Deep Linking Forms and Pre-filling Fields

This guide walks through linking to an iScout form from another app or website and pre-setting values on the form when the link is clicked. Linking to an iScout Form You can link to an iScout web form by right-clicking the “Fill Out” button and choosing “Copy Link Address”: https://acme.iscout.com/forms/responses/new/6512 In some cases, you may […]

Integrating the iScout API with Third-Party Services

The iScout API make it possible for you to move data between iScout and a third-party system such as an HR system, BI tools, telemetry services, SAP, NetSuite, and more. To be clear, an API is a programming interface that your organization’s IT group would use to connect the two systems. iScout does not create […]

How To Sync Your Employee List With iScout

It’s easy to manually create and update employee profiles within iScout, but many companies wish to automate this process. For example, you probably have an HR system with employee details like name, employee number, email address, etc. Typically you’ll want to sync this data with iScout weekly, daily, or even several times a day. The […]

Integrating iScout with Your Company’s Business Intelligence Tools

Many companies wish to integrate iScout data into their own dashboards or BI tools. iScout makes this possible through the iScout API. https://api.iscout.com The API contains documentation on getting connected, making a request, available endpoints, code samples, a sandbox, and more. Using the iScout API, your company can pull JSON or CSV data on-demand and […]

Integrating iScout Reports Into Google Sheets

Companies often wish to import iScout data into their own dashboards or databases. This is made possible through the iScout API. In this example, we’ll share how to automatically sync iScout data into a Google Sheets document. STEP 1) GET A TOKEN Login to your iScout account Go to Control Panel > API  Generate an API token (it […]

How to Open a CSV Spreadsheet in Mac Excel Without Losing Leading Zeros

Excel loves to reformat your data when you open a file. Unfortunately, that means it might remove “leading” zeros when you open a spreadsheet. For example, your employee numbers may start with a few zeros, “0001024”. Excel (trying to be helpful) removes those zeros and now you see “1024”. That’s a bummer if your extra […]

How To Fix The Browser Security Error

Starting in September of 2020, iScout is discontinuing support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in favor of TLS 1.2. These outdated protocols are insecure and are being discontinued by many other groups (such as Microsoft 360 starting in October). NOTE: iScout began showing full screen warnings on every page starting in early August. An email […]

How To Setup a Forms to Training Mapping

There are many ways to mark a training complete in iScout such as taking a lesson, uploading a spreadsheet, group trainings, and more. In some cases, you may want a form response to mark a training complete. For example, say you have a “Forklift Operator Evaluation” that is done by a supervisor. The supervisor fills […]

How To Use Calculation Fields in iScout

Calculation fields let you use other fields in a formula to derive a new number. For example, say you have a counter field called “quantity” and a numeric field called “price”. You could create a calculation field called “Grand Total” with the formula quantity * price. Overview Here is a brief video overview of the […]