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List of Logbook Element Types

We currently allow for 10 different types of elements for your logbook forms.  Each element has a purpose and allows for different types of data to be entered into it.  This keeps your logbook entries nice and tidy, and allows for quick lookup of historical reports.

  • Short Answer Box - This is your basic single line textbox, no restrictions on what can be entered into it.  It will probably be the most common element you use in your logbook entries
  • Paragraph - As the name implies, it allows for your user to type out a paragraph.  Useful for describing in detail the days events, or procedures taken
  • Dropdown Box - Create a single choice dropdown box for your user to select from
  • Single Choice - This displays a group of 'Radio' boxes, similar to a dropdown box except all the available options are visible to the user
  • Multiple Choice - Creates a group of 'Checkboxes', with the option of choosing more then one item
  • Table - Create a table for more complex data entry.  We'll go into more detail on this one below
  • Date Box - Similar to the basic textbox, but this will display a calendar and output a date in YYYY-MM-DD format
  • Number - Similar again to a basic textbox, but only allowing numbers to be entered
  • Employee - Creates a 'Facebook-style' textbox that you can tag employees for the logbook entry.  Useful for tagging employees in entries like customer complaints or employee recognition
  • Uploadable Image - With our logbooks, you can upload an image from your laptop or mobile phone, and attach it to the logbook for your records.

Logbook Table

Resources - Logbook-Form-Table

The most useful (we think!) feature we've included into our logbook module is the way you can create and manage a table for complex data entry.  Clicking on the table element will show the options to increase/decrease the rows and columns for your table.  Once you've got the table big enough, you can click each cell to make it a 'Header'.  The header cells can run along the top, the sides, or both of your table.  These header cells guide your employee on what data you want inside your table.

Tip: Use the spacebar to create an empty cell header, just like the top left cell in the image above.

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