Data Fields

In this section, you will learn how to track numeric information over time and generate graphs to visulize information through data fields

 

SECTION NAVIGATION

  • Introduction to Data Fields
  • Adding a Data Field
  • Adding a Data Entry
  • Viewing a graph
  • Deleting a Data Field
  • Deleting a Data Entry
 

Introduction to Data Fields

Data Fields are used to track numeric entries over time and visualize that data on a graph. An example would be Median Income over time. This tool allows input of data over the course of a few years. 

This page has a few key terms to keep in mind:

Data Field - This references the data set and all entries in the set. An example would be the two entries in the "Median Income" field and three entries in the "GPA" field, to the right

Data Field Entry - This is the specific data that is entered into the data field. An example would be "52000" in the "Median Income" field.

 

Adding a Data Field

Similar to other pages, the data field page has three icons above the data table. To create a new data field, press the icon on the far left, shown below.

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Create New Data Field

Clicking this icon will being up a dialog that asks for the "Data Field Name". This would be the name/type of data being stored. "Median Income", "GPA", and "SAT Score" are all examples.

Please Note: Only numeric data can be stored in a data field. Data fields cannot contain string/text data. A qualitative entry would not be an acceptable data field entry.

Pressing submit will create that data field and will refresh the case to reflect this change. A dialog will alert you once the change has been made. The new data field will snow "No Entries" once the field has been created.

As a default, graphing of data is disabled until an entry is added. The icon will turn blue once an entry has been added.

 

Adding a Data Entry

Once a data field is created, you may add data entries to it. Clicking the plus button in the field you would like to add an entry too will being up a dialog.

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New Data Entry

Enter the numeric entry you would like to add and submit. The dialog will automatically close. There will be no alert that the entry has been added, however the page will refresh and reflect the new data.

 

Viewing a Graph

Once at least one data field entry is added, you may view a graph to visualize the data field. Clicking the below icon in the same data field you would like to visulize will show a dialog with a graph.

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Open Graph

With this graph, you may additionally print it off. Clicking the print icon near the close button will allow simple printing of the graph.

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Print Data Field Graph

 

Deleting a Data Field

Deleting a data field is simple. Find the icon below in the same row was the data field name under the add/remove column. 

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Delete Data Field

Please Note: Deleting a data field will remove all data entries within that field. This action cannot be undone.

Clicking the delete data will bring up a confirmation dialog, asking once if you would like to delete this data field. Clicking cancel will abort the deletion and clicking delete will continue on and delete the data field.

 

Deleting a Data Entry

Data entries can be deleted by finding the specific entry and clicking the icon below.

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Delete Data Entry

Deleting data entries will not ask for a confirmation as they can be easily replaced. Deleting of data entries cannot be undone.

 

Example of Non-Static Data Page

 

From left to right, "Add New Data Field", "Refresh Case", and "Print Data Table"

 

Dialog with text field asking for the data field name

Dialog alerting you that the data field has been added

Default settings for a data field

Add New Data Field Entry Form

The new entry is reflected in the data field

 
 

Sample graph of a data field

 

Graph Printout

 

Data field name row w/delete data field option

 

Dialog confirming deletion of data field

 
 

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