In this chapter we introduce a selection of advanced features of IndustraForms including:
Carrying data from one IndustraForm instance to the next
Importing data from logbooks, other IndustraForms and SQL databases
Filtering imported data by area or other Context Filters
Summarising and manipulating imported data
Creating line graphs and bar charts with imported data
Controlling approvals with Sections, Roles and other techniques
To showcase these features and how they can be combined to create a composite solution, we use an example of a Shift Handover. However, these features are used in the design of a wide range of operations management applications.
For the purposes of our example, we assume that our site has two sections, Section A and Section B, and that Section A has Unit 1 and Unit 2.
Section A, Unit 1 and Unit 2 each has its own handover configured with a unique IndustraForm.
The default configuration is used for each handover as shown.
Tutorial Diagram Convention
In the diagram below there are overlaid screenshots: an IndustraForm design; the same form in the Test Form window; and configuration snippets from the Properties panel. The diagrams in this tutorial generally follow this pattern.