Three Useful Data Events

10 May 2016 by Cory MacVie

With the release of our newest feature, Data Events, our development team has been building all sorts of useful examples in our Data Events developer docs. There are more being added everyday as we find new and novel ways to use Data Events. We’ve just scratched the surface of what is capable with this feature. As users share insights into their use cases, we’ll be glad to add more field-tested examples. Here are three Data Events that you may find helpful:

To get started, you’ll need to be on a Professional Plan, then go to your App Builder window, on the right side will be a Data Events button. You’ll be presented with an expression builder modal.

Tally Counter

Tally Counter If you have ever had the need to have a tally counter field, it is now available in the dev docs. With three lines of code, you can use the hyperlink field with a number field and have incremental counting on your form. It is even possible to have a +1, -1, +5 or -5 button on the same form. Make the number field read-only if you need to prevent field members from editing the results.

Sending SMS Message

Sending SMS When a customer work order, inspection, assessment or job ticket is complete, it can help to notify the customer by text message. Now you can deploy pre-scripted SMS messages or provide a freeform message your field members can write. This makes it easier to keep your customers up-to-date about the status of the job. It can even be made to script a custom message based off of the data in different fields. You’ll want to follow the instructions in the dev docs for more information.

Making a Call from Phone Number

Making Phone Calls Have you ever wanted to make a phone call to a number stored your Fulcrum app? Now it is as easy as pressing a button in your app! It works great if you need to tell a customer the service member is in route or reach out to a customer about rescheduling. There is no need to cut and paste the field into the phone app, as was necessary before. Make it easy for your field members to reach customers and keep customers informed with this data event. Refer to the dev docs for details.

About the author

Cory is our Product Manager for Fulcrum. He works to bring Fulcrum’s field data capability into the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief sectors.

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