Using Repeatable Sections in the mobile app

Contents

Supported on all tiers:

Essentials
Advanced
Enterprise

Filling Repeatable Sections

Repeatable sections are identified by the summary table format and the Add Entry button: 2016-02-12-RepeatAddEntry15px.png

To add an entry:

  1. Tap on the Add Entry button.

    "Add Entry" for a repeatable section on iOS

  2. This will bring up a new screen. When you have answered all the required questions, tap the checkmark on the top right. This will take you back to the summary table view.

    "Done" checkmark to submit an entry.

  3. To speed up data entry, you can copy and edit an existing row.

    Note:The Row Copy setting must be enabled for the form.

    • On iOS and Android: Swipe the row in the summary table to the right, and then select Copy.

    • On Windows: Right-click or touch and hold the row that you want to copy, and then select Copy Row.

    Result: A duplicate row opens for you to edit and save.

    Note:In the new row:
    • Attachments are not copied.

    • Date/Time Stamps and Geo Stamps are automatically set to new values.

    • Hidden data is copied to the new row.

    • To avoid duplicating data, users must manually edit the copied row.

    When you save the copied row, it’s added to the end of the summary table. You can drag and drop the row to reorder it.

  4. Repeat the previous steps until all necessary information has been entered.

Editing an Answer in a Repeatable Section

You can select a row to open it and change any or all of the answers:

iOS device that shows three questions from a repeatable row, with the third question "Last Inspection Date" that isn't displayed in the summary table

If the Form Designer enabled inline editing for a column, you can simply select an answer to change its value:

Deleting an Answer in a Repeatable Section

Deleting an answer is quick and simple:

iOS

  1. Find the answer you want to delete and swipe in from the right-hand side of your device's screen.

    Swipe a row to show the "Delete" option

  2. Tap Delete. The selected answer will disappear from the summary table.

Android:

Single-Row Deletion

  1. Open the row you want to delete from the summary table.

    2017-03-07-AndroidRepDel01.png

  2. Select the three-dot menu at the top right of the screen and select Delete.

    2017-03-07-AndroidRepDel02.png

Multiple Row Deletion

  1. Select View All to open the summary table.

    2017-03-07-AndroidRepDel01.png

  2. Tap on the Multiselect icon from the top right of the device screen.

    2017-03-07-AndroidRepDel03.png

  3. Select which rows you want to delete and tap the garbage can icon.

    2017-03-07-AndroidRepDel04.png

Summary Table Navigation

The summary table is a grid that displays all the information you have entered in response to a repeatable section. It can be displayed as an in-line part of the form or as a full-screen view. Either view allows drag-and-drop reorganization of entries. 

To open a summary table as a full screen, select View All in the foot of the summary table:

"View All" for a repeatable section on iOS

Reorganizing Summary Tables

The information in summary tables can be reorganized by dragging and dropping entries.

  1. Tap and hold the entry you want to move until it is highlighted.

    Example of a selected row to be moved.

  2. Drag the entry to the desired location.

Responsive Display

The summary table responds based on the orientation of your device. Based on how the form is set up, it may display more repeatable section columns in landscape or full screen views, and then reduce the displayed columns when in portrait or in-line views.

Section headers of a repeatable section in portrait mode. Section headers of a repeatable section in landscape mode.

If you cannot see necessary information in portrait or in-line views, try landscape or full screen views.