Timestamp is a kind of Open Data field that can be added to any monitoring program, just like any other test or open data field. The “Timestamp” is very useful because it allows you to capture the time of the test in the monitoring record with a single tap from the user with the added benefit that the timestamp is coming from our server and cannot be changed or manipulated.
- Time stamp is filled automatically in the monitoring form: For the end user who is filling in a monitoring or receiving record this feature saves a lot of time because in order to fill in the value only one click is required.
- Once recorded, the time stamp value can’t be changed: Using the timestamp in your monitoring and receiving programs guarantees that no-one can fill in false information or change the initial stated time on the record.
1. Enter details
- Give your timestamp a name. This name will appear in the monitoring form.
- You can organize your open data fields into folders.
- Provide a short description that tells you what the timestamp is going to be used for.
- If you want the operator to be able to view a document directly from the monitoring form you can link this field into a document. For instance, you might link the field into a standard operating procedure.
2. Include the timestamp in a monitoring program
In the above example the newly created timestamp has been included into a metal detector monitoring program.
3. How does a timestamp appear in a monitoring record?
All the user has to do is to click the cell in the monitoring record and the software will automatically fill the time and date in.
It is important to note that the time will update until the user clicks “Save” or “Save & Submit” after which the timestamp is locked and cannot be changed or updated by anyone.