File Menu

  • Import - Open import dialog to import a CSV trial file into the database.
  • Save As - Export the current trial file with a different file name.
  • Open - Open a trial file that has been imported into the database.
  • Check for Updates - Check if an updated version of Fieldscorer exists. If a new version exists, a dialog will prompt user to download and install.
  • Help - Open this help documentation through a web browser.
  • About - View version and licensing information.
  • Exit - Close down the trial and exit the application.

Trial

  • Trial Unit Information - Display plot information including plot images.
  • Export Trials - Bulk Export database trials to CSV overwriting the files with the same filename.
  • Delete Trials - Remove a trial from the database. N.b. Please ensure you have exported your trial file or backed up your database before deleting trials.
  • Search Trial - Search the trial using a single condition based on any column within the file
  • Trial Progress Map - Display which plots have a particular trait scored using the trial grid.
  • Preview Trial - Display a grid with all data from the current trial file as it will appear when exported to CSV.

Traits

Database

  • Backup Database - Copy database file to another location
  • Restore Database - Overwrite database with a backup version

Options

  • Walking Path
    • Serpentine column by row
      • Sort scoring sequence to go along the column and back the next
    • Serpentine row by column
      • Sort scoring sequence to go along the row and back the next
    • Column by row
      • Sort scoring sequence to go along columns
    • Row by column
      • Sort scoring sequence to go along rows
    • Original file order
      • Use the original import file order to sort the scoring sequence
    • Sort by column and row only
      • Check this if scoring across multiple adjoined trials (or trial types) at once
  • Progression
    • Auto progress traits
      • If Auto Progress Length is set for the trait, scoring of a trait will automatically select the next trait in sequence once the character length is reached.
    • Auto progress trial unit
      • Jump to the next plot after the last trait box in sequence.
    • Notify end of column
      • Play a sound whenever the column changes
    • Notify end of row
      • Play a sound whenever the row changes
    • Use Vibration
      • Vibrate device when notification sounds occur
    • Skip Decimal Rows
      • Forces sequence to only use column numbers. A sound is played when a skipped row is crossed.
    • Skip Decimal Columns
      • Forces sequence to only use column numbers. A sound is played when a skipped column is crossed.
      • NB. Decimal plots are often used for spray lanes or when plants within plots are scored.
  • Date Format
    • Use Sown column
      • Calculate days traits using difference between sown date column and the current date with offset
    • Use Ordinal Date
      • Calculate days traits using difference between January 1 of the current year and the current with date offset
    • Use Custom Column
      • Calculate days traits using difference between user specified date column and the current date with offset
    • DD/MM/YY, DD-MMM-YYYY, YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
      • Date/Time stamp date format for traits that have date stamping enabled
  • File Format
    • Use Trial Name
      • Use the trial details to label image files.
    • Use File Name
      • Use the file name to label image files.
  • Barcodes
    • The barcode menu allows quick jumping to a plot using a unique position code (plot barcode)
    • Use Barcode
      • Hide/show the barcode control on the main scoring screen.
    • Text Box
      • Enable barcode textbox for entering barcodes or using a connected barcode scanner.
    • QG Code
    • Code 39
    • Code 128
    • EAN 13
    • Quick Jump
      • Opens the quick jump dialog to enter a plot number to progress to.
  • Column Mapping
  • Additional Options
    • Use dark backgrounds
      • Set background to black for better visibility in the sun and improved battery life on some devices.
    • Invert control colours
      • Invert all control colours on the scoring screen
    • Show soft input
      • Always display soft input whenever a trait is manually focused (by touching it rather than autoprogression or use of the tab button). N.b. Some devices require this setting checked to accept any input.
    • Hide simple button layout
      • Show/Hide additional next plot,previous plot and next blank buttons at the screen for use with soft input keyboard.
    • Use text to speech
      • Device will speak the current score value as it is entered.
    • Voice recognition
      • When a trait is selected activate voice recognition. N.b. Voice recognition in Fieldscorer requires internet connection. It can be slow and may cause invalid data scores. Please use caution if experimenting with the voice recognition feature.
    • Use external camera App
      • Use either the default external camera application or the camera dialog built into Fieldscorer for taking trait and plot images
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