What is Display Field in the Advanced Form Builder?

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When the key field has to be a barcode, or a repetitive descriptor, the designer can choose an alternative field in the loop screen to display as the key field on the mobile form.

Display Field

Usually, a best practice when building a loop screen is to choose a unique characteristic for the key field. For example, in a parts and materials loop screen, the item name is easier to read and remember than the item number. However, when using barcodes there will always be a random string of numbers that is not descriptive to the user or those viewing the PDF. Display Field is a solution to this very situation.

If a user is scanning the barcodes for multiple items, instead of seeing a list full of barcodes on the device, the name of the item can be pulled instead.

Example 1 Example 2

 So, instead of seeing:

  • 0987654321
  • 2341569034
  • 5678904321

 I would see:

  • Large Water
  • Small Water
  • Medium Water

Assign a Display Field

  1. Open an existing form to edit or create a new form in the Advanced Form Builder.
  2. Select an existing loop screen or create a new loop screen.
  3. Select the Screen Name to open Screen Settings in the left navigation. AFB_Loop Screen Settings_Display Field.png
  4. Select the Display Field drop down and choose the alternate field that you wish to display. 
  5. Publish to test your form.

Note

As with key fields, the field types allowable as display fields include Barcode, Date, Drop Down, Number, Short Text, and Time.

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