A log is a simple form, used to capture information about something that happened on the job site, along with pictures. When logs are created, they can automatically notify people in channels. Standard log categories include:
Logs are specific to a project. When you create a new project, all the log categories are created by default. However after you create your project, you can use "Activity Logs Settings" and the "Configure" link for a log to disable certain logs, or make them publicly accessible as web forms for texting users.
You can click on the "Configure" link to view the settings for a log. You can disable logs that are not applicable for your project by unchecking "Enable log".
You can also make a log accessible to anyone with a link. This can be helpful if you have foremen or superintendents that interact with FieldChat through text messaging, and need to be able to submit logs (such as daily manpower) without installing the app. FieldChat also provides a QR code that can be added to your job site signage, so that people can quickly link to a form.
To create a log, click on "New Log" and select the log category you would like to use. You may take pictures in the mobile app, or attach pictures and files in the web app to submit along with the log.
If a log is enabled for access via the web link, anyone who has the link will be able to submit new logs in a web form without needing to install the FieldChat app. They will need to have their phone number registered in FieldChat as a texting user. An example is below.
To notify everyone in a particular channel when a log is created in your project, you may edit the channel and choose the log categories to notify people about.
When a new log is created of the specified categories, a message from the Notifier Bot will be sent in the channel to let everyone know. You can click on the blue button and view the log.
You can search for logs by date and/or log category. By default, the most recently submitted logs are shown, grouped by log category. If you change the criteria to date range, then the logs are filtered based on the log date.