REDCap (https://redcap.partners.org/redcap) upgrades to v8.1.17 scheduled for Tuesday June 19th at 6:30AM EDT are completed. REDCap was offline from 6:30-7:34 AM EDT.
This upgrade included a number of new features and bug fixes. These include:
New action tag: @HIDECHOICE - Hides one or more choices of a multiple choice field. This action tag is useful if you wish to retire a particular choice after utilizing it for a while in data collection, thus allowing you to hide the choice from that point after without orphaning any of the choice's data, which would happen if you simply deleted the choice.
New feature: PDF download for survey respondents - On an instrument's survey settings page, a user may enable the option "Allow participants to download a PDF of their responses at end of survey?". This option will display a button for the survey participant to download a PDF file of their responses for the survey they just completed. Users may also download this same copy of the PDF since it has been added as a new PDF download option at the top of data entry forms.
Improvement: When a calc field's value is changed, it will now display a red border on the right edge of the calc field's text box to subtly indicate that the displayed value is different from the stored value in the database. And if the calculated value gets changed so that its value matches the stored value again, the red border will disappear. This will help users make note of when calculations have been triggered and if there is any disparity between the displayed value and the stored value.
New action tag: @MAXCHECKED - Allows a checkbox field to have a maximum number of checkboxes that can be checked.
New feature: New option to allow respondents to return to a partially completed or fully completed survey response without needing a return code.
List of more new features and fixes available here.
Full release notes available here.
If you have any concerns about REDCap being offline at this time or any questions about these new features, please email firstname.lastname@example.org