Referencing a Location Type in a Form

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The following section describes how to allow Users to select a Location from a Location Type using a Reference Field when designing a Form in ActivityInfo.

Once you have created a Location Type and you have added Locations to it, you can add a Reference Field in you Form to allow Users to select a Location from this Location Type during data collection.

This way you allow Users to link the data they submit to a specific Location saving time and possible mistakes.

If you haven't created a Location Type you can check whether the builtin geo-database of ActivityInfo contains the Location Type you want and link your Form to that instead.

How to Reference a Location Type

  • Select the Database that contains the Location Type, click on the Location Type to select it and click on the "OK" button.
  • On the Form Designer, click on the "Save" button.
  • The Reference Field has been added to the Form and Users will be able to choose from the Locations available in the Referenced Location Type.