[EpiData-list] Design decision for Data Entry Client

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Tue Aug 10 02:30:53 CDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 09:16:59AM +0200, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:


> I invite you all to discuss and comment on the following aspects:
> a. Show field names on entry form.
>      Could be either:
>      A1 Be part of the data file definition (sort of built into the 
> datafile)
>      A2: Defined via an ini file for the client


> b. When the Entry Client opens a data file, which record should be shown ?
>      b1. The first one
>      b2. The last one
>      b3. An empty "new" record - ready for entry (as in current EpiData 
> Entry)

How about:

b4. Define this in the data file definition, in the header/meta data

That could even allow opening at the last record that the user was
looking at, which might not even be the last, e.g. if they were
reviewing data that have already been entered.


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