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    James Cleland

    Need PayPal "CHIP READER" compatibility.

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    James Cleland

    Need PayPal "Chip Reader" compatibility. Did you not see the "CHIP" cards coming? Get with the times GoCanvas! We cant collect payment quickly and efficiently! Lets keep up with the technology our customers have in their wallets.

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    Sara Kaplow

    Hi James, 

    Thanks for your feedback. The development team will be meeting soon to discuss the issue; the problem isn't specific to the chip reader functionality, but rather the Bluetooth connection that the newer readers depend on. I'll keep you posted once I get an update. 

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    Mike Goodman

    We need reference data to work like Field Conditions so you can use and/or to compare multiple columns in the reference data.  Using reference data works great to show a list of all of the blue widgets but if you need to see all of the round, blue widgets, you can't do is without creating multiple reference data files and making it very complicated. 

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    Sara Kaplow

    Hi Mike,

    Interesting solution to the Reference Data limitations. I'll pass this along to our product team. Thanks for your input!

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    Heather Bryant

     Hello, a passive GPS function would be a great feature to have. Being able to map out who is performing inspections where, without the users needing to click it each time, will be a huge asset to our inspection reporting program!

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    Whit Floyd

    I would like to see more capability with field conditions. I am trying to create an inspection check list. I would like to have field conditions that only ask a question when its necessary to inspect. The inspection is done based off a catalog number like "CYLVII9YTDXBXXXFGX". I would like the field condition to be meet when certain characters are present. In the catalog number above I would like the field condition to be meet when the 3rd character is an "L". I would see the logic for the field condition to look like this "_ _ L %". This would skip over the first 2 characters, look at the 3rd character and skip over any characters after the 3rd character. 

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    Jason

    Photo Fields - App Builder

    I need my field guys to be able to submit multiple photos. Its too messy to put a bunch of extra photo fields that may or may not get used, depending on how many pics they need to take of a location.

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    Jason

    PDF scanner/upload - App Builder

    My field guys have many paper documents (reports from 3rd party inspectors, one call tickets, permits, etc) that need to be scanned and attached to Field inspection reports. Please add a "scanner" field that will scan multiple pages to PDF and attach (with the ability to rename the document) [hopefully it would work something similar to the PDF scanning app we already use called "Scannable" by Evernote]

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    Mike Goodman

    We typically add a simple list screen to our apps to allow unlimited photos.  Add description, take photo.  Repeat as many times as needed.  I also just made an additional photo's app to do the same thing.  This gets us past the limitation on Android and IOS that limits the pictures you send in an email.

     

     

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    Sara Kaplow

    Hi Jason, 

    Mike's suggestion here about multiple photos is a great one - using our existing loop functionality to add photos is a great work-around. 

    As for your second feature request, the work-around there is to use Scannable or a similar app, save the form as an image, and allow your users to use the image library to populate their photo field. But I understand having that built in would be a time-saver, so I'll pass that along to the product team. 

    Thanks for your input!

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    Jacquie

    On behalf of JB Haller:

    "I'd like to be able to add X of Y for report pages in the footer."

    "I'd like to have capability to duplicate field or copy format from one field to another in the PDF designer."

    "I would like to suppress screens with static fields from displaying on the PDF report. I don't like the GoCanvas blue bar header layout so I created my own headers. However, the PDF page continues to be displayed because of the static text."

    "I would like to be able to use the PDF designer for apps with advanced loops"

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    Sara Kaplow

    Hi Whit,

    That's an interesting request! I know we've had a lot of requests for a "contains" condition, but this clearly goes beyond that. I can certainly add this additional functionality to the potential use cases for that request and see what people think. Thanks!

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    Martin Dodd

    Here goes my first suggestion,

    Gocanvas is an excellent product, but if we could have features like conditional coloring for text in mobile forms.  This would be excellent for validating data entered.  Another feature running on from this is custom validators.  Regards,

    Martin

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    Martin Dodd

    Suggestion 2,

    One of the issues I have with reference data is the inability to order data, unless done so before adding the reference data.  Regards,

    Martin

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    Martin Dodd

    Final suggestion,

    When using MIRROR in grids, it would be nice if all mirrored data is prepopulated.  Regards,

    Martin

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    Martin Dodd

    Are there any future plans to have the text size of the header label of a field interchangeable with the text size of the value of the field.  It is not normal for the text of a label to be bigger than the size of the text for it value.

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    Sara Kaplow

    Hi Heather,

    Passive GPS is a very popular request, so you're not alone! I know it's on the product team's list, and I can keep you posted when we have an approximate idea of when it might happen. Thanks for your input!

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    Sara Kaplow

    Hi Martin,

    Some great suggestions! I have some questions for you when you get a chance, so I can make sure I'm understanding what you need.

    Suggestion 1:

    I, too, would love to see conditional coloring. I'll put in a request for this with our product team.

    For custom validators, are you talk about on conditional fields or screens? I'd love to understand the use case here so I can talk about it with our team.

    Suggestion 2: 

    That's an interesting request. Is there a situation you could tell me about where you'd need to re-arrange the reference data but where you couldn't do that before you upload the file? How often would you need to re-arrange the data? 

    Suggestion 3: 

    I'll admit I'm not a mirroring expert, but I do know this is a limitation we're aware of. 

    Suggestion 4: 

    Using the PDF Designer tool, you can control the font size of all of the values on your PDF. Take a look at this help topic: https://help.gocanvas.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006849508. 

    Thanks for all the thoughtful input, and keep it coming!

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    Moti Krauthamer

    Would be useful when using multiple choice with check-boxes to allow for conditional field if "other" is selected For example if a person was ordering a sandwich and the check-boxes where lettuce, tomato, cheese, and other then the other field could open up so the person could say what else they want on their snadwich

     

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    Moti Krauthamer

    Another feature would be when using numbers. Currently there is a currency style. It would be nice to a phone number style as well. 

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    Si Rollinson

    Forced capitalisation option on text fields would be great.

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    Eric Haseltine

    The ability to edit the columns included in the Grid view of a Loop.

    Currently the grid displays every column on the looped screen. That's good if you want to edit in the grid, but most of the time we would prefer to be able to choose the columns that are visible.

    Also, the key/ID field column is fixed in place and Very wide - it makes the grid almost useless on a phone, and the view is even limited on an iPad.

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    Eric Haseltine

    I will second the request for multiple fields to filter reference data. The current one field is great, but there is no effective way to filter down below that.

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    Eric Haseltine

    Another Loop request - please add an Auto Incrementing Number field that will provide a unique identifier for each record in a Loop.

    If we're doing an audit, we may need to record multiple instances of the same type of object in a loop.

    The loop allows this, but makes it very difficult to tell when you go back to the Grid which object was recorded last. And relying on users to number items sequentially is problematic!

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    Rick Daber

    Please make Reference Data available to fields of an app when creating a new Dispatch.  We wish to pre-populate customer contact info etc. from Reference Data in drop-down fields at the time a Dispatch is created in the same manner when a new instance is created from a mobile device.

    AND, I will second the request for Auto Increment Number field for each record in a Loop.

    We urgently need both of these items in order to make effective use of a Work Order app. 

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    Sara Kaplow

    Hi Rick and Eric,

    I just submitted the request for the incremental numbers in loops to the product team. I'll let you know if I hear anything back. 

     

    Thanks!

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    Mike Goodman

    We solved the incremental numbers in loops issue, at least partially.  I added a list of numbers as reference data then made the number the list item and set it up so the list cannot have duplicate entries.  Each item on the list defaults to the next number on the list.  Then on the details screen you fill out the actual list item.  Yes, someone could select the numbers out of order or skip them but so far out users have not.  Hopefully this helps.

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    Eric Haseltine

    Mike Goodman - great idea!

    Sounds like an effective work around until some sort of auto numbering scheme is available.

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    bob jesperson

    I need reference data to work with Multiple Choice checkboxes - It stinks needing to edit and create new app version every month as I need to add new choices. . Why does it work with dropdown and not multiple choice??  Hopefully it will be added soon.   Thanks 

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