It is good practice to to record who has received which device so that lost or damaged devices can be accounted for. It is also useful to know which device submitted a completed survey. This is particularly true if you are not giving enumerators individual logons and hence the only way to identify the enumerator is by the device that has been given to them.
For example you may use a spreadsheet like the following:
|number||device identifier||enumerator name||date|
The first column
number can contain a simple unique identifer that you write on a sticker on the back of the device. Possibly also with the
name of the organisaiton that the device belongs to.
The second column
device identifer contains the globally unique identifer that is sent to the server with each record submitted. You can get this
- Ensuring that the "Enable user and identify menu" option in Mobile App Options is checked. If it wasn't set then set it and press
- In FieldTask select
User and device identitythen
- The device identifier will be shown on the screen