#1 Sencha Touch: Designing Forms for Efficient Data Entry

Fettah BEN, Apps developer, Business Expert and CPA Marketer

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11 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Where to Start Editing

      3:42
    • Designing Form Panel

      5:04
    • Creating Text Field

      5:26
    • Adding Buttons

      4:55
    • Resetting And Submitting A Form Buttons

      9:21
    • Important Configurations Used In Textfield

      5:40
    • Creating Select Field

      8:43
    • Creating Number Field

      5:50
    • Adding Email & Password Field

      5:05
    • Creating An HTML Textarea Field On The Page

      4:37
    • The Spinner & The URL Field

      9:00

About This Class

This excerpt from "Sencha Touch Framework" introduces several techniques that serve to either make data entry less of a chore, or to reduce or eliminate data entry errors (or both).

Designing Forms for Efficient and Accurate Data Entry

Data entry is one of those tasks that I describe as "dangerous" because it's a chore that's both tedious and important. It's tedious because entering dozens or hundreds of records is no one's idea of fun. It's important because the data must be entered accurately; otherwise, any analysis of the data becomes at best misleading and at worst just plain wrong. The danger, then, lies in the fact that data entry is prone to errors but can't afford to have any.

As a forms designer, you can help to reduce this danger by setting up your forms so that data entry is both as efficient as possible and as accurate as possible. In some cases you can achieve both goals with a single technique. For example, asking someone to type a customer name manually is both slow and prone to misspellings. However, suppose you already have a Customers table with a CustomerName field. If you relate the current table with the Customers table (using, say, a common CustomerID field), Sencha Touch adds the CustomerName field to the current form using a drop-down list that contains all the customers. This makes data entry more efficient (the users just select a name from the list instead of typing it) and more accurate (the users can't misspell the customer name).

This chapter introduces you to several techniques that serve to either make data entry less of a chore, or to reduce or eliminate data entry errors (or both).

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