Smart Variables are dynamic variables that allow you to reference information other than data fields. They can reference things with regard to users, records, forms, surveys, events/arms, or repeating instances.
Smart Variable List
How to Use Smart Variables
Smart Variables are represented inside brackets and can have dashes or colons. They can be used:
On their own – e.g. [event-name]
In conjunction with field variables – e.g. [previous-event-name][weight] , or [heart_rate][previous-instance]
In conjunction with other Smart Variables – e.g. [previous-event-name][survey-url:test_survey]
Where to Use Smart Variables
This framework provides functionality for users to implement electronic consent (e-Consent) using a survey as the consent form, such as for capturing the consent of a research study participant.
Additional New Features
Piping for checkbox fields
Piping can be used for checkbox fields. There are options to display -
A list of checked choices: [my_checkbox:checked] to display a comma-delimited list of choice labels that have been checked.
Unchecked choices: [my_checkbox:unchecked] to display a comma-delimited list of choice labels that have NOT been checked.
A specific choice: [my_checkbox(code)] - If a coded value of the checkbox is included inside parentheses after the variable name, it will output the word 'Checked' or 'Unchecked' regarding whether or not that specific choice has been checked off.
Note – the checkbox piping options will return the text labels. If you want it to return the raw value, append ':value' to the variable.
Survey-specific email invitation fields
It can be enabled for any given survey on the Survey Settings page that, in which a user may designate an email field for sending survey invitations for that survey only.
Note - This feature is similar to the project-level email invitation field except that it is employed only for the survey where it has been enabled. This allows users to have data entry workflows that require multiple surveys where the participant is different for each survey.
The Sponsor Dashboard can be utilized by the project PI who has been a sponsor for the non-uNID REDCap users. A link to the dashboard will be displayed at the top of the My Projects page for any users that are a sponsor.
The Sponsor Dashboard allows sponsors to manage their sponsored users by viewing various information about them, such as username, name, expiration, suspended status, and some general activity.
The Sponsor Dashboard contains various functions to allow sponsors to make requests to REDCap administrators to help manage their sponsored users by performing some actions.