Timeline Point

Learn how the Timeline point can be used and see it in action with the sample projects.

What is the Timeline point?

The Timeline point can be used to display a graphical timeline of activities that occur consecutively or concurrently. Using a Template point you can design a page of points that are used for each of the activities. This allows you to quickly and easily manage the points that are used in each activity.

Key Features

  • Activities can be created and displayed on a timeline with an activity name and a duration.
  • Activities can be re-ordered from within the mobile app by dragging activities up and down the timeline.
  • Multiple display modes can be used to display either staggered or concurrent activities.

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Configuration and Settings

Preparations

Before a Timeline point can be added to a project there are several steps that need to be applied to a project.

Preparing a template page

The first step is to add a new page to your project that will contain the points that will appear in each activity in the Timeline point. At a minimum, this will need to contain two points;

  • One point to define the Activity Name for each activity
  • One point to define the Duration of the activity

For examples of which points and settings to use for the Activity Name and the Duration , please see the Timeline point sample project .

Important: This page will only be used as a template and will not appear within the project, except when creating or editing an activity of the Timeline point. Ensure that all points that are not related to a Timeline activity are added to a different page to the template page.

Preparing a content page

Once the template page has been created, create another page in the project which will contain the Timeline point and any other points that are not contained within the Timeline activities.

Start Time point

Add a Date/Time point to the content page. This point will be used to store the start time of the Timeline point.

Template point

Add a Template point to the content page. Edit the properties to select the template page that was created in the first step along with configuring how many times to insert the template into the project. This number determines how many activities will be available in the Timeline point.

Configuring a Timeline point

Add a Timeline point to the content page and see below for the configuration options:

Timeline properties

Options

Select point with start time

Select the Date/Time point that was created to store the start time.

Number of hours on timeline

Enter a number between 1 and 24. This will be the time limit for activites within the Timeline.

Template

Select template point

Select the template point that was created in the preparation steps.

Point for Activity

Select the point that was added to the template page as the Activity Name point.

Point for Duration

Select the point that was added to the template page as the Duration point.

Display

Display style

Determines how the activities are displayed on the timeline;

  • Concurrent: Activities will be displayed concurrently and will have the same start times.
  • Staggered: Activities will be displayed consecutively and each activity will start at the previous activity's end time.
Concurrent Staggered
Timeline concurrent Timeline staggered
Read only

When enabled, it will disable the ability to create, edit and delete activity entries from the Timeline.

Disable deleting entries

When enabled, it will disable the ability to delete activity entries from the Timeline.

Show next/previous navigation buttons on timeline

Displays a Next and Previous button on the timeline point that can be used to change the selected activity. This can be useful for using a Logic point to reference a Timeline point and toggle the visibility of other points based on the Timeline's selected activity.

Show next/previous navigation buttons on entry page

Displays a Next and Previous button on the entry page for each activity. These buttons can be used to navigate between the activities from within an entry.

Show create entry button on entry page

Displays a New Activity button on each activity entry page. This button can be used to create a new activity from with an existing activity's entry page.


Sample Projects

This sample demonstrates how a Timeline point can be used to to create activities and display them on a graphical timeline.


Sample Projects
You can download the sample project for this tutorial or import the projects directly into your account.