There are some form elements like a select list or a radio button that uses predefined lists. When these lists are a part of the form they are static or only changeable by modifying the form. For example, you may have a part list. If you make it static, every new part will require a change in form design. The concept of Lists makes these lists dynamic and allows to change the list items by Office users. This is a more comfortable way for both users and system admins.
Lists may have location info or coordinates. MOBIDI App uses these coordinates to choose the closest ones to limit the number of choices. When you have thousands of ATM locations or customers, this feature is a great time saver. And also prevent many intolerable mistakes.
Lists are accessible from the main menu lists page.
Creating a List
- Open Lists page
- Use + to create a new
- Give a name and template and choose Geometric Template if your list has geometry.
- In the last page make your entries or import lists from other sources.
You should use your list in your form elements(select or radio). After doing that you will not modify your form if list items are changed.
The keyword is what will show in the select lists. You should also set the ID values. When your keyword changes(because of a typo or some other reason) if ID remains same this change will affect the panels and existing records. But if you do not use ID the changed line will be a new entry.
If you delete a row in the list, the deleted row will continue to exist in old records and it will be shown by its ID.
Whether a new item added, or an old item changed MOBIDI Office will update mobile user which use the affected forms. You already know how to update mobile users using the Project menu on the main menu.
You can import Excel(xlsx, xls, csv), mdb, accdb, accde, kml, shp files or a table in a DB as list. You need to choose which column to use as Keyword. In case of a spatial table SRID(the projection system) will be utilized. If you have a file-based source use From-File, otherwise use From-DB.
When You need a different Template
For more complex and special requirements you may need other than the current Spatial and Non-Spatial Templates. Please check the following documentation to define a new template. https://support.decesoftware.com/how-to-create-a-new-form-how-to-modify-forms/lists-and-advantages/create-new-list-templates-for-mobidi-office/