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Questions tagged [data-entry]

The act of transcribing some form of information into another medium, usually through input into a computer program

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To show “treat entered string text” to null & empty?

It's regarding the better representation of showing these option. I would like to explain in an elaborative way. "A user can set data modification setting for further use. which might help other ...
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When to merge data in a form?

I’m wondering how to make UX better in such a case There is CRM, as a user of this CRM, I can create a customer with fields phone, email, name, address. Sometimes it’s possible when a customer with ...
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Correct sequence of steps for a multi-step workflow

I'm working on a project where a logged-in user(nurse) has to complete a multistep workflow in order to enroll patients into their doctor's records system. The workflow needs to capture: Patient Name/...
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Getting large amounts of information from users

Say I have an app that requires a lot of information or insights about our users to function, what is considered the best way of going about this? Thinking about forms, they would be too large and ...
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Handling gender in statistical test data

Context: imagine we're collecting data for a statistical analysis where biological sex is a factor (for example to determine optimal drugs dosage.) Problem: when operator (the one who will insert ...
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Should user entered data on conditional fields be cleared out when a new option is selected?

Let's say you have a radio set and depending on your selection, you will conditionally be presented with a text field to enter data. You enter data for one selection and then pick a new option, but ...
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How to convey interaction between two cells

I am working on a project that includes designing some behaviour for a web data grid. I run into a question described in the title. Below is a screenshot. The editable input cell is the one with ...
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Bulk data entry using two different forms, and what to call them?

I'm designing a database system for certifying training test results. There are a variety of ways data could be entered, which I've narrowed down to 2 different forms for ease of use. In most cases ...
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How do I display a large amount of user-entered data back to them in real time?

I'm working on a web application that handles in-house registration. While completing the request, a user is allowed to enter an email into a text field that, when saved, will allow that user with ...
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Design principles: Lean data vs. bloated data

I've been tasked with designing tables to store civil infrastructure asset data. Users have asked for a multitude of fields in the tables. For instance, they've asked for 50+ fields in a roads table. ...
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Interface to pair up dozens of users with resources

We have a web application which connects users with certain resources. The way it works currently is that we have a csv file like this: resource_id_x, user_id_1 resource_id_y, user_id_2 ...
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How do I use a do a data-entry dialog within a complex dialog

I have a question regarding UX design for an enterprise / content management system, about the best way to display nested functions without losing sight of the earlier levels. The context is this: ...
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Collecting initial data in one big view or in few steps?

On the user first login, I have to collect some data from the user to enable app to do it's stuff. I would like not to frighten user and discourage him/her from using the app.. Should I put data ...
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Best format and maximum length for manually typed authentication code

I need to send one-time codes with a relatively short expiration time (say 15 minutes). Potentially there may be hundreds of codes active at the same time. What are suggested formats for this? Any ...
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Is it good practice to have a disabled checkbox which is always selected, to give information during application entry?

I'm involved in a software development project for which an application entry page is required. I received a model for implementation of that page which includes checkboxes which are always disabled ...
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How could I deferential to a user that some region of a web page is for data entry and another for informative purposes?

I have a web page that has to distinct regions on it. There is the top region that is for a user to enter data (and re-enter data periododically) and a separate region of the page that shows all data ...
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What is the most user friendly way to ask a user to enter European banking data?

Both the BIC (Bank Identifier Code) and the IBAN (International Bank Account Number) are long numbers and thus easily mistyped. For shopping websites it's on the other hand important that it's easy ...
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Adjusting summary totals when inputing data

Our application currently shows the budget of a group of line items at the bottom of the page. When you make an edit to a line item, the budget changes. When you make the change the old budget remains ...
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Is the ability to finish a wizard early a good idea?

I am using a wizard dialog with 4-5 steps to let users input data of a business object. The data on the different steps of the wizard is not interdependent and the order of the steps feel natural when ...
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Efficient multi-field search pattern for finding matching records

We need to build a tool that allows data entry from people to find transactions from an external data source and match them to our transactions. The transactions don't always align by a particular ...
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Hardware best practices for data entry while doing field work

I have a client who sends medical professionals out into the field to perform checkups and other simple procedures in low income areas for free. They are currently doing their work in an entirely ...
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Should you autosave when app is minimized?

I'm developing an Android app that allows users to fill out different types of forms (input types = text, numbers, and sliders for certain numbers). The save button is in the top-right corner, in the ...
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Good UX patterns for data entry on a tablet

Users of my product are farmers and farmhands, and will be entering lots of different types of data about their cows via tablets (likely in portrait mode) whilst out in the field. How can I optimise ...
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Best way to organize process of adding child records to a parent record from a UX perspective

I'm working on a browser-based DBMS application, and I'm running into some complications around the best way to handle user navigation while creating records. Viewing and editing records seems ...
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Which method to create a data map?

What kind of workshop or method do you use when you need to collect all the information the user needs in its app ? I am working on a predictive tool for a big industrial client. Basically, he needs ...
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Proven UX practices for fast data input and further association

I am investigating the ways of solving the following UX task: There is a user (sales person). They have a tablet. They want just a multiline edit field where they can enter any text about their ...
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Sanitizing input of names

I'm working on the onboarding of my web app and I'm wondering how to sanitize user input for data fields such as the name or the business name. Initially I limited input to only letters and numbers ...
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Reducing repetitive actions in cataloging software

I have inherited a piece of software that is used to catalogue objects using a series of 6 dropdown menus with around 3-15 options in each. Once all selections are made the user can click a button to ...
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Making it easier for users to fill out form on mobile apps

I am working on a mobile app and we are experiencing significant dropoff when asking users to add their bank account details. The form is quite long but unfortunately these fields are mandatory. It ...
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Reducing data entry density

Here's a common situation: you need to capture input from the user about some complex entity, so you have a data entry field for every possible attribute of the entity: And the tabs each have even ...
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best practice: how to handle data entry / modification & storing changes thereof

I have a page (HTML) containing multiple tabs, all filled with various settings. Those settings are further divided into groups which are nothing more than separate REST calls to the server. Each ...
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Inline Editing for Select Lists?

Our application is very heavy on data entry and must display pertinent data quickly and in an easy to peruse format. We have been moving towards an inline edit functionality wherein forms are by ...
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Optimizing website text input for tablet device by pre-selecting text on edit

Say I have a search form and a booking form: is it good usability to automatically select all text in the input if the user taps them (to edit)?
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UI pattern for a user to enter in someone else's birthdate

I've read many articles about the best UI practice for a user to their own birthdate, but what would you consider the best practice for a user, such as a nurse, to enter in a patient's birthdate? ...
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Is speech recognition faster than keyboard for data entry

Are there any serious studies looking at why we still use/need a keyboard if speech recognition technology makers (like Nuance's Better Day and Dragon) claim they do more words per minute?
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How to lay out the entry of a date offset

I'm developing a system where users can set up a reminder to send to their contacts. They can have a number of custom defined date fields for the contacts. They need to enter an Operator (On/Before/...
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Is there a UX pattern for “drop-down preferred but free text allowed”?

Trying to design a user interface screen for a part of the system where users will be able to select companies from a drop-down. The drop-down list is potentially very long. However, if the company is ...
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What is the name for those tag wrappers for text found in Gmail compose, Facebook invite friends, and of course StackExchange tags?

I see this sort of UX element in a lot of places, and pardon my ignorance, but I just don't know what they are called (if they are called anything at all. It consists of wrapping a text specification ...
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A usable way to enter a mountaineer's Aspect and Elevation?

Here's a design problem you may find interesting. Feel free to help by answering or commenting. All input is welcome. The design goal: an easier tool for users to enter a type of location on a ...
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Combining select field with freeform entry

I have a "university/college" field in a web form. In the interests of data normalisation I want users to select their university from a dropdown. However, if their uni is not there they should enter ...
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Easy and intuitive way to prompt the user for data entry throughout the day? (iOS app)

What are some easy, seamless ways to prompt an iOS/mobile user to input data throughout the day (e.g. for a food diary), from both the notification and the data entry perspective? So far the best ...
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Creating relationships in a family tree

I'm writing a web application to manage a family tree. Each new user is required to input their name and select their parent from among all the parents in the database. If the parent does not exist, ...
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Warning and Critical numerical ranges

We have a system where users should be alerted when different metrics goes outside of specified boundaries. The user should be able to configure these boundaries for each metric. There is a warning ...
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Flexible natural language input field design

I want to design a mobile form similar to Facebook input field to post a status update, where you can add suggested information like location and then continue with your post. I'll use a suggestion ...
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How do you deal with complex data entry, creating related records within a record within a record?

The database I am dealing with consists of objects that are related to each other in multiple (non-hierarchical) ways (documents, persons, places, events,...). To create a new record the user has to ...
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Displaying System Generated Placeholder

In the process of converting some legacy desktop applications to the web. The majority of the screens are simply managing data associated to a key field. For example, a contact id and then the ...
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Should form inputs expand to full width on smaller viewports?

When a viewport approaches smaller sizes, my first thought is to linearize and grow each form input, giving each input a full-width. This removes the UI hinting of the larger viewport, but arguably ...
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Are there any references for 10-key data entry (enter vs. tab) to move to the next form field?

A client has requested a data entry form in which the users enter data with a 10-key number pad. When we developed the screen we used the tab button to transition from field to field as is common in ...
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Form design for editing 3 co-dependent values

I have 3 values that depend on each other. For example: pace, distance, time, and pace = time/distance (note: pace is speed inverted). The user can edit any of them and one of the values should be ...
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Merging company data

I have a client whos software contains lists of companies. A company can have users, locations and other attributes associated with it. Users have complained that they cannot merge two companies ...