Creating fields using the database function

Mar 05, 2014

Hi there

I'm in the process of creating a number of text fields where the user will fill in the information. There is going to be a lot of data and the amount is totally driven by the user. For example they enter a job function (field created using the database function) and then enter however many tasks (also created by using the database function) that relates to that function. Once completed with one function and its associated tasks they move onto the next and continue this process until they are finished with the number of functions and tasks that they have in their job. This process can vary widely from use to user.

I've allowed for up to 20 task fields for each function (with 5 task fields on each screen) and will enter 10 function options with each function allowing for 20 tasks against one function.

I'm wondering two things.

1. Is there an easier way for me to do this? Once each function and its associated tasks are completed I plan on them being presented at a later date and want them to answer a series of questions about the function and tasks they have entered and

2. How do I tell the system the user is finished entering whatever number functions and tasks. Is there something like an if statement? For example: If nothing else is added in these fields and the user selects next take them to???

Thanks Belinda

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Belinda,

I believe you're referring to the data entry fields within Storyline, as Storyline doesn't have an associated "database" per say. 

You can reference what the user has entered into these fields at any other point in the course using the method described here. 

In regards to your second question, you can set up conditions on triggers (such as jump to next slide) to ensure that a user has entered text into a particular field. Say at the very least, they'll need to enter text into the top most field, you could set a condition that the user can jump to next slide "if TextEntry1 is not equal to (blank)". You could even get a bit more advanced based on what the user has to enter - say TextEntry1 is their name and TextEntry2 is their occupation - if they enter information into both would they be jumped to a particular slide vs. if they only entered their name? 

If you're needing a bit more guidance it may help to share your Storyline file here or at least a sample/mock up so that we can take a look at what you've got set and offer feedback specific to your needs. 

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