Classification sets in Fulcrum let you create predefined hierarchies and schemas for classifying selection choice data into a standard format. This makes selecting a value from a long list of items incredibly efficient in the field. Classification sets are searchable and let you quickly ‘drill down’ to your intended value.
The Fulcrum classification set builder lets you drag and drop items to visually design your custom element hierarchy. You also have the ability to import a structured CSV file to create the classification set.
Working with complex classification sets can be tricky, so I created a little helper utility, which utilizes the Fulcrum API Classification Sets for viewing, creating, modifying and downloading custom classification sets. Most of the key code was forked from Zac’s old Fulcrum CSV Tool.
The standard workflow for bulk updating an existing classification set:
To create a new classification set:
This little helper utility is a great example of how you can expand the functionality of the Fulcrum platform via the API. All the code is open source and available on GitHub. It’s built on the Bootstrap framework and is entirely client-side and hosted on GitHub Pages.