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How to collect data using our in-build form builder?

First, click on the ‘Form library’ on the navigation bar, then click on ‘Add new form.’ Insert a ‘Form name’ and a ‘Short description’ and hit ‘Save.’ The form you just created will automatically appear on the list in the ‘Form library.’

How to customise your form?

Customising the form ensures better data quality. You can add multiple fields as per your program’s requirements. Simply click on the form you’d like to add new fields to, then click on ‘Edit.’ Next, click on ‘+Add field,’ repeat this step until you have added all the required fields, then hit ‘Save form’ and ‘Close.’

How to share your form for data collection?

Once you are ready to share your form, go to the ‘Form library,’ then click on the form you would like to share. Next, click on ‘Publish.’ You will see a ‘Source link’ on the pop up window. Copy the link to your webform and share it with the data collectors in the field.

When the data collectors receive the link, they can open it on their mobile devices and start collecting data right away. At this point, you can just sit back and relax as the collected data will be automatically imported into TolaData’s ‘Form Library’ for your use.

How to create a template?

If you’re going to use a similar form repeatedly across different programs, then you might consider building a template. This will save you a lot of time and energy.

Go to the ‘Form library’ and click on the form you would like to turn into a template. Click on ‘Edit,’ a pop up window will appear. On the bottom left corner, you will see a tick box that says ‘Save as template.’ Tick the box and click ‘Save form.’

Click on the ‘Templates’ section to access the template and use it for multiple programs, across the platform.

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