Score Summary

The Score Summary tool is used in conjunction with the Score by Category tool to provide a summary table of your scores by category. The Score Summary automatically calculates and summarizes the total possible score for each category, the total assigned score, and the percent of total assigned score relative to possible assigned score.

In the animated image below, three Score by Category fields -- Food prep area, Counters, and Dining Room -- have been created within a form, and all three have been assigned to the same scoring category, Cleanliness. The Score Summary field then calculates and summarizes the score and score percentage when a mobile user selects radio buttons for each field.

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Caption text: The caption is used in most cases to ask the question. In others it may be a column heading. This is a required field. Please keep in mind that captions will wrap when form elements do not fit within the width of the screen. It is important to consider how your captions will be displayed. Captions on a larger screen might look perfect, but on a smaller device, they may be forced to wrap several times. In this situation, a smaller caption should be used.

Hint: Provides additional information to the mobile form user on how a question (i.e., Caption text) should be answered. The Hint font size is smaller than the Caption font size.

Additional HTML styling can be applied on hints and captions.

Data name: Because this is a required field, doForms will default the Data name to match the Caption or Label. If these are blank, doForms will generate a generic Data name name with a sequential number (such as "untitled10"). Since it is used throughout the system, it is recommended that you enter a descriptive Data name that is easily identifiable. Nondescript Data names are difficult to find and select at a later time (e.g., when performing a calculation).

Hide: These settings allow you to hide the form field from users in specific situations. The settings are as follows:

  • View data edit: Hides this field from a web portal user when filling out a submitted form through the 'View data' tab

  • View data new: Hides this field from a web portal user when filling out a new form through the 'View data' tab.

  • Dispatch edit: Hides this field from a web portal user when filling out a submitted form through the 'Dispatch' tab.

  • Dispatch new: Hides this field from a web portal user when filling out a new dispatch through the 'Dispatch' tab.

  • Mobile: Hides this field from a mobile user when filling out a form.

  • Web App: Hides this field from a web app user when filling out a form.

  • In PDF and Print: Hides this field when the form is converted to PDF or printed.

  • Form Links: Hides this field on forms that are sent as form links.

Appearance: doForms allows you to set a default set of appearance parameters. This eliminates the need for you to have to set colors and other parameters each time you add an element to your form. You can however override the default settings for any tool by simply picking the Custom option. You can also edit the default by clicking on the edit defaults option.

Justification: Allows you to apply text justification settings to certain elements of the tool. Choose the appropriate radio button for the Caption and/or Hint fields as follows:

  • L: Left-justifies the text.

  • C: Center-justifies the text.

  • R: Right-justifies the text.

Remove Space: This parameter is used to remove the space just before and just after the tool. By removing space two elements can be made to appear linked or as a single element.


Only display this question if
This is a very powerful option as it allows you to hide form elements, only exposing them if the answer to a question in your form meets the criteria you have set. Being able to hide fields unless they are needed makes form more user friendly. For example, if you have a Choose One question with the answers Yes and No, then you can say "Only display this form element if" the answer to the Choose One is "equal" to "Yes." You can combine criteria with other criteria, thus creating complex criteria for showing/hiding form elements.