The Important summary field is a calculation field that generates a text summary using data from pre-set fields elsewhere in the form. For more information about how to configure the fields that are pulled through into an Important summary field, refer to the section on configuring importance indicators in our article on Option fields.
In the example above, details of a musculoskeletal screening assessment are collected in an event form. The fields are arranged in three columns with each row indicating a different body area. For each body area, the assessor can indicate whether function is normal or abnormal and provide details where applicable. The Tick fields labeled Important are configured to denote whether information in that row is important using the Importance selector advanced field property. In this example, abnormalities have been identified for three areas and the Shoulder/Arm and Knee abnormalities are marked as Important. In the Assessment Summary section, the Summary field (which is an Important summary field) displays the field name and value for all fields within the row that is marked as important.
Wondering how there are so many fields with the same name in the screenshot above? The Details and Important fields are actually shortened versions of the field names. Check out the Auto-shorten property in our article on Form properties for more information.
Fields are displayed in the Important summary field as the field name, an equals ( = ) symbol and the value, with each field appearing on a separate line. If the field names have been auto-shortened, the shortened version of the name will be displayed in the Important summary field. If the field names have been auto-shortened to show no name, only the value will be shown in the summary. Fields in an important row will only be included in the Important summary field if the field contains data.
Formatting the event form
The fields to be included in the Important summary field must appear in the same line as the field being used as an importance indicator. This can either be achieved by adjusting the section Advanced properties to display fields in multiple columns or including all of the fields in a table within the form, as shown below.
The Important summary field will pull through data from the entire record, therefore a form should not contain more than one Important summary field, since both fields will return the same result.