Cloud Syncing with SFTP

Overview

Cloud syncing allows teams to collaboratively collect data in the field using the app. Data are still stored in individual devices as usual. However, if Internet connectivity is available, team members can share their data with each other or send them to a central machine/device in the office for aggregation. A cloud service provider is needed to help move the data over the Internet. Our app can sync to various - and continually growing set of - cloud services, each with their own strengths. If your organization has an existing Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) service, you can leverage it using the app to securely transfer data to your organization and between users.

Uploading data

Step 1: On your device, go into the app's settings.
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Step 2: Press "Cloud Service".
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Step 3: Select "Secure FTP".
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Step 4: Enter the URL, user name and password provided by your network administrator.
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Step 5: The app is now ready to sync data to the cloud. From the records list page of your data collection form, either create a new record or press the cloud icon next to an existing record. Once the record is sent to the SFTP, there will be a check mark next to it.
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Downloading data

Step 1: You may establish a phone or tablet as a "receiver", where all of your team's data will be downloaded to. On that device, go into the app's settings.
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Step 2: Press "Cloud Service".
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Step 3: Select "Secure FTP".
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Step 4: Enter the URL, user name and password provided by your network administrator.
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Step 5: Select "Download data from cloud only".
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Step 6: The app is now ready to download data from the cloud. In the records list page of your data collection form, select "Sync with Cloud" from the options menu to download data. Note: The data collection form that you used to push data to the SFTP must be identical to the form used when downloading data.
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Last edited Jan 12 at 7:58 PM by epi1, version 12

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