‘Attribute Set’ is a set of fields and field’s values which can be than connected to the layer and used as set of predefined values when registering the data. Depending what is your workflow you may use or you may not use the attribute set for your layers.
1.Name and Description – ‘No Attributes’ option
If you want simply display NAME and DESCRIPTION when adding new features to the map please choose ‘No Attributes’ when during ‘Add Layer’ operation:
2. Attribute Set – why to use it
Number of projects require however that you register number of properties like gender, colour, height etc. for each location. The common pattern is that these properties can be the same for number of locations – the attribute set used with your layer is going to speed up this process as instead of typing the same information over and over again you will simply pick the necessary values from the drop-down lists.
3. Manage Attributes
To Add/Remove/Edit/Import/Export attributes you need to go to the Navigation Drawer->Manage Attributes section of the app. Depending how complex attribute set is going to be you may decide to create the attribute set from scratch on the mobile device or you can prepare it on your desktop and import the whole attribute set or just a field values from a file.
If you want to share your attribute set between devices or you want to do a major changes to the attribute set structure, you can also export it to the file, do necessary changes and import it back to the app, so new layers can make use of it.
Creating the attribute set is a straightforward process and you can follow the steps from our Walk-through to get it done form scratch.