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Develop tool for users to change non-location text fields to drop-down fields
Currently in the application field types are pre-set as text or drop-down (or other) and this is unchangeable (with the exception of the location fields, which are not included in this requirement - they should continue to be dealt with separately).
Many users are starting to ask to be able to convert non-location text fields to drop-down fields, in order to decrease the data cleaning that must be completed. For example, the field of health facility/hospital name where a patient is isolated. Guiding users
through this process on an individual database basis, especially with a server-based database, requires direct support from Epi Info.
Develop a tool within the application (most likely place to be located would within the tools menu in super user mode) that will allow the user to select any of the text fields specified below in the case and/or contact form, convert that field to a drop-down
field, and populate the options that they want in the drop-down list.
The ability to use the same drop-down list specified for one variable below for the drop-down list of another variable below (either through copying and pasting or through selecting an already existing drop-down list) should be allowed since some of the fields
below may likely need to have identical drop-down lists.
Case Form Variables:
*Listed in order of appearance in the case form.
Contact Form Variables:
Team (added in issue 17048)
Variables in the Relationship Box
*Doing this is likely the most complicated and the lowest priority on this list.
In all relationship box pop-ups (where relationship information between two people is entered when adding a contact or source case, including date of last contact, relationship between the two people, and contact types) make the "relationship between ____
and _____" drop-down eligible.