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New Feature Announcement – DREL in Repeatable Section Summary Tables

  • 1.  New Feature Announcement – DREL in Repeatable Section Summary Tables

    Staff
    Posted 23 days ago

    For the mobile end user, the entries in a repeat summary table are the only representation for what could be a great deal of data contained within an underlying section. With this in mind, we're very excited to announce the release of our newest feature: DREL in Repeatable Section Summary Tables. This feature allows the Citizen Developer to format, display, and organize the information presented to the Field User in the Repeatable Section.

    Here's an example of a Repeatable Section Summary Table using DREL in two columns to consolidate information:

     

    Here's why we made this:                 

    Previously, the Repeatable Section Summary Table had a 1:1 relationship of question to answer. If a question existed, it could be displayed in the Summary Table, but it would only contain the data shown in that question-and-answer pair. This 1:1 relationship caused problems including but not limited to:

    • Too little context about the displayed data
    • Too many irrelevant columns in the Repeatable Section Summary Table
    • Too little context about the values in the Repeatable Section Summary Table
    • Showing important contextual information that was Hidden on Device in the sub-form in the Repeatable Section Summary Table

     

    Here's a practical example as outlined by our Product Team:

    • Problem: Form builders currently are not able to refer to more than one question in any repeat summary table cell. For example, "I want to display the values of 'First Name' + 'Last Name' in a table cell".
    • Solution: Configure column with %a[FirstName] %a[LastName] in the Repeatable Section Summary Table

     

    ProntoForms is a field-first platform, meaning that we're always striving to make the field user's job easier. Having the correct information at their fingertips is vital to the Field Service Engineer or Technician's life and happiness in their workplace. DREL in Repeatable Section Summary Tables provides the Citizen Developer another way to provide that information in a clear, concise manner across any platform.

     

    For more information on how to implement DREL in  Repeatable Section Summary Tables, please reference the links below:  

     

    Does anyone else have any examples they can share?



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    Chris Darby
    Customer Success Manager
    ProntoForms
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