Saved Forms - can they be deleted from a device?

Hello,

Is there a way to delete “saved forms” from a device once they have been
synced and sent to the server?

Ideally, for security purposes, we do not want our completed forms saved on
a device after they have been synced. Is there a way to set this up, to
either automatically or manually delete the forms once they have been
synced with the server?

Thanks,
Robin

Hi Robin,

You can configure your application not to retain saved forms. To do this go
to Application Settings -> Android Settings -> Set Saved Forms to Disable.

Forms that have been successfully sent to the server will no longer be
visible on the phone.

Jeremy

··· On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Robin Fatch wrote:

Hello,

Is there a way to delete “saved forms” from a device once they have been
synced and sent to the server?

Ideally, for security purposes, we do not want our completed forms saved
on a device after they have been synced. Is there a way to set this up, to
either automatically or manually delete the forms once they have been
synced with the server?

Thanks,
Robin


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Hi Jeremy,

Thanks. I actually did this (set saved forms to disable), but there are
still saved forms listed and viewable on the tablet after syncing…any
ideas?

~Robin

··· On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:02:07 AM UTC-7, Jeremy Wacksman wrote: > > Hi Robin, > > You can configure your application not to retain saved forms. To do this > go to Application Settings -> Android Settings -> Set Saved Forms to > Disable. > > Forms that have been successfully sent to the server will no longer be > visible on the phone. > > Jeremy > > On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Robin Fatch <robin...@gmail.com > wrote: > >> Hello, >> >> Is there a way to delete "saved forms" from a device once they have been >> synced and sent to the server? >> >> Ideally, for security purposes, we do not want our completed forms saved >> on a device after they have been synced. Is there a way to set this up, to >> either automatically or manually delete the forms once they have been >> synced with the server? >> >> Thanks, >> Robin >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > > > > -- > Jeremy Wacksman > Dimagi , Inc. > >

Hi Jeremy,

Could this actually also be tied into the “days for review” setting? Are
these two independent settings for an application (“days for review” and
"saved forms"), or do they work in conjunction?

I had previously set “days for review” to “Forms are never removed” because
I didn’t want forms to be deleted prior to sync. Would this affect their
"save" function as well?

I just now swapped days for review to “one week”, with saved forms
disabled, and logged out/in of the app - but the saved forms are all still
listed and available on the tablet…

Thanks,
Robin

··· On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:47:39 AM UTC-7, Robin Fatch wrote: > > Hi Jeremy, > > Thanks. I actually did this (set saved forms to disable), but there are > still saved forms listed and viewable on the tablet after syncing...any > ideas? > > ~Robin > > > > On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:02:07 AM UTC-7, Jeremy Wacksman wrote: >> >> Hi Robin, >> >> You can configure your application not to retain saved forms. To do this >> go to Application Settings -> Android Settings -> Set Saved Forms to >> Disable. >> >> Forms that have been successfully sent to the server will no longer be >> visible on the phone. >> >> Jeremy >> >> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Robin Fatch wrote: >> >>> Hello, >>> >>> Is there a way to delete "saved forms" from a device once they have been >>> synced and sent to the server? >>> >>> Ideally, for security purposes, we do not want our completed forms saved >>> on a device after they have been synced. Is there a way to set this up, to >>> either automatically or manually delete the forms once they have been >>> synced with the server? >>> >>> Thanks, >>> Robin >>> >>> -- >>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com. >>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >>> >> >> >> >> -- >> Jeremy Wacksman >> Dimagi , Inc. >> >>

Hi Robin,

I believe the ‘Days for Review’ feature (documentation here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Form+Management+Features#CommCareFormManagementFeatures-Overviewofsavedforms)
should be what you are looking for

··· On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Robin Fatch wrote:

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks. I actually did this (set saved forms to disable), but there are
still saved forms listed and viewable on the tablet after syncing…any
ideas?

~Robin

On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:02:07 AM UTC-7, Jeremy Wacksman wrote:

Hi Robin,

You can configure your application not to retain saved forms. To do this
go to Application Settings -> Android Settings -> Set Saved Forms to
Disable.

Forms that have been successfully sent to the server will no longer be
visible on the phone.

Jeremy

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Robin Fatch robin...@gmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Is there a way to delete “saved forms” from a device once they have been
synced and sent to the server?

Ideally, for security purposes, we do not want our completed forms saved
on a device after they have been synced. Is there a way to set this up, to
either automatically or manually delete the forms once they have been
synced with the server?

Thanks,
Robin


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Hey Robin,

Could this actually also be tied into the “days for review” setting?

Yes, the ‘Days for Review’ feature is what you want and documented here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Form+Management+Features#CommCareFormManagementFeatures-Overviewofsavedforms

I had previously set “days for review” to “Forms are never removed” because

I didn’t want forms to be deleted prior to sync.

The ‘Days for Review’ feature only removes forms that have been synced to
the server.

I just now swapped days for review to “one week”, with saved forms

disabled, and logged out/in of the app - but the saved forms are all still
listed and available on the tablet…

You will probably have to wait a week after the forms are synced up to the
server for them to disappear.

Hi Philip,

Thanks. So as long as “days for review” only removes forms that have
already been synced to the server, then we will probably set this to the
smallest amount of time (one day).

Would I need to wait one week since I changed the setting from “never
removed” to “one week” to expect saved forms to be deleted from the tablet?
I currently have forms viewable on the tablet from months ago, even after
changing the setting and logging in/out. Some say “[Unavailable]” under the
form name, but are actually viewable if you click on them…

~Robin

··· On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Phillip Mates wrote:

Hey Robin,

Could this actually also be tied into the “days for review” setting?

Yes, the ‘Days for Review’ feature is what you want and documented here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Form+Management+Features#CommCareFormManagementFeatures-Overviewofsavedforms

I had previously set “days for review” to “Forms are never removed”

because I didn’t want forms to be deleted prior to sync.

The ‘Days for Review’ feature only removes forms that have been synced to
the server.

I just now swapped days for review to “one week”, with saved forms

disabled, and logged out/in of the app - but the saved forms are all still
listed and available on the tablet…

You will probably have to wait a week after the forms are synced up to the
server for them to disappear.


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Hi guys,

I missed one of Jeremy’s earlier replies - this works now! I hadn’t
deployed a new version last time, but once I do, this works as expected. My
"saved forms" list now just has forms from today.

~Robin

··· On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:25:58 AM UTC-7, Robin Fatch wrote: > > Hi Philip, > > Thanks. So as long as "days for review" only removes forms that have > already been synced to the server, then we will probably set this to the > smallest amount of time (one day). > > Would I need to wait one week since I changed the setting from "never > removed" to "one week" to expect saved forms to be deleted from the tablet? > I currently have forms viewable on the tablet from months ago, even after > changing the setting and logging in/out. Some say "[Unavailable]" under the > form name, but are actually viewable if you click on them... > > ~Robin > > > > On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Phillip Mates <> wrote: > >> Hey Robin, >> >> >>> Could this actually also be tied into the "days for review" setting? >>> >> Yes, the 'Days for Review' feature is what you want and documented here >> >> >> I had previously set "days for review" to "Forms are never removed" >>> because I didn't want forms to be deleted prior to sync. >>> >> The 'Days for Review' feature only removes forms that have been synced to >> the server. >> >> I just now swapped days for review to "one week", with saved forms >>> disabled, and logged out/in of the app - but the saved forms are all still >>> listed and available on the tablet... >>> >> You will probably have to wait a week after the forms are synced up to >> the server for them to disappear. >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to a topic in the >> Google Groups "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this topic, visit >> https://groups.google.com/d/topic/commcare-users/7I4GCSv9vPY/unsubscribe. >> To unsubscribe from this group and all its topics, send an email to >> commcare-users+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >

Hi Robin,

Not sure if this will help but if you change the application settings you
will need to make a new version of the application and deploy that to the
device.

Also - if you want to just remove a single saved form I think you can just
long-press on it from the list of forms and you will have an option to
remove it.

Jeremy

··· On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Phillip Mates wrote:

Hi Robin,

I believe the ‘Days for Review’ feature (documentation here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Form+Management+Features#CommCareFormManagementFeatures-Overviewofsavedforms)
should be what you are looking for

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Robin Fatch robinfatch@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks. I actually did this (set saved forms to disable), but there are
still saved forms listed and viewable on the tablet after syncing…any
ideas?

~Robin

On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:02:07 AM UTC-7, Jeremy Wacksman wrote:

Hi Robin,

You can configure your application not to retain saved forms. To do this
go to Application Settings -> Android Settings -> Set Saved Forms to
Disable.

Forms that have been successfully sent to the server will no longer be
visible on the phone.

Jeremy

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Robin Fatch robin...@gmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Is there a way to delete “saved forms” from a device once they have
been synced and sent to the server?

Ideally, for security purposes, we do not want our completed forms
saved on a device after they have been synced. Is there a way to set this
up, to either automatically or manually delete the forms once they have
been synced with the server?

Thanks,
Robin


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Would I need to wait one week since I changed the setting from “never
removed” to “one week” to expect saved forms to be deleted from the tablet?

yes, on every login, CommCare checks if there are any forms that were
submitted over a week before and removes them. If you want to play around
with this, you can always set your phone’s clock to a week from now and try
logging in. (remember to set it back to normal afterwards!)

Some say “[Unavailable]” under the form name, but are actually viewable if
you click on them…

“[Unavailable]” should generally be ignored, it means CommCare had trouble
loading some details about the form in question.