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Attribute Editor Overview

Geolantis.360 provides an intelligent yet user-friendly attribute editor offering a variety of attribute types in addition to advanced options that allow flexible and dynamic attribute configuration. The attribute editor is used to customize attributes of Feature Classes, Task Types, Form Management, and Project Types.

The attribute fields created using the attribute editor are enabled instantly through Geolantis.360 web portal for the field App users so that they can record data in a standalone form or through a dispatched field task.

To find the attribute editor, go to any of the pages Feature Classes, Task Types, Form Management, or Project Types and click on New or Edit. In the Edit screen, switch to the Attributes (Values) tab where customized attribute fields can be created and configured.

Managing Attributes

Use the attribute editor to create and modify attribute fields and organize their layout. The attribute editor in Geolantis.360 consists of the following sections:

  1. Attribute Controls
  2. Attributes List
  3. Attribute General Parameters
  4. Attribute Input Mode Configuration
  5. Attribute Visibility Options
  6. Attribute Expert Settings
  7. Supplementary Options

 

1. Attribute Controls

Use the attribute controls described below to build a form layout. The layout can be divided into several sections by grouping attribute fields into a major layout group or into a minor value container. This allows duplicating a set of multiple attributes at a glance when needed.

1 The values number indicates how many attributes are included in the attributes list
2  Insert a new attribute field
3 Create a new layout group which combines a set of sub attributes including value containers
4 Delete attribute fields, value containers, or layout groups. Deleting value containers or layout groups will move their dependent attributes to the root level.
5 Use the Up Arrow to move entries from a lower order priority to a higher order priority
6 Use the Down Arrow to move entries from a higher order priority to a lower order priority
7 Copy an individual attribute field, or layout groups or value containers including their dependent attributes
8 Paste an individual attribute field, or layout groups or value containers including their dependent attributes
9 Use the interactive preview to revise the general layout and the included attributes
10 Click the help icon to read information about the expert settings of certain attribute types

2. Attributes List

The attribute list shows the structure of the layout as well a the actual configuration setup of each attribute field.

1 Name Each attribute field starts with its sequence order number followed by the given attribute name
Indicates an attribute field entry (the lowest ranking in the attribute list hierarchy)
Indicates a value container entry (the second ranking in the attribute list hierarchy). A value container entry can be created as a normal attribute field, and can contain other attribute fields as sub-entries.
Indicates a layout group entry (the highest ranking in the attribute list hierarchy). A layout group entry can contain value container as a sub-entry, including the attributes within the value container. Layout groups can also contain individual attributes entries directly.
2 Type The Type column lists the actual attribute type
3 Info The Info column lists each given visibility option(s) to the attribute field. The error indicator    appears in the Info column when there is a wrong or missing configuration  (for example, an empty layout group/value container, or when a required value is missing)
     Changing the sequence of the attributes is also possible by using the mouse to drag and drop attribute fields, value containers, and layout groups up and down!

3. Attribute General Parameters

Configure the attribute General parameters as follows:

Type Choose one of the given attribute types in the list. The attribute types list may differ depending on the context where the attribute editor is loaded (check the differences among the offered attribute types in Feature Classes, Task Types, Form Management, and Project Types)
Name  Provide a unique name for the attribute
    The name value must be given to complete the attribute configuration!
Description Provide a brief description and instructions about the purpose of the attribute
Key If the key value is not automatically generated, define a unique key value of the attribute (the key value is used to fetch data from the recorded forms for reporting purposes)
    The key value must be given to complete the attribute configuration!
Value Container Choose a value container if exists
Layout Group Choose a layout group if container if exists. If the attribute is included within a value container, the layout group option will be disabled.

4. Attribute Input Mode Configuration

The Input mode options differ depending on the chosen attribute type. See below the possible cases of the input mode configuration:

Option Description
Maximum Length
Define the maximum number of text characters.
Valid for the attribute types:
Textbox, Textbox (multiline)
Line Count
Define the maximum number of text lines.
Valid for the attribute types:
Textbox (multiline)
Default Value
Specify a default attribute value that is
saved automatically unless the user
choses another value.
Valid for the attribute types:
-/+ Picker, Duration, Email, Number (Decimal),
Number (Integer), Phone, Photo,Select List,
Select list (with text input), Slider, Textbox,
Textbox (multiline), URL
Min. Value
Define a numerical lower limit of the
attribute value.
Valid for the attribute types:
+/- Picker, Duration, Number (Decimal),
Number (Integer), Textbox
Max. Value
Define a numerical upper limit of the
attribute value.
Valid for the attribute types:
+/- Picker, Duration, Number (Decimal),
Number (Integer), Textbox
Decimal Places
Specify the number of decimal places of
the numerical attribute values.
Valid for the attribute types:
Number (Decimal)
Unit Label
Set a reference display unit of the attribute
value. Unit Label can be a  text, a number or
a special character.
Valid for the attribute types:
All attribute types except Appointment, Value Container
Text Comment
Enable writing a text comment once an attribute
value is recorded.
Valid for the attribute types:
+/- Picker, Address (manual), Appointment,
Gps / Address recording, Project, Select list,
Select list (with text input), Slider
Photo Comment
Enable capturing a photo reference once an
attribute value is recorded.
Valid for the attribute types:
+/- Picker, Address, Address (manual),
Appointment, Employee, Gas pressure m.,
GPS / Address recording, Select List,
Select list (with text input)
Enable Photo Editing
Enable making marks and highlights on the
captured photo.
Valid for the attribute types:
Photo
Checklist
Enable choosing a pre-configured checklist.
Valid for the attribute types:
Checklist
Checklist from Task
Enable fetching checklist data from tasks.
Valid for the attribute types:
Checklist
Activity
Enable on of the time recording activities.
Valid for the attribute types:
Project time
Signature Type
Choose if the signing person'name' 
is not needed, optional, or required.
Valid for the attribute types:
Signature
Signature Terms
Enable the signing person to provide additional
signature terms.
Valid for the attribute types:
Signature
     Try the attribute type ‘ +/- Picker ‘ to explore a variety of possible input mode options!

5. Attribute Visibility Options

The following visibility options can be specified depending on the selected attribute type:

Option Symbol Description
Multiple Enable the mobile field App users to provide multiple value entries of a single attribute or a set of attributes grouped within a value container
Is Mandatory A form cannot be completed unless all mandatory attribute values are filled out
Default Visible A default visible attribute will be shown automatically in the recorded form attribute columns
Highlighted A highlighted attribute appears in a bold text in the mobile field App
Hidden on Client The attribute will not be visible for users in the mobile field app
Read-only The attribute will displayed as a static text and cannot be edit by users in the mobile field app

Specify one or multiple visibility option for any attributes when needed. The visibility option symbols appears in the Info column in the attributes list.

6. Attribute Expert Settings

In the Expert Settings section, define an advanced configuration for any attribute. The expert settings differ from one attribute type to another.

     Click on the help icon    to read more about the expert settings of certain attribute types!

7. Supplementary Options

XML Editor Available in the attribute editor of Feature Classes, Project Types, and Task Types.
Keyboard saving shortcuts Available in the attribute editor of Feature Classes, Project Types, and Task Types.
Configuration History Available in the attribute editor of Feature Classes, Project Types, and Task Types.
XML Viewer Available in the attribute editor of the Form Management.
Download XML (text file) Available in the attribute editor of the Form Management.

Extended Options

Value Entries

For certain attribute types such as Slider, Select List, or Select list (with text input),the additional ‘Values’ section appears where entries of the selected attribute can be created and configured.


Inspection Ratings

In the Form Management attribute editor, additional Inspection Rating entries can be customized for a layout group, or for the entire form to monitor and control a certain level of data quality. This allows defining evaluation ratings of collected data by the field users.

      The Inspection Ratings section appears once a form is loaded or by clicking on a layout group entry!

 

 


 

 

 

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