Can you individually name saved forms? and how?

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a way to name the forms under the "saved"
forms in the application. All forms are named after the module they have
been filled in and it makes finding a specific form on your application
cumbersome. How can I differentiate between the forms apart from relying on
the date/time that it was saved?

Hey Ameera,

I think if your forms are linked to a case, then the Case Name will also
appear for the saved form. That being said, I believe that all saved forms
are removed from the phone after about 2 weeks (but they’re still on
CommCareHQ).

What are you using the saved forms functionality for?

Sheel

··· On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Ameera Hamid wrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a way to name the forms under the "saved"
forms in the application. All forms are named after the module they have
been filled in and it makes finding a specific form on your application
cumbersome. How can I differentiate between the forms apart from relying on
the date/time that it was saved?


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Hi Sheel,

Thanks for your response.

I have created a logbook application for students to record the skills they
perform in the clinics and hospitals. I am currently piloting the app with
8 students (cases). the students used the saved forms to write up
assignments every week, but because they see multiple patients and fill out
a form for each patient, they have found it a bit difficult to find a
specific form that they completed in the week.

I use the app to track the students performance and skills so the forms
being linked to the case would just mean its linked to the student. is
there anyway to link it to information in the form (eg patient diagnosis)?

Kind regards,
Ameera

··· On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Sheel Shah wrote:

Hey Ameera,

I think if your forms are linked to a case, then the Case Name will also
appear for the saved form. That being said, I believe that all saved forms
are removed from the phone after about 2 weeks (but they’re still on
CommCareHQ).

What are you using the saved forms functionality for?

Sheel

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Ameera Hamid ameera.hamid91@gmail.comwrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a way to name the forms under the
"saved" forms in the application. All forms are named after the module
they have been filled in and it makes finding a specific form on your
application cumbersome. How can I differentiate between the forms apart
from relying on the date/time that it was saved?


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Department of Family Medicine Wits University Medical School
7 York Road
Parktown
2193
SOUTH AFRICA

Sheel,

You are correct that the case name does appear here.

The amount of time that saved forms are retained on the phone can be
configured on the Application Settings UI in CommCare HQ.

-Clayton

··· On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 8:28 AM, Sheel Shah wrote:

Hey Ameera,

I think if your forms are linked to a case, then the Case Name will also
appear for the saved form. That being said, I believe that all saved forms
are removed from the phone after about 2 weeks (but they’re still on
CommCareHQ).

What are you using the saved forms functionality for?

Sheel

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Ameera Hamid ameera.hamid91@gmail.comwrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a way to name the forms under the
"saved" forms in the application. All forms are named after the module
they have been filled in and it makes finding a specific form on your
application cumbersome. How can I differentiate between the forms apart
from relying on the date/time that it was saved?


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Ameera,

Unfortunately it is not currently possible to configure the name of the
saved forms at this time.

As an alternative you could try configuring each visit to create a separate
subcase (say, “diagnosis”) which would contain some of the details of the
visit and then show them in a different case list, but it may be tedious to
set that workflow up it you want to read the entire form, since you’d have
to save and recall all of the individual details. You could use just the
name of the patient, the date, and the diagnosis into such a subcase, and
use as a sort of index into the saved forms as a compromise.

-Clayton

··· On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 8:40 AM, Ameera Hamid wrote:

Hi Sheel,

Thanks for your response.

I have created a logbook application for students to record the skills
they perform in the clinics and hospitals. I am currently piloting the app
with 8 students (cases). the students used the saved forms to write up
assignments every week, but because they see multiple patients and fill out
a form for each patient, they have found it a bit difficult to find a
specific form that they completed in the week.

I use the app to track the students performance and skills so the forms
being linked to the case would just mean its linked to the student. is
there anyway to link it to information in the form (eg patient diagnosis)?

Kind regards,
Ameera

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Sheel Shah sshah@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Ameera,

I think if your forms are linked to a case, then the Case Name will also
appear for the saved form. That being said, I believe that all saved forms
are removed from the phone after about 2 weeks (but they’re still on
CommCareHQ).

What are you using the saved forms functionality for?

Sheel

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Ameera Hamid ameera.hamid91@gmail.comwrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a way to name the forms under the
"saved" forms in the application. All forms are named after the module
they have been filled in and it makes finding a specific form on your
application cumbersome. How can I differentiate between the forms apart
from relying on the date/time that it was saved?


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7 York Road
Parktown
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Hi Ameera,

Does it make sense to have the case type be patients? That way the student
would fill out (and you can store information) for each patient they see.
They can then review the case information (using the case list &details in
the app) to help fill out their assignment?

Otherwise, what you’re doing with Saved Forms makes sense - if you have
suggestions (ex. adding more identifying information), I’d recommend you
create an idea on our Uservoice forum (
http://dimagi.uservoice.com/forums/194737-commcare-mobile).

Thanks,
Sheel

··· On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Ameera Hamid wrote:

Hi Sheel,

Thanks for your response.

I have created a logbook application for students to record the skills
they perform in the clinics and hospitals. I am currently piloting the app
with 8 students (cases). the students used the saved forms to write up
assignments every week, but because they see multiple patients and fill out
a form for each patient, they have found it a bit difficult to find a
specific form that they completed in the week.

I use the app to track the students performance and skills so the forms
being linked to the case would just mean its linked to the student. is
there anyway to link it to information in the form (eg patient diagnosis)?

Kind regards,
Ameera

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Sheel Shah sshah@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Ameera,

I think if your forms are linked to a case, then the Case Name will also
appear for the saved form. That being said, I believe that all saved forms
are removed from the phone after about 2 weeks (but they’re still on
CommCareHQ).

What are you using the saved forms functionality for?

Sheel

On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Ameera Hamid ameera.hamid91@gmail.comwrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a way to name the forms under the
"saved" forms in the application. All forms are named after the module
they have been filled in and it makes finding a specific form on your
application cumbersome. How can I differentiate between the forms apart
from relying on the date/time that it was saved?


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