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REDCap Advanced Topics. University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) https://www.icts.uiowa.edu/confluence/display/ICTSit/REDCap#REDCap-REDCapAdvancedTopicsTraining. Linking to Projects and Sites.

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Redcap advanced topics

REDCap Advanced Topics

University of Iowa

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)

https://www.icts.uiowa.edu/confluence/display/ICTSit/REDCap#REDCap-REDCapAdvancedTopicsTraining


Linking to projects and sites

Linking to Projectsand Sites

Fred McClurg, [email protected] Davis, [email protected]

https://www.icts.uiowa.edu/confluence/download/attachments/53149797/REDCap_Link_To_Sites.pdf


Linking via redcap bookmarks

Linking via REDCap Bookmarks

REDCap now has the capability define a link on the navigation bar.


Creating a simple link

Creating a Simple Link

The “Link Label” specifies text of the link.

The “Link URL/Destination” defines the address of the external web site.

The “Opens new window” checkbox makes the page open in a separate window or tab.


Project bookmarks

Project Bookmarks

The newly created link is displayed on the navigation bar under the “Project Bookmarks” heading:


Creating a redcap project link

Creating a REDCap Project Link

Upon selecting the Link Type of “REDCap Project”, the following dialog is displayed allowing you to specify the project from a drop-down list.

A link to another REDCap Project can also be created on the navigation bar.


Editing a link

Editing a Link

To modify a link, hover over the label. The text is edited in place.


Using field notes to reference a footnote

Using Field Notes toreference a footnote

The Field Note can be used as a footnote. Using special characters (i.e. dagger) require the use of an HTML Entity.


Code for field note using html entity

Code for Field Noteusing HTML Entity

The following HTML snippet specifies using a HTML Entity in a Field Note:

Choices:

1, Hispanic or Latino †

2, Not Hispanic of Latino

Field Note:

† Hispanic or Latino: A person having Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South/Central American, or other Spanish culture/origin.


Creating hover title on label

Creating Hover Title on Label

A yellow fly-over text title can be created on most labels to provide context sensitive help.


Code for hover title on label

Code for hover title on label

The following HTML snippet specifies using a yellow hover title on a radio button:

Choices:

1, <span title="Defined as a person having Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South/Central American, or other Spanish culture/origin.">Hispanic or Latino</span>

2, Not Hispanic of Latino


Linking via redcap field notes

Linking via REDCap Field Notes

It possible to reference another page within REDCap via a Field Note. This is an ideal place to provide context sensitive help in order to assist the end user regarding a specific field:


Html code to open a page

HTML Code to Open a Page

The following HTML snippet opens the Employee Directory in a separate page or tab:

Enter Doctor's name as listed in the <a href="http://dnaapps.uiowa.edu/PublicDirectory/" target="_blank" title="Open help window or tab">employee directory</a>:<br /> <div style="font-family: courier, monospace; font-size: 120%; font-weight: bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;LastName, FirstName M</div>


Popup page via field notes link

Popup Page via Field Notes Link

It is also possible to popup a stand-alone browser window that references an external page via a Field Note. This window can be displayed without a menubar or toolbar.


Javascript code for popup page link

JavaScript Code forPopup Page Link

The following HTML/JavaScript snippet opens Wikipedia in a 412x265 popup help window:

For more information, see the <a href="javascript:void(0);" onClick="javascript: openwin = window.open('http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodchuck', 'helpWin', 'menubar=no, width=412, height=265, toolbar=no, scrollbars=yes'); openwin.focus(); " title="Open help window">Groundhog Wikipedia</a> page.


Popup page via field notes icon

Popup Page viaField Notes Icon

It is also possible to popup a browser window to a new page by clicking a Field Note icon. The icon must be referenced from an external site.


Javascript code for help page via browser window

JavaScript Code for HelpPage via Browser Window

The following HTML/JavaScript snippet opens a page in a 424x411 window upon clicking an image:

<a href="javascript:void(0);" onClick="javascript: window.open('http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_washington', 'helpWin', 'menubar=no, width=424, height=411, toolbar=no, scrollbars=yes');" > <imgsrc="http://www.icts.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/help.16x16.png" style="vertical-align: top" title="Click icon to open window" /></a> Information regarding George Washington is available.


Popup message within a browser window

Popup Message Withina Browser Window

It is also possible to popup a browser window to a new page by clicking a Field Note icon. The icon must be referenced from an external site.


Javascript code for help message via browser

JavaScript Code for Help Message via Browser

The following HTML/JavaScript snippet opens a custom message in a browser window upon clicking an image:

Not Hispanic of Latino <a href="javascript:void(0)" onClick="javascript: openwin = window.open('', 'helpWindow', 'menubar=no, width=324, height=200, toolbar=no, scrollbars=yes'); openwin.document.open(); openwin.document.write('A person not having Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South/Central American, or other Spanish culture/origin.'); openwin.focus(); openwin.document.close();" title="Click link to open help window"><imgsrc="https://icts.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/help.16x16.png" title="Display browser window"></a>


Alert via field notes

Alert via Field Notes

For small amounts of text, an alert can be displayed via a Field Note. The text is specified within the field note itself and does not need an external web site to function.


Javascript code for alert dialog

JavaScript Code for Alert Dialog

The following HTML/JavaScript snippet displays text via a standard Alert Dialog upon clicking a link. Notice that “\n” specifies a line break between the words “Electronic” and “Data”:

For assistance, see <a href="javascript:void()" onclick="javascript:window.alert('REsearch Electronic\nDataCAPture');" title="Click for help">help dialog</a>.


Simple jquery dialog

Simple jQuery Dialog

A simple jQuery dialog can be specified to display help information.


Code for simple jquery dialog

Code for Simple jQuery Dialog

The following HTML/JavaScript snippet displays text in a simple jQuery dialog upon clicking an image:

Not Hispanic of Latino <a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="javascript: newDiv = $(document.createElement('div')); newDiv.html('A person not having Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South/Central American, or other Spanish culture/origin'); newDiv.dialog();"><imgsrc="https://icts.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/help.16x16.png" title="Display more info"></a>


Robust jquery dialog

Robust jQuery Dialog

Several options can be added to the jQuery dialog that add features like a title and an “Ok” button.


Code for robust jquery dialog

Code for Robust jQuery Dialog

The following HTML/JavaScript snippet displays text in a jQuery dialog containing a title and an “Ok” pushbutton:

Not Hispanic of Latino <a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="javascript: newDiv = $(document.createElement('div')); dialogTitle = 'Help Dialog'; dialogMsg = 'A person not having Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South/Central American, or other Spanish culture/origin.'; newDiv.html( dialogMsg ); newDiv.dialog({ title: dialogTitle, modal: true, buttons: [ { text: 'Ok', click: function() { $(this).dialog('close'); } } ] }); "><imgsrc="https://icts.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/help.16x16.png" title="Display more info"></a>


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Redcap documentation

REDCap Documentation

  • Training within REDCap:

    • FAQs (Help & FAQ Tab):

      https://redcap.icts.uiowa.edu/redcap/index.php?action=help

    • Video (Training Resources Tab):

      https://redcap.icts.uiowa.edu/redcap/index.php?action=training

  • Local REDCap documentation:

    https://icts.uiowa.edu/confluence/display/ICTSit/REDCap


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