Timestamp

If you want your form to have Timestamp, then you can drag the widget from the left panel to the digital mobile screen in the middle.

Timestamp, if used while filling the form, will capture the exact time of that particular moment - not just hours and minutes, but also seconds.

Properties of a Timestamp

1. Label

You can change the name of the Timestamp using a label. On the right panel, go to the label section and you can type the required text that you want. The same name will appear on the form.


2. Required

You can use this property to make that Timestamp mandatory to be filled.

Some fields in your form might be mandatory, while some might not be.

For example, if you create a Timestamp for your form, and set the ‘Required’ property to ‘Yes,’ then it will be mandatory for the user to add the timestamp while filling the form.


3. Unique Identifier

Every field will have a unique identifier. No two unique identifiers for fields will be the same.

Please note that ‘Unique Identifier’ property is just for reference purpose only. The user need not have to do anything to this property, it can be referred when there are fields created with the same names.

When you create two fields with the same names, it might get confusing when you are setting a condition and you wouldn’t know which field is which.

For example,

If you have created a field ‘address’ - and set a visibility condition to it saying the ‘address’ field will be only visible if you have entered the ‘Phone number.’

But if there are two fields that say ‘Phone Number’ - it will be difficult to set a visibility condition since both the fields have the same name.

Both of these fields ‘Phone Number’ will have different unique identifiers. You can check the unique identifier and then set the condition accordingly.



4. Visibility Conditions

Visibility Condition in the property for the ‘Timestamp’ is used to specify a condition.

If you apply any visibility condition, it implies that the ‘Timestamp’ field will only be visible if it satisfies the condition that you have set.

Visibility condition can be set by specifying the condition - you can do that by clicking ‘condition not specified.’

For example,

You might create a Timestamp which will be only visible if the user chooses ‘Yes’ option in the earlier choice list ‘Has the data collection process completed?’

Visibility conditions can help you control the type of input during the filling of a form by the user.


5. Validity Conditions

Validity Condition in the property for the ‘Timestamp’ is used to specify a condition.

If you set any validity condition, it implies that the ‘Timestamp’ will only be valid if it satisfies the condition that you have set.

It can be set by specifying the condition - you can do that by clicking ‘condition not specified.’

For example,

You might create a field ‘Timestamp Before Starting Audit’ which will be only valid if the user enters ‘Yes’ in the earlier field ‘Did you conduct process audit?’

Otherwise, it would be invalid and show an error message.

Validations can help you control the type of input during the filling of a form by the user.

You can also customize an error message that you want to display by typing the message in ‘Validity Error Message.’ This message will be displayed when the validity condition does not match with the given input.

The error message could be “This field is applicable only when the process audit is conducted.”


6. Allow Changing

‘Allow Changing’ property, if set to ‘Yes,’ will help the user to change the timestamp - multiple times while filling up the form.

But, if ‘Allow Changing’ is set to ‘No,’ then the user will not be able to change the timestamp after stamping once.

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