Configure Coronavirus Force Readiness

In this topic, you will learn how to configure the Coronavirus Force Readiness solution to meet specific needs in your organization.

Extend force readiness surveys

The Coronavirus Force Readiness solution includes a series of surveys that can be used to understand the capacity of your workforce.

Review the preconfigured questions and adjust as necessary to remain in compliance with your organizational policies and any applicable laws. Additionally, ensure that you secure the survey and underlying layers and only share the content with appropriate members of your organization.

Update feature layer views

The Coronavirus Force Readiness solution includes a series of views created from the Personnel Readiness feature layer. The feature layer is used in the surveys and the subsequent views are used in the dashboards. Organizations may modify the Personnel Readiness Report survey and ultimately add new fields to the feature layers. When doing so, the new fields must be exposed in the appropriate views.

To add one or more fields to a layer and re-create the views, complete the following steps:

  1. Browse to the view in your contents.
  2. Click the Visualization tab.
  3. Click the Options button Options on the appropriate layer or table, then click Set View Definition.
  4. Click Define Fields.
  5. Scroll to the newly created field and check the box. Click Apply.

    The new field is added to the view's definition.

  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for the Personnel Readiness Dashboard.
  7. Update the Personnel Readiness Dashboard to account for the new fields you added to the layers.

Modify readiness surveys

To modify a Coronavirus Force Readiness survey, complete the following steps:

  1. Install ArcGIS Survey123 Connect.
  2. Start ArcGIS Survey123 Connect and sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  3. Click Personnel Readiness Report to download the survey.
  4. Note:

    Steps 4 through 9 apply to both the Personnel Readiness Report and Personnel Readiness Batch Report surveys.

  5. Click the Personnel Readiness Report again to open the survey.
  6. In the left pane, click Open XLSForm Spreadsheet.
  7. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, click the Choices tab. This tab comprises all of the selectable options for survey questions.
  8. Revise the survey to reflect your personnel readiness needs.
  9. Caution:

    Do not make any modifications to domain values that were not first updated in the feature layer.

  10. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect.
  11. In ArcGIS Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left pane to publish your changes.
  12. Note:

    To view your changes in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect, on the Download Surveys page, click Dowload to download the updated survey.

Configure echelons

The dashboards are preconfigured to display four battalions and four companies under each battalion. Follow the steps below to add or remove battalions or companies from your dashboard.

Add a battalion

To add battalions or companies to the dashboard, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Browse to the Personnel Readiness Dashboard and open the item details page.
  3. Click Edit Dashboard.
  4. Select the last battalion tab while in edit mode.
  5. Go to the editing tool within this element and select Duplicate.
  6. Drag the newly created copy and position it below the last battalion tab.
  7. Reference duplicated battalion settings, text, and configuration.
  8. Add a new name, for example, 5th BN, to the new component.
  9. Save your application.

Remove a battalion tab

To remove a battalion or companies from the dashboard, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Browse to the Personnel Readiness Dashboard and open the item details page.
  3. Click Edit Dashboard.
  4. Select the battalion tab you want to delete while in edit mode.
  5. Click the Delete button Delete element to delete the selected battalion.
  6. Save your application.

Configure alternate reporting periods

The dashboards are preconfigured to display individuals reporting within the last 24 hours. The dashboard owner can configure the dashboard to display alternate reporting periods. The Personnel List is the most commonly configured element in regard to its contents and time frame.

To modify the reporting period, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Browse to the Personnel Readiness Dashboard and open the item details page.
  3. Click Edit Dashboard.
  4. Go to the editing tool within the Personnel List element and select Configure.
  5. Below Battalion, select the And option and add Date Reported from the drop-down list. You can now select from any of the available options and time frames.
  6. Click Done and save your application displaying the new reporting period.

Add readiness tabs for new battalions and companies

The dashboards are preconfigured to display four battalions and four companies and their applicable total force/unit size. This tab also contains the availability based on survey submissions and percentage of readiness.

To add percentages of readiness to the dashboard, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Browse to the Personnel Readiness Dashboard and open the item details page.
  3. Click Edit Dashboard.
  4. Select the 3rd Battalion tab while in edit mode
  5. Go to the editing tool within the Personnel List element and select Duplicate.
  6. Drag the newly created copy and position it below the 3rd Battalion tab. Reference the 3rd Battalion settings, text, and configuration.
  7. Add a new name, such as 5th BN, to the new component and save your application.
  8. Go to the Reference section within the configuration tool and add the unit size below Fixed Value.

    This number will provide the available value and percentage of readiness.

  9. Follow the previous step and enter your current Total Force for each unit level.
  10. If you need to remove a battalion tab, click the Delete button Delete element.
  11. Save your application.