Every week, we send subscribers of the Resco News newsletter a technical tip on how to work with the admin and mobile solutions. Read this selection of five tech tips published over recent weeks to explore how you can enhance your Resco experience.
In this month’s edition, you will learn more about how to:
#11: Use sync filters in online mode
#12: Solve the Applying Form Rule – Variable Not Found error
#13: Use React with JSBridge
#14: Use styles in Report Designer
#15: Reuse answers in questionnaires
#11 Sync filter used in online mode
Sync filters control which records to download to the offline database. As a result, they don’t restrict record availability in the online mode.
However, suppose you have an advanced sync filter restricting access to organization data at different levels (like business units, time, etc.). In that case, you can apply these restrictions online without reconfiguring them.
Simply enable the sync filter in online mode within the properties of each view. This ensures that your users see the same records in both online and offline modes.
Go to the desired entity, and then select the view you want to apply the Sync filter for.
Don’t open the view.
On a toolbar, click Properties to open the View Properties dialog.
Select option Sync Filter > Use Sync Filter in Online Mode.
If you encounter this error in your form rules, it typically means that the record loaded into the variable doesn’t contain any data.
That results in an undefined variable. It’s advisable to use conditions to verify if the variable contains data to prevent such errors.
Additionally, when working with data from loaded record fields, always check if the field you intend to assign a value contains data.
This practice helps avoid these types of errors and ensures smoother execution.
Find out more by enrolling in our Business Logic course on Resco Academy!
#13 Use React with JSBridge
On Resco Wiki, you can find a new detailed use case React with JSBridge, including a sample React project and steps needed for building and integrating React content in Resco mobile apps.
#14 Useful insights into styles in Report Designer
Report Designer provides various customization options for mobile reports, including styles. Here are some short tips to get you started:
In contrast to Woodford, where styles are shared across an entire app project, Report Designer uses unique styles per report
Exporting your style library to any project or organization is a simple process. We recommend initially setting up a few fundamental styles and reusing them across all your reports. When necessary, you can create new styles by duplicating existing ones
While assigning a style, you need to distinguish between attributes applied at the Grid and Cell levels. Cell alignments and Font attributes are applied from the style set in the Cell properties
Also, remember, Grid borders define the borders of the entire grid, not just individual cells. If you wish to apply borders to specific cells, you must assign the respective style at the cell level.
We have prepared a small set of basic styles for your convenience in the Report Designer exercises. Feel free to utilize them in your projects.
Reusing answers from previous inspections can save time and reduce the likelihood of errors. It is essential, though, to specify the relevant answers for reuse. This tip illustrates the breadth and depth you can explore.
Open your questionnaire in the Questionnaire Designer.
Navigate to Questionnaire properties > Questionnaire > Reuse Answers.
Select the option relevant to your use case:
Never: Do not reuse
First Match: Take answers from the first completed questionnaire that the system can find
Ask User: User can decide whether to prefill answers or not
Select by User: The user can select from a list of previously completed questionnaires
Modify the filter in Reuse Fetch based on your requirements (for example, only from questionnaires that score higher than or equal to
In this blog, we’ve shared the first five tips that will help you on your way to becoming a Resco pro. You’ve learned how to jump into using React with JSBridge, streamline questionnaires, customize reports, and more. But the fun doesn’t have to stop here.
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