Screen layouts

Fieldscorer 4 Android has support for most screen layouts. Functionality is the same between layouts, but the position of controls varies, to ensure that the soft input keyboard can still be used for various layouts. Due to the large number of screen sizes available for Android we cannot test layouts on all devices. Please contact us if you experience layout issues on your device.

A portrait and landscape layout are offered for various screen sizes. The layout will lock when Fieldscorer is opened. It is recommended that you lock the screen orientation of the device before using Fieldscorer.

Portrait Layout

The portrait layout is the default option for scoring on most devices.

Portrait Layout

Landscape Layout

The landscape layout can be run by opening fieldscorer with the device in the landscape mode

Landscape Layout

Unit Position Buttons

The Unit Position buttons allow quick jumping to plots within the current trial.

Column and Row indicate positions within the trial grid. Pressing the button will bring up the a list of all available column or row positions. Selecting one of these positions will jump to the corresponding row and column number in the trial.

The Replicate button allows a user to quickly jump to a different replicate plot of the current genotype. The Replicate button is only visible if a replicate column exists in the current trial.

The barcode control can be used to jump to a different plot by either entering a plot barcode or scanning using the devices built in camera or a connected barcode scanner. This option can be enabled under the Barcode Options Menu

Unit Position Buttons

Genotype and Pedigree Display

The Genotype and Pedigree display shows the Genotype and Pedigree for the current plot. If the detail is to long then the text can be scrolled. A long press of the text will bring up a window with the full name.

Two additional fields can also be added to this area by setting their column names into the Column Mapping menu

Genotype and Pedigree Display

Trait Scoring

Depending on the trait settings the display for trait input can be quite different.

Boolean traits have two checkboxes for True and False with an empty score for neither true or false.

The default trait box has a single textbox which will allow for any input.

Days Calculation Traits have 2 boxes, an offset box and a score value box. The offset is used to calculate the difference between today and a particular date, such as the date sown, the first of January or the date of emergence. eg. if Scoring Days to Flower and the plant flowered yesterday, the user would enter -1 into the offset box.

Comma separated validation traits display as a single textbox with the scoring buttons changing to fit.

Trait Scoring

Trial Unit Comment

The trial unit comment (plot comment) is designed for generic comments about a plot. When selected, on most devices the selection of this box will bring up soft input keyboard on the device. NB. These comments will not be date stamped

Trial Unit Comment

Scoring Buttons

The scoring button panel default is 0-9, minus, period and NA. NB. NA is a standard scoring value for scoring a missing plot and is ignored by validation.

Long pressing these buttons allows the ability to temporary change the input value. Restarting the application will reset the scoring buttons to the standard defaults. When scoring a trait with a comma separated validation the default scoring buttons will be be replaced by the comma separated list.

Scoring Buttons

Next Plot Button

This button will jump to the next plot in the walking path sequence order

Next Plot Button

Tab Button

This button will jump to the next trait in order. If Auto-Progress Trial unit is selected, the tab button will jump to the next trait once after the final trait is reached

Tab Button

Next Blank Button

This button will jump to the next plot in sequence where the currently selected trait has no value. This feature is commonly used for traits that are scored over a period of time rather than all at once eg. days to flower.

Next Blank Button

Previous Plot Button

This button will jump to the previous plot in the walking path sequence order

Previous Plot Button

Backspace Button

The backspace button will remove text from the currently selected trait

Backspace Button

Camera Button

Take a photo of the current plot to store as a Trial Unit Image, or view the Trial Unit Information dialog (with images) if a photo has been taken.

Multiple photos of the same plot are given unique names with the file names being stored in a semi-colon separated list in the database.

Camera Button

Comments Button

The comments button opens up a dialog for viewing large comments, which can be used to quickly select previous comments from a unique list of all comments previously recorded for the current file.

Comments Button