Using the Equipment Category Question

The equipment category question type is useful for maintenance checks on all your equipment of one category.


When you put an equipment category question into a form, it generates a numeric question for each item in the category. This numeric question has access to units and precision options, but not the advanced options. An example of a use for the equipment category question is to select the category "Vehicles" and do an odometer check, recording how far each vehicle has travelled. In the form builder this is how an equipment category question looks:

And this is how the same question appears on mobile. Notice how the one question has become three because I have three vehicles listed under equipment.

Limits:

When entering a new piece of equipment into Site App Pro, there is a section called Settings. In here you can set min and max values as well as upper and lower warnings to be used in the equipment category question. These will function the same way the advanced options do in a numeric question, except they will only come up when filling out an equipment category question. If you use these we recommend that you only use the equipment category question to record one type of data (e.g. Odometer readings for vehicles), otherwise the limits may not be the same for all readings.

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