The Collect page

The ‘Collect’ page is where you can add new sample unit observations and view other observations you have already collected and saved but not yet submitted. 

Select a project from your list to enter the project’s “Collect” page.

The red number next to the “Collecting” tab in the left-hand toolbar indicates the number of records you have collected and saved but not yet submitted.

Only users with ‘Collector’ or ‘Administrator’ roles can collect and submit new observations; ‘Read-only’ users cannot collect records.

The “Backup” button at the top of the page will export all collected observations in JSON format for saving to your local drive. This provides an additional backup in case of emergency that you can save to a thumb drive or email to yourself before your records are able to automatically synchronize when online using the Wi-Fi connection. 

Observations can be added and backed up both online and offline, but they can only be validated and submitted on a WiFi connection.

The “Method” button at the top of the page will display collected records by sample method; check the methods you would like displayed.

The “Status” button at the top of the page will display collected records by their validation status: saved, validated, warnings, and errors.

  • An observation row will be highlighted in white if a record has been saved but not validated
  • A row will be highlighted in purple if it has been saved and validated and no errors or warnings were identified
  • A row will be highlighted in red if it was saved and an error(s) was found; a row will be highlighted in yellow if it was saved and a warning(s) was found.