This week, we’ve made a lot of headway in producing the screen display needed for printing a
receipt using a screenshot. We met with Brian and Simran and Landan, and appsheet
consultant, to get some advice on the best way to proceed. Though initially stumped as well by
the exporting option, he did give us some useful advice.
Landan recommended concatenating all the fields we are interested in, into 1 new column to
save space and give us some control over whitespace and formatting. It’s not an ideal solution,
but flexible enough to accommodate new fields in the future, and the removal of any fields that
may not be needed as the company changes.
Now, when we go to view recent transactions we can scroll to the bottom of a given receipt to
see all the relevant information to be printed for the farmer. This virtual column will also allow us
to make fields bold if the printer has visibility issues, and is easily editable if additional fields
need to be added in the future. Details on this process are below. From here, we will refine
how/when this virtual column is displayed based on feedback from Brian and Simran, stress test
the printers, and make sure everything still works without an internet connection.
This screenshot shows how we can configure this column, and what the result looks like in the
app, via the “emulator” - which is simply the screen displayed on the right hand side.
This is what the formula looks like: