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Creating a Sale Map

This tutorial will show you how to create and insert a sale map directly into a ClickForms report.

To create a sales map in ClickForms, you will first need to import sales from DataLog as sale sheets or import the sales into one of the approach forms. I’ll go ahead and paste a couple of sales into my report. You will also need to have an exhibit form, map addenda, or any other form with graphic cell in your forms manager. I’ll add a general exhibit form to my forms manager for the sale map.

To insert the sale map, you’ll first need to select the graphic cell so that it is active. Next, you’ll go to the Tools tab of the ribbon and click on the Insert Sale Map button. This will bring up a new window allowing you to select which sales to display on the map; simply check or uncheck the desired sales. The ClickForms map uses the same settings as your DataLog Map Sales view or report, so any display options you have configured in DataLog such as label display or display boundaries will be shown in ClickForms. You can adjust these options as needed using the map options button. You can add a subject or custom marker to the map by clicking on the add marker button. Similar to DataLog, you will be prompted to name your marker; once you click OK you will then see your custom marker on the map.

You’ll need to make sure that your zoom level, map view, etc. are set to the desired options, for when you insert the sale map it gets inserted exactly as you see it on screen. If you have boundaries shown on your map, they are imported into ClickForms as they were drawn on the DataLog sale. If you want all of your sale boundaries on the ClickForms map to be the same color, simply click the map options button, click boundary color, and choose the desired color. This does not change the original boundary color on the DataLog sale, it only changes the boundary colors on the ClickForms map. Once your options are set, click the “OK – Insert” button. You should then see your map appear in the graphic cell. The map imported into the graphic cell is simply an image cell. If you need to redo the map for any reason such as readjusting the zoom, renaming any added markers, etc. you will have to reapply any customizations.

The size of the pop up window for the Insert Sale Map option has been adjusted to create the optimal map size and shape for the specific graphic cell you are importing into. AgWare recommends not adjusting the Insert Sale Map window size.

If you have any questions or comments about inserting a map into your ClickForms report, feel free to give us a call at 605-787-7871, or send an email to support@uaar.net.

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