and fields in black are available to be added. To add field(s) to a combined group, check the boxes of the specific fields to be added to the group. To remove fields from a combined group, uncheck the field(s) assigned to the group. To remove a group, uncheck all fields assigned to the group.
In addition to checking/unchecking fields in the Combine Fields dialog box, fields can be dragged in/out of groups. If the field is not allowed to be combined, it will push out of the group automatically when dragged. To remove a group, drag all fields out of the specific group.